United Way of the Greater Lehigh Valley CarbonCorps Member to Receive the AmeriCorps Member of the Year Award
United Way of the Greater Lehigh Valley (UWGLV) CarbonCorps is pleased to announce that Devoratt Martinez, serving with CarbonCorps at Weatherly Area School District, has been chosen to receive this year’s AmeriCorps Member of the Year Award.
As part of the celebration of AmeriCorps Week 2022 starting March 13, all agencies participating in PennServe State and National programming were asked to nominate members for the award. A presidential appointee from the AmeriCorps Agency will announce Devoratt’s award during the 1-2:30 p.m. plenary on March 14.
During AmeriCorps Week, we recognize the commitment of the more than 1.2 million Americans who have chosen to serve their country through AmeriCorps and millions more who have served in AmeriCorps Seniors and their community partners, and to encourage more Americans to follow their footsteps in service. There will be an opening day full of virtual activities for all PennServe programs and mentees along with professional development sessions throughout the week.
CarbonCorps, a school-based mentoring program led by UWGLV AmeriCorps Program, aims to connect students and their families to important resources in the Carbon County Community.
PennSERVE encourages, develops, and facilitates volunteerism and service to enhance the quality of life for all Pennsylvanians. In 2021, PennSERVE administered 27 AmeriCorps programs and planning grants that address community needs across the commonwealth. From K-12 education to COVID-19 response to workforce development, AmeriCorps programs supported by PennSERVE are embedded in communities and engaged in innovative solutions to significant challenges.
Please join us in congratulating Devoratt on this award. Visit americorps.gov/americorpsweek for more information about AmeriCorps Week.