Community Care Corps is excited to launch our blog series—an avenue for shining a spotlight onCommunity Care Corps developments, grantee efforts and stories from the field.
We would first like to offer congratulations to Community Care Corps’ 2021-2022 grantees! They are fortunate to be following in the footsteps of the inaugural cohort of grantees, several of whom received grant awards again this year. Check out the recognition some of current grantees have already received:
Volunteer agencies use $2.85M in federal funds to fill in gaps in home care (Home Care Daily News, September 14, 2021)
WVSOM CRCH awarded $120K Community Care Corps grant (Mountain Messenger, September 17, 2021)
A pilot program aims to build a Peace Corps-style network of volunteer caregivers for the disabled nationwide (Youth Today, September 29, 2021)
The Community Care Corps national partners will support the grantees’ efforts in a variety of ways, including regular one-on-one calls, learning collaboratives and a new online tool repository. Look forspotlights of the fine work of our grantees in future blogs!
As this grant year launches, we’re thrilled to invite stakeholders and interested parties to the Community Care Corps National Symposium: Innovative Volunteer Models to Support Older Adults, Caregivers and People with Disabilities. The two-day Symposium will be held on November 16 and 17 and will highlight caregivers’ needs and the many ways that communities across the country are addressing them. The Symposium will elevate awareness of the Community Care Corps initiative among stakeholder groups, highlight the work of grantees and share lessons learned with others who may wish to replicate similar models. Speakers will include nationally recognized experts on caregiving, researchers, policy makers and community leaders highlighting local models. The opening keynote speaker is Atalaya Sergi, Director, AmeriCorps Seniors who will share her perspective, through a national and AmeriCorps lens, on volunteer activation and engagement. The closing keynote speaker is Alison Barkoff, Acting Administrator and Assistant Secretary for Aging, U.S. Administration for Community Living. She will highlight the Administration’s focus on caregiving and ACL’s leadership in this space through itsprograms and efforts. We hope you join us at this premiere event!
In addition to the Symposium, we hope you take a moment to get to know Community Care Corps in other ways! Get to know the partners leading this important initiative, the amazing volunteers and the care recipients by watching these short, yet powerful, Storyvines that the 2020-2021 grantees created. Through these brief two-to-three-minute videos, learn about the organization’s commitment to Community Care Corps and the impact the local model has had on volunteers and care recipients. Storyvines from the 2021-2022 cohort of grantees will be developed throughout the next year.
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