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A Half-Million Strong: AmeriCorps Volunteers Make a Difference

Tuesday, May 15, 2007  
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Every school day, Diana Vining pulls aside small groups of struggling fourth graders in PS 133 in New York City and helps them with their math and reading. Diana, a City Year AmeriCorps member, offers extra help that really makes a difference—at a school that could not otherwise afford her services.
Diana’s students are not only improving their math and reading levels. These young girls and boys are getting to know dedicated young adults like Diana who are convincing them that school is worth the effort. Diana, in turn, is learning from her students. When the 22-year-old graduated from the University of Pennsylvania, she wanted to be an architect, but now, thanks to her City Year AmeriCorps experience, she is ...
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