AmeriCorps Program Celebration & Farewell

July 12, 2021

YWCA Central Alabama will recognize the Building Communities, Bettering Lives (BCBL) AmeriCorps end of year and program by hosting a Virtual End of the Program celebration at 11:00 a.m. and an in-person End of the Year celebration from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Both events will be held on July 15, 2021. The virtual celebration welcomes AmeriCorps members, supervisors, alums, and past stakeholders to honor the 12-year legacy of the program. The in-person celebration will be held in the YWCA’s gym at 309 23rd Street North, Birmingham, AL 35203 and welcomes current AmeriCorps members, supervisors, and staff to recognize members and supervisors of the year.  

Since its inception in 2009, the BCBL AmeriCorps program has served 53 AmeriCorps sites, filling 115 jobs at the YWCA and partner agencies, and provided more than 607,160 total service hours to improve our community.  The program has had over 400 members, hailing from diverse fields and communities across the nation, united by their passion. Each answered the call to service with enthusiasm and dedication and has been the driving force behind building communities, bettering lives, and moving the mission, impact, and success of YWCA and partners. “We are truly proud of the impact of the Building Communities, Bettering Lives AmeriCorps program and are grateful for each person touched by this legacy of excellence in service,” said Angela Abdur-Rasheed, Senior Director of Economic Empowerment.

About Building Communities, Bettering Lives AmeriCorps Program is an award-winning program designed to harness the interests and talents of Americans with a passion for service, who will improve the programs and capacities of YWCA Central Alabama and its 12 partnering nonprofit agencies who host an AmeriCorps member through the program. Building Communities, Bettering Lives aims to improve the quality of life for central Alabamians through service in education, homelessness prevention and housing, youth empowerment, economic development, social justice initiatives, domestic violence services, healthy families, volunteer recruitment, and management, and environmental stewardship.

For more information, please contact Angela Abdur-Rasheed at 205-322-9922 ext. 206 or email americorps@ywcabham.org.