AmeriCorps team members visit Parish President
Ascension Parish President Kenny Matassa welcomed members of the AmeriCorps NCCC (National Civilian Community Corps), a national service organization that works under the Corporation for National Community Service.
AmeriCorps NCCC is a full-time, team-based residential service program for individuals ages 18-24. NCCC members are organized into 10 to 12 member teams and serve in local communities in all 50 states and U.S. territories.
The mission of AmeriCorps NCCC is to strengthen communities and develop leaders through team-based national and community service, said team leader Carter Mack. Mack said his group came from the Pacific Region and was assisting residents affected by flooding from intense rainfall last month. 23 FEMA corps teams were deployed to Louisiana. Mack said his team is made up of members from all over the nation. He said they go through rigorous training for months before being deployed.