Utah Ranks No. 5 in Producing AmeriCorps Members

29 August 2016 Published in News and Updates

Utah produces the fifth-highest number of volunteers for AmeriCorps, with the majority of them being college and university students.

"They're serving all over the state," said Amy Wiscombe, AmeriCorps program manager for Utah Campus Compact, which coordinates 919 student volunteers and dozens of project sites throughout Utah.

"If there's one thing I've learned, it is that you succeed most when you help others succeed," said Luis Armenta, a 24-year-old AmeriCorps member at Utah State University. He's not a stranger to service, as he has always been involved in student government and other activities, as well as with his church, but he agrees, it is all very rewarding.

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