What is DeltaCorps
The Delta region is one of the richest areas of this country in culture, heritage, history, food, and art. It is also faced with numerous economic and social challenges. DeltaCorps, a program of AmeriCorps and the Delta Regional Authority, deploys corps members to local organizations in the Delta region to help them improve economic opportunity in their communities. The bold vision of both of these partner federal agencies is to advance the local economies, workforce, and quality of place in the Delta region using unique service solutions developed at a grassroots level.
DeltaCorps members will serve with nonprofit organizations that have already distinguished themselves as powerful catalysts for change in the Delta, utilizing a diverse portfolio of proven program models that develop these economic opportunities through workforce development, health and wellness, emergency preparedness, environmental stewardship, education, and engagement of veterans and military families.
DeltaCorps adds capacity and people power to successful Delta-developed assets, allowing them to expand and reach into traditionally underserved communities. Through the DeltaCorps, DRA elevates the ethic of service and civic engagement throughout the Delta region with the dual focus on members’ positive impact in their organizations and communities and on members’ own growth and development as leaders in the Delta.
DeltaCorps, a program of AmeriCorps and the Delta Regional Authority, launched on July 14, 2016!
Read the official announcement here.
For more information on the program, application process for host organizations, and opportunities to become a DeltaCorps member, contact Angela Pinckard-Hale at (501) 414-6475 or email@example.com.
Media inquiries regarding this program should be directed to Joshua Price at (501) 270-5511 or firstname.lastname@example.org.