Beginning in October 2010, Wisconsin Early Childhood Association began the WECA AmeriCorps program in Milwaukee. This program seeks to improve the education of child care providers, offer skill development opportunities to Corps members, and boost the quality of Milwaukee area child care centers. Our current WECA AmeriCorps members provide consistent, affordable coverage for child care staff who must take time off of work to complete college courses. Corps members learn about early education through trainings, an accelerated college course, and direct experience. Additionally, Corps members complete projects related to early literacy, YoungStar, or nutrition to improve their host centers.
Everyday across the nation, many more AmeriCorps members are tackling America’s toughest problems in:
• Disaster Services
• Economic Opportunity
• Environmental Stewardship
• Healthy Futures
• Veterans and Military Families
To commemorate this service, join us as we celebrate the fifth annual AmeriCorps Week from May 14-21, 2011. Thank you to our WECA AmeriCorps members and to all AmeriCorps members across the nation!