Every April, thousands of local leaders honor AmeriCorps members and Senior Corps volunteers by participating in recognition events, issuing official proclamations and taking to social media in a nationwide show of appreciation.  

To honor service in the Southern Virginia region and the Dan River Year AmeriCorps Program, program coordinators and volunteers planted a Flowering Dogwood tree at the Institute for Advanced Learning and Research and at the Pittsylvania County School Board office.  

These trees will act as reminders of the hard work and dedication of AmeriCorps’ service members and volunteers to the community.

AmeriCorps program coordinators were also able to have official proclamations signed by the City of Danville, Pittsylvania County, City of Martinsville, and Halifax County stating that April 3rd be dedicated as National Service Recognition Day.

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AmeriCorps Program Coordinator Jessica Beebe and Director of Advanced Learning Julie Brown from the Institute for Advanced Learning and Research honor the work of the AmeriCorps volunteers with a tree planting ceremony as local leaders declared April 3rd National Service Recognition Day.