Photo: Office of Secretary of State
On Tuesday, April 3, 2018, Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes hosted a roundtable with Kentucky AmeriCorps services members in Frankfort to discuss service in the Commonwealth. The discussion coincided with National Service Recognition Day activities across the country. Grimes led the personal discussion, asking each of the AmeriCorps members, “Why do you serve?” Grace-Marie Thompson, who was part of the roundtable discussion, said serving Kentucky communities has helped her better understand her fellow Kentuckians and encouraged her to bridge divides. Through Kentucky Campus Compact, AmeriCorps administers Colleges Coaches and TASK VISTA. Through TASK, more than 50 AmeriCorps members serve member colleges and universities, and organizations such as SOAR.