AmeriCorps to mark one year in city

Published 12:15 pm Monday, May 24, 2010

AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps members will celebrate a year of service Thursday when 151 members and team leaders graduate after completing thousands of community service hours.

The ceremony will be at 1 p.m. in the Southern Cultural Heritage Center Auditorium on Crawford Street.

As the members prepare to leave the campus of the former All Saints’ Episcopal School, huge puzzle pieces of art created by NCCC members and youngsters of The Initiative Inc. are being packed to join more than 1,000 others in New York.

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New York artist Tim Kelly began the project with Compassionate Friends, an organization that supports parents who have lost their children, AmeriCorps team leader Andrea L. Horbelt said.