1967 was the Summer of Love in California. LBJ’s Great Society and the signing of the Voting Rights Act sparked activists in communities all over America to work for positive change. Marian McBee, Kathryn Merriam, and Margaret Schaeffer, three remarkable women inspired by their passion for helping others, set up shop at a loaned office space […]
We all see the many problems that people face in our own community and nationally but only a few of us are willing to give up the comforts of our daily lives and take action. This is the true value of the AmeriCorps program – it provides a framework for any American to make a […]
In The Spotlight
After realizing there was a tremendous need among the seniors in our community to find rides to essential appointments, Jeffrey decided to become a volunteer for the Transportation Program. He now lends 2 to 3 rides per week and is is among a collective of volunteer drivers who provide over 4,500 rides throughout Santa Cruz County per year.
Lindsey is part of a collective of volunteers who have worked with the Volunteer Center through the Americorps VIP Program. In the past 9 years more than 80 individuals have given their time to generate nearly 200,000 hours of service in Santa Cruz County.