AmeriCorps works here!

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Tahoe Truckee AmeriCorps workers help improve community

TAHOE/TRUCKEE, Calif. — March 11-15 was All AmeriCorps week. Two AmeriCorps workers, Dana Nelson and Emily Abrahams, have served at the Family Resource Center of Truckee (FRCoT) since September. As AmeriCorps Family Support Aides, they have worked to prevent child abuse, working closely with Nevada County Child Protective Services and running programming for families through the FRCoT. Nelson and Abrahams are passionate, creative, thoughtful and hardworking; they are invaluable to the FRCoT.

With a kind demeanor, Nelson has made strong connections with many families through her coordination of the Family Room at Truckee Elementary and her successful running of a homework club at Truckee Pines Apartments.

Abrahams is a smiling face every Thursday at Toddler Gym Time; she is the creative genius and lively spirit behind monthly Family Fun Nights, and a thoughtful co-planner of this past winter’s Life Enrichment Series with The Wellness Center at Truckee High School.

“Working with Nelson and Abrahams for the past few months has been a true pleasure and their service stands to prove the theme of this year’s All AmeriCorps Week: AmeriCorps works!” said supervisor Emalie Sundale.

In celebration of All AmeriCorps Week, Nelson and Abrahams gave presentations to Truckee High School health classes on the benefits of serving as an AmeriCorps member. AmeriCorps is a national service opportunity for people to serve their community in different capacities. Members receive a modest living stipend, health benefits, an educational award (upon successful completion), and the opportunity to serve their community in an area of need. For more information on AmeriCorps visit For more information on the Family Resource Center of Truckee and their programs visit

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