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Rural Health Service Corps: Member Recognition Event

Last Update: 5/10 12:39 pm

On Wednesday, May 12th, the Rural Health Service Corps will recognize current members, alumni, host organizations, and supporters of the program. The event will be held from 4:00-6:00 at Southern Tier Independence Center, 135 E Frederick Street in Binghamton.

Rural Health Service Corps (RHSC) was founded in 2005 by the Rural Health Network of South Central New York, Inc. and is an AmeriCorps National Service Program. RHSC is a diverse partnership of health and human service organizations, grass roots community projects, local foundations, business partners, the AmeriCorps National Service program, and young adults committed to community service.

RHSC’s purpose is to provide meaningful service and learning opportunities for young people committed to improving the health and lives of those living in the area. In 2009, 55 RHSC members provided 35,364 hours of service working with 23 organizations across the local region. Currently, 30 members are actively serving with RHSC in Broome, Chenango, Cortland, Delaware, Otsego, and Tioga Counties. Interested community members are welcome to attend the RHSC Member Recognition Event.

On Saturday May 8th, RHSC members completed an annual Signature Project, providing a day of service in community garden projects in Broome and Chenango Counties.

The following organizations have hosted RHSC members since 2008: American Cancer Society, Binghamton University Department of Social Work, Broome County Council of Churches, Broome County Health Department, Broome County Office for Aging, Central NY Resource Conservation and Development, Christian Neighborhood Center of Norwich, Cornell Cooperative Extension of Tioga County, Farm Catskills & Watershed Agricultural Council, Mothers & Babies Perinatal Network of South Central New York, Northern Tioga Center for Family Health (Lourdes), Northern Tioga Neighbors Network, Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital, Regional Community Food Project, Rural Health Network of South Central New York, Southern Tier Independence Center, SUNY Upstate Medical/Free Clinic, United Health Services, Walton Community Garden, WSKG Public Broadcasting, Youth & Community Foundation of Spencer-Van Etten.

For more information on the Rural Health Service Corps or to apply for a full or part-time position with the local Rural Health Service Corps (AmeriCorps), please visit: www.ruralhealthnetwork.org/americorps or contact Danielle Berchtold: 607-692-7669.

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