New AmeriCorps REVITALIZE Team Begins One Year Term of Service

Thursday, September 3, 2015

On Wednesday, September 2, thirteen city residents began a one year term of service from September 2015 through August 2016 on YNDC’s AmeriCorps REVITALIZE team.

The AmeriCorps REVITALIZE team will spend the next year building existing skills, learning new skills, and serving full time to fight blight throughout Youngstown. The new team is composed of Andre Bankston, Cherise Benton, Michael Childs, Anttwon Dent, Keymonnie Harris, Michael Harvey, James Parker, Elena Rapone, Alvin Robinson, Derek Sanders, Deon Shuler, Delante Simms, and DeTwan Walker.

The 2014-2015 AmeriCorps REVITALIZE team was involved in the boarding and cleaning of more than 500 vacant homes, rehabilitation of 12 vacant homes, and the completion of 7,000 vacant home cuts among other achievements. The team also received lead RRP training and increased their individual work skills.

The AmeriCorps REVITALIZE Team is made possible through an operational grant provided by AmeriCorps and facilitated by ServeOhio. The City of Youngstown is also supporting the project by providing materials to complete the projects.