The September 11 National Day of Service and Remembrance (9/11 Day), is a chance to help others in tribute to those killed and injured on September 11, 2001, first responders, and the countless others who serve to defend the nation’s freedom at home and around the globe.
We’re honored to be an Americorps host site that builds nonprofit capacity across Middle Tennessee as members receive skills training, professional development, and networking opportunities throughout their yearlong term.
This #911Day we’re encouraging our members, family, friends, and followers to serve in a remarkable spirit of unity, honor, and compassion.
We would love to share your stories of service. Please feel free to tag us on social media at @HONashville and use the #911Day hashtag.
Remember, even a small act of service is a giant act of patriotism.
We are so proud of our 2020-2021 AmeriCorps cohort as they near the end of their term and begin their next adventure. This is a cohort that has problem solved like no other — they got out and met their communities, made all kinds of new friends, and have forever changed our organization for the better. The Hands On Nashville team and all our partnering host sites are so grateful for their hard work, amazing attitudes, and that they chose Nashville as their home for a year of service!
The most rewarding part of my service year was how valued my team and supervisors made me feel. It allowed me to really flourish, both personally and professionally, and gave me the space to try new approaches to how things are done and see what worked and didn’t work to help make Nashville Diaper Connection a more effective non-profit.— Heidi hayne, americorps volunteer and partner engagement leader at nashville diaper connection
While completing their term, AmeriCorps members said they discovered how to self motivate, their ability to take initiative, unknown writing skills, that they’re more adaptable than they thought, and mostly — that they get stuff done!
Reflecting on these members’ growth at the end of each is year is a rewarding moment, and while we’re sad to see them go, we’re so excited to see what else they achieve moving forward.
Americorps members receive their certificates of completion and thank you gifts at a closing reception in July.
Thank you to all our 2020-2021 host sites for taking such good care of our Americorps members!
Community Resource Center
Cumberland River Compact
The Family Center
Hands On Nashville
Nashville Diaper Connection
Nashville Food Project
Nashville Tree Foundation
The Pencil Foundation
Shower The People
Turnip Green Creative Reuse
Workers’ Dignity — Dignidad Obrera
To learn more about the HON Americorps program, click here.