AmeriCorps population to double in Vicksburg

Published 12:10 pm Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Vicksburg will see more volunteers dressed in gray working shirts and cargo pants next year as AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps Southern Region more than doubles in size.

“We’re expanding to optimize from 160 corps members to about 400,” NCCC Public Relations Specialist Erika Roberts told members of the Vicksburg Kiwanis civic club Tuesday. “This will greatly affect how many projects we can do.”

Roberts said the final number of new volunteers moving in to the former All Saints’ Episcopal School campus on Confederate Avenue will not be known until the end of the year, but said additional classes will begin training in February.

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The estimated 400 members will be split into two classes that will rotate time living and training on the campus.

“This way, we’ll have the campus always being utilized,” she said.