AmeriCorps Week

AmeriCorps Members are Making an Impact through Up2Us Coach and AmeriCorps VISTA

AmeriCorps Members are Making an Impact through Up2Us Coach and AmeriCorps VISTA

See what AmeriCorps members serving through Up2Us Coach and AmeriCorps VISTA have been able to accomplish during their service terms. 

How AmeriCorps Has Helped Us #GetThingsDone

How AmeriCorps Has Helped Us #GetThingsDone

Since the inception of Up2Us Sports, AmeriCorps has been by our side, providing grants to support service members to serve as youth sports coaches nationally. These members, play pivotal roles in the lives of youth in and around some of America’s most underserved communities.

AmeriCorps Works: Sheryl Serves as an AmeriCorps VISTA at Kids in the Game

AmeriCorps Works: Sheryl Serves as an AmeriCorps VISTA at Kids in the Game

VISTA’s find out about the year-long, national service program in many different ways. For Sheryl Katz, she didn’t even know what VISTA was until after she had her heart set on working for Kids in the Game. She was working full-time at a law firm doing marketing when she realized it just wasn’t for her. “I wanted to work with youth who had backgrounds similar to myself - active, sports-driven childhoods,” said Katz.

AmeriCorps Works: Nicole Serves as an AmeriCorpsVISTA at Kids Creative

AmeriCorps Works: Nicole Serves as an AmeriCorpsVISTA at Kids Creative

Born and raised in New York City, Banks stayed local and attended Brooklyn College where she studied theatre. It was while there that she discovered her passion for working with youth. In a class she was asked, “what can you do when you’re not pursuing an acting role?” She realized then that she loved being around children and listening to them.