WHS Graduate Berger joins the National Civilian Community Corps

Post date: Nov 24, 2015 7:17:33 PM

Mary Berger, a 2015 graduate of Wells High School, has been inducted into a 10-month, 1700-hour term of service with AmeriCorps’ National Civilian Community Corps (NCCC), this news according to an AmeriCorps NCCC press release received recently by WOCSD Superintendent Jim Daly. Berger and two other Mainers were inducted into the program in Sacramento California on November 12th.

“Founded in 1994, AmeriCorps NCCC is a residential national service program that supports disaster relief, the environment, infrastructure improvement, energy conservation, and urban and rural development.” (Source: AmeriCorps NCCC)

“We a very proud of Mary's dedication to helping others,” said Superintendent Daly. She is a tremendous young lady.”

Berger arrived at the AmeriCorps NCCC’s Pacific Region Campus in Sacramento October 14th to begin a training process that focuses on teamwork, leadership development, communication, service learning and specialized skills. She will become part of a 10 to 12 member team that will complete four service projects in California. Her team will be involved with such projects as mentoring children, assisting with food bank donations, and making improvements to parks.

“I chose a term of national service because I like to give back and I enjoy the feeling of helping other people,” Berger was quoted as saying in the NCCC news release. “It would also give me the opportunity to see other places”. Mary Berger, who attended York County Community College, is the daughter of Jim and Patti Berger of Wells.

For more information about AmeriCorps NCCC, visit their website at www.nationalservice.gov/nccc.

WHS 2015 class photo of Mary Berger