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Del. Welcomes New Class of AmeriCorps Volunteers


DOVER, Del. (AP) - Delaware is welcoming a new group of volunteers looking at using their skills and talents to help others.

Ninety members of this year's Delaware AmeriCorps class are to be sworn in Friday at a ceremony at Legislative Hall in Dover.

Over the next year, the AmeriCorps members will serve agencies including Habitat for Humanity, the New Castle County Emergency Services Corps, the Ministry of Caring, and Public Allies.

AmeriCorps is similar to a domestic version of the Peace Corps.

In exchange for 1,700 hours of service, members 17 and older receive valuable experience, $5,550 for college or graduate school, health coverage and loan deferment while in service, and a modest living allowance.

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