by Jessica Schrader
edited by Susie Backscheider

Today is April 5, and it’s also the 221st anniversary of the first time a president (George Washington) exercised his power to veto a bill. Okay, maybe that’s not supremely important in the grand scheme of things, but today also signifies that most of us AmeriFolk are two-thirds of the way done with our term of service with Compass. We’ve done a ton of really awesome stuff in the past seven months, and I wanted to show off some of the numbers that will help quantify that really awesome stuff into something a little more concrete.

  • In the first half of the term (through February 15),

    • members have served 637 clients and 259 students of English as a Second Language;

    • members have helped clients earn 85 jobs, 4 driver’s licenses, and 1 GED

    • 747 clients achieved an end outcome for the first time as a result of members’ service;

    • 60 clients wrote a resume; and

    • 176 clients visited a specific kind of health care professional for the first time.

  • As of today, members have planned and participated in 34 service projects throughout the Pittsburgh area, at organizations including the Carnegie Library system, Habitat for Humanity, Light of Life Rescue Mission, Springboard Kitchens, and Global Links among many others.

  • Finally, as of the end of February, members have served 22,598.25 hours. That’s 941 straight days of service… or just under two years and seven months.

To use a word my students enjoyed learning recently: wow!


One thought on “AmeriStatistics

  1. Awesomeness! It’s great to see these again and be reminded of all the amazing things that have come from our service. I hope you do this again at the end of the year!

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