Local resident pledges public service throughout country

Joshua Young of Chester, Virginia, is one of 240 young people pledging to perform 10 months of public service throughout the country as part of the 17th class of the National Civilian Community Corps (NCCC), an AmeriCorps program.

As a Corps member, Young will spend 10 months getting things done for America and its communities. Young and his team will work on four projects involving environmental conservation, infrastructure improvement, urban and rural development, energy conservation and disaster relief.

After his 10-month stint, Young will graduate from NCCC on November 17, 2011 with an education award of $5,550, which can be used to continue education or pay back student loans.

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