NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y. -- New Rochelle resident Ryan Miller completed his training and has entered into service with the National Civilian Community Corps (NCCC), an AmeriCorps program.
He began work on his first of four long-term projects on Tuesday, Nov. 12 and will spend a total of 10 months with the corps.
Projects that members are working on include recovery work for the victims of the recent Colorado floods and for Habitat for Humanity.
Miller graduated from New Rochelle High School in 2009 and Boston University in 2013, where he studied political science. “I chose to do a term of national service to take time off before law school while also giving back to my country," Miller said in a statement.
Upon completion he will receive $5,550 to help pay for his graduate studies.
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.
Currently, about 80,000 people serve in AmeriCorps programs nationwide each year, about 2,500 of whom serve with AmeriCorps NCCC.