- Associated Press - Friday, August 21, 2015

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Nonprofit organizations that perform community service work in Oklahoma are getting $9.6 million in federal funds.

The Oklahoma Community Service Commission says the money will support AmeriCorps members and Senior Corps volunteers serving in nonprofits across Oklahoma.

Wendy Spencer is CEO of the Corporation for National and Community Service, the federal agency that administers AmeriCorps. She says the money will help support Oklahoma schools and nonprofit organizations while engaging citizens and bringing communities together.

About 75,000 people participate in AmeriCorps each year in community service roles throughout the country. Since 1994, more than 11,000 Oklahomans have provided more than 12 million hours of service, and the organization says their service has helped earn more than $24.4 million in education awards.

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