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A STAR! (Appalachian Service Through Action and Resources) in Western Maryland is part of the AmeriCorps Alliance for National Service. A STAR! provides direct, substantive service programs that improve the literacy of school children, enhance the health care and living conditions of children and elderly people, help at-risk youth by offering after-school programs, improve shelter and support services for low-income families and preserve the environment for the Western Maryland communities.
The A STAR! program is managed through a partnership with Frostburg State University located in Frostburg, Maryland, University of Maryland - Hagerstown, the Maryland Governor's Office of Service and Volunteerism, and the Corporation for National and Community Service. The A STAR! program is a regionally-based national service program spanning the four western most counties in Maryland.
There are several agencies in Western Maryland participating in A STAR! which sponsor AmeriCorps positions. The following is a list of agencies, names of site supervisors, and a brief description of the service objectives for members placed at that site. To learn more about A STAR!, please contact Lisa Clark, A STAR! in Western Maryland Director, at 301-697-3359.
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