Welcome to our New Accessibility Program Manager & Volunteer Engagement Coordinator!

We are thrilled to welcome Jacob Ames as our new Accessibility Program Manager & Volunteer Engagement Coordinator!

As a CapacityCorps member last year, Jacob learned a lot about Rebuilding Together, construction, and the general flow of a work site and the organization. With a year of experience, he hopes to help guide the incoming CapacityCorps members, as well as streamline and improve the Safe at Home program.

Jacob participated in the CapacityCorps alumni event Building a Healthier Neighborhood hosted by Rebuilding Together Baltimore in September and learned about how other affiliates run their operations. Rebuilding Together Twin Cities is one of the larger affiliates, and he sees a lot of exciting opportunities to help more homeowners, engage more volunteers, and revitalize more neighborhoods.

“Rebuilding Together and CapacityCorps helped me a lot in terms of guiding my post-college career. I am more than excited to continue working with Rebuilding Together Twin Cities and helping more homeowners in need in the metro Twin Cities.”

AmeriCorps Perspective: MLK Week of Service Trip

Written by our AmeriCorps Members: Steven Abrams and Jacob Ames

This January, Rebuilding Together held its annual MLK Week of Service in Lafayette, Louisiana, a town hard hit by last August’s massive floods. CapacityCorps members from Rebuilding Together affiliates nationwide converged on Cajun Country, and in conjunction with AmeriCorps members serving locally, performed a wide-range of renovations on a half dozen homes and a local Boys & Girls Club. Jacob was most proud of a ramp he and his team built that provided a homeowner easy access to his shed, while Steven took satisfaction in the role he played in constructing a drainage trench.

After several days of hard work, Steven and Jacob were afforded the opportunity to visit New Orleans for some much welcome R & R. Joined by a dozen other CapacityCorps members, the MLK Week of Service came to a celebratory close in the Crescent City. All told, the project was a major success, with Rebuilding Together CapacityCorps members providing material, as well as emotional uplift, to the aching but undeterred communities of Acadiana.