The second week of September 2014 was the 20th anniversary of the AmeriCorps program. The UNITE Service Corps, along with other AmeriCorps groups in Kentucky, attended the 20th Anniversary Conference hosted by the Kentucky Commission of Community and Volunteer Service (KCCVS). The conference was held September 10-12 at the Galt House in Louisville.
The USC team was instrumental in arranging for three of the nearly 20 workshops available: “Life With a Record,” Carl Varney presenter; “On the Move,” Nancy Hale and Eugene Newsome presenters; and “Kentucky Educational Core Content,” Kelli Thompson, coordinator, Appalachian Renaissance Program and Marionette Little, Safe and Drug Free Schools Coordinator for Pike County schools.
For the 2014-15 school year, USC has 44 members from 13 school districts: Bell, Breathitt, Harlan, Johnson, Knott, Laurel, Leslie, Owsley, Perry, Pike, Rockcastle, Wolfe and East Bernstadt Independent. All but three of these members were able to attend the conference and a pre-conference orientation and training on UNITE’s programs.