AmeriCorps

Martin Luther King Day is observed each year on the third Monday in January. As the only federal holiday designated as a national day of service, it has become known as "a day on, not a day off" and encourages all Americans to volunteer to improve their communities. AmeriCorps has been charged with leading this effort for the past quarter...

Unfortunately, it’s that time again…….when we have to say “goodbye” to another AmeriCorps service member. Lauren Sarg joined us as a second term AmeriCorps service member back in February 2020 after serving her first term at Habitat East Bay/Silicone Valley. Lauren was a patient and gracious team member from the start. AmeriCorps members commit to spending 10 1/2 months addressing critical...

We are so excited to welcome the newest members of the Kaua'i Habitat 'ohana! Mary Regan, Joseph Burleigh and Karim Johnson have signed on to serve 10.5 months as AmeriCorps Service Members, building homes and hope with Kaua'i Habitat for Humanity. AmeriCorps is a national service program where members commit to improving lives and addressing critical community needs. On Kaua'i...

It's time to say "mahalo," but thankfully not "goodbye" to our AmeriCorps service member Mackenzie Hampson. Mackenzie has been with us since September of 2019 serving a 10.5 month term with AmeriCorps. During this time we noticed that she was an awesome Construction Crew Leader on our team. Mackenzie has helped build over 20 homes during her service term with...

Another beautiful week brings progress in the construction of affordable housing for the hardworking families on Kaua'i! Just this week we saw the walls go up on the future home of the Evans 'ohana, all while work was being done on three other lots in the subdivision. Construction Site Supervisor Robert Knowles worked alongside homebuyers, AmeriCorps service members and core volunteers...

We recently said “a hui hou” to our AmeriCorps service member, Mitch Myers. Mitch started his AmeriCorps service in Portland and continued with a second service term here at Kaua'i Habitat. For the last 10 months, Mitch proved himself to be an invaluable member of our construction team both in Anahola and at our ‘Ele’ele Iluna sites. Many homeowners and volunteers...

Our Construction Supervisors, AmeriCorps Servicemembers, homeowners and core volunteers have been very busy making dreams come true this week. Yes, the dream of homoeownership is alive and well in our 'Ele'ele Iluna neighborhood, especially for future homebuyers Robert Williams and Zachary Kawai who are seeing the walls go up in their future homes. The day the walls go up is always...

Today we had to say farewell to one of our amazing AmeriCorps members, Maddi, who just completed her 10 1/2 months of service at Kaua'i Habitat for Humanity. AmeriCorps members donate their time helping others and addressing critical needs in the community. We are so grateful that Maddi helped us tackle the affordable housing crisis by working alongside our staff...

  Please help us in welcoming Lauren Sarg to the Kaua'i Habitat 'ohana!! Lauren will be working alongside our staff and homebuyers as she dedicates 10 1/2 months to serving our community as an AmeriCorps Service Member. AmeriCorps is a voluntary civil society program that engages adults in public service work with a goal of "helping others and meeting critical needs...

As the great Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. said, “Everybody can be great, because everybody can serve.” The Martin Luther King Jr. holiday on Jan. 20, 2020, marks the 25th anniversary of the day of service that celebrates the Civil Rights leader’s life and legacy. It is the only federal holiday designated as a national day of service to encourage...