UG Celebrates AmeriCorps Partnership by Recognizing AmeriCorps Week

Published on March 11, 2022

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The Unified Government of Wyandotte County and Kansas City, KS (UG) is excited to celebrate and participate in AmeriCorps Week starting Sunday, March 13- 19th 2022

AmeriCorps Week is a week-long celebration that honors the thousands of organizations and the millions of Americans who choose to serve their country and communities with service and time through the AmeriCorps programs.

The Unified Government has been a proud AmeriCorps grantee for over eight years. The impactful partnership with the AmeriCorps VISTA program has provided many community resources within the UG and throughout various Wyandotte County communities. The VISTA program tackles community-identified priorities in areas from public health initiatives to neighborhood revitalization. Since 2014, over 90 AmeriCorps VISTA members have been sworn into service through the UG partnership.

“The AmeriCorps members serving in our VISTA program here at the UG are doing such great work,” expressed Allison Zuel, AmeriCorps Initiatives Supervisor, Unified Government Public Health Department. “I’m so happy to get to celebrate and recognize them this week! If you see one of our members, be sure to thank them and ask about their service.”

To recognize the contributions made to Wyandotte County from the AmeriCorps VISTA members, the Unified Government will be hosting a member appreciation luncheon for all VISTA members.   

Get Involved 

To join the celebration, follow @AmeriCorps on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. To join the conversation, share pictures and stories on Twitter, using #AmeriCorpsWeek. Learn more about AmeriCorps opportunities at

For more information on the UG VISTA Program including open positions, please visit

More About AmeriCorps 

AmeriCorps, the federal agency for volunteerism and national service, provides opportunities for Americans to serve their country domestically, address the nation’s most pressing challenges, improve lives and communities, and strengthen civic engagement. Each year, the agency places more than 250,000 AmeriCorps members and AmeriCorps Seniors volunteers in intensive service roles; and empowers millions more to serve as long-term, short-term, or one-time volunteers. Learn more at


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