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Welcome New AmeriCorps Members!

We are excited to welcome three new AmeriCorps members to the Rebuilding Together Twin Cities team: Ethan Boote, Molly Sir, and Krista Yamashita.

Ethan earned a Bachelor of Arts in Art History from St. Olaf’s College this year.  He has a passion for community service and has volunteered his time in many capacities. Ethan has experience in architectural planning, interacting with people from a variety of socio-economic and cultural backgrounds, and working as part of a team.

Molly is a recent graduate of Macalester College where she studied American Studies and Urban Studies. Her passion for social justice has led her to numerous organizations including interning at a non-profit criminal defense firm and facilitating a youth leadership after school program. Molly is currently a New Sector RISE Fellow, where her host project with us is complimented by a non-profit leadership curriculum.

Krista holds a Bachelor of Arts in Communication Design from California State University.  She has extensive experience in coordinating events and customer service.  Krista also served with the California Conservation Corps in 2012.

Welcome Ethan, Molly and Krista!

This is the eighth year that Rebuilding Together has been awarded an AmeriCorps grant through the Corporation for National and Community Service.  The goal of the AmeriCorps CapacityCorps program is to build the capacity of grassroots Rebuilding Together programs so they can be more sustainable, effective, and efficient in helping homeowners in need, and the AmeriCorps program plays an important role in our ability to help low-income homeowners in our community.  Earlier this year, Congress proposed to cut funding for Corporation for National and Community Service by up to 34%. These bills would be devastating, eliminating tens of thousands of national service positions. House and Senate appropriators are currently making final decisions about the budget, and funding for national service is still in jeopardy. Please consider contacting your member of Congress and Senator Blunt, Chairman of the Labor-HHS Appropriations Subcommittee, who is a key decision-maker when it comes to national service funding at (202) 224-5721