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Young people fix up Schenectady through AmeriCorps effort

Tessa Smith,an AmeriCorps volunteer from NE Parent & Child, moves her wheelbarrow full of weeds from around the locomotive on the miSci grounds on Wednesday morning.
Learning work and life skills while completing grounds projects,the program helps prepare young adults from Schenectady for the workforce. Americorps will complete projects on miSci grounds in the next 3-4 weeks. The AmeriCorps Program is serving up to 25 young people from the School at Northeast, Northeast's Children's Home, and Group Homes, and Supervised Independent Living Program.
Photographer: Marc Schultz
Tessa Smith,an AmeriCorps volunteer from NE Parent & Child, moves her wheelbarrow full of weeds from around the locomotive on the miSci grounds on Wednesday morning. Learning work and life skills while completing grounds projects,the program helps prepare young adults from Schenectady for the workforce. Americorps will complete projects on miSci grounds in the next 3-4 weeks. The AmeriCorps Program is serving up to 25 young people from the School at Northeast, Northeast's Children's Home, and Group Homes, and Supervised Independent Living Program.
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The historic locomotive located alongside Nott Terrace in Schenectady rests on top of a pile of rocks. David Sinkler, 19, picked up the rocks that had fallen from the pile one by one and neatly placed them back where they belong. “I have done a lot of bad things in my life,” he said, standing up straight. “I am just here trying to give back what I have taken from this community.” Sinkler is one ...

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JoanneDeVoe
July 25, 2013
3:51 p.m.

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AmeriCorps volunteers are a wonderful help to the Schenectady Day Nursery Steak & Lobster Fest committee. They help with set up, hang banners, and help with clean up among other important tasks. The Steak & Lobster Fest is August 15 in Schenectady's Central Park. Looking forward to a huge success - we have added a drive thru / take out feature which young families find convenient. Tickets at Open Door, Parcel Post Plus and Hartz Family Cleaners!

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