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Through Resilience AmeriCorps, participating cities work with Resilience AmeriCorps VISTA members who are recruited, trained, and deployed to city halls to improve resilience in low-income communities.
In Anchorage, AK:
Volunteers focused on building a more food-secure Anchorage, so they built a greenhouse at Fairview Elementary and installed raised beds and edible landscaping at Fairview Park. These areas serve as interactive learning labs where students and adults are learning how to grow food as a way to build resilience.
In El Paso, TX:
El Paso expanded on success in the first year of resilience work by launching a mini-grant program to help citizen volunteers build community gardens in food deserts throughout the city.
Read about the other Americorps city service projects from Cities of Service at Medium.