ServeOhio is celebrating the contributions of AmeriCorps members and AmeriCorps Seniors volunteers during its annual AmeriCorps Week, which celebrates and honors the contributions and support of local organizations that make these programs possible.

The Trumbull County Historical Society hosted AmeriCoprs member, Jessica Baloun who serves as a support to the Historical Society and other historical groups in the region.

Baloun is a second-year member of the Ohio History Service Corps (OHSC), a program dedicated to providing members the resources to support growth and development at history organizations across Ohio.

Baloun says she joined OHSC straight out of college.

“OHSC gave me the chance to learn more about the public history field and what it looks like in action," Baloun said.

Baloun is currently supporting groups in various Ohio counties including both Trumbull and Mahoning Counties. 

"Serving has also shown me the impact local history has on a community and how vital our work is in shaping those communities going forward," Baloun said.