Improving lives and fighting for social justice through Rotary Community Corps

By Alex Johnson, President of the Rotary Club of Plano West, Texas, USA Mose Stimpson was a slave transported to a small farm town in Texas called Plano. The master bought him to be his daughter’s playmate.  When she grew up and got married, she gave him his freedom. Years before Mr. Stimpson’s freedom, Andy … More Improving lives and fighting for social justice through Rotary Community Corps

Creating a lasting impact with Rotary Community Corps

By Binod Khaitan, member of the Rotary Club of Central Calcutta, India The Rotary Club of Central Calcutta was chartered in August 1985 and seven years later, we sponsored a Rotary Community Corps (RCC) in the village of Baghati in West Bengal. RCC members worked with our club to plan and carry out projects in … More Creating a lasting impact with Rotary Community Corps

Helping women thrive through Rotary Community Corps

By Mehmet Yildiz, President of the Rotary Club of Bursa-Uludag, Turkey Aksu is a village 20 miles outside of Bursa, Turkey established in the 1300s. The village is small with a population of 216 men and 193 women. Most villagers earn their livelihood from fruit and vegetable farming. Over the years, many people moved out … More Helping women thrive through Rotary Community Corps

Collaborating with community leaders for greater impact

By Sarah Odongo, member of the Rotary Club of Port Bell, Uganda It all started when members of our Rotary Club of Port Bell from District 9211 visited Kirombe, a nearby low income suburb of Kampala City, Uganda in 2009 where we were introduced to local residents, mainly women, who had formed a group of … More Collaborating with community leaders for greater impact

Empowering communities through Rotary Community Corps

By Zuhal Sharp, Rotary Service and Engagement Staff A Rotary Community Corps (RCC) is a group of people who share our commitment to changing the world through service projects. An RCC is a team of men and women who aren’t Rotarians but who work in partnership with Rotary clubs to improve their communities. They bring … More Empowering communities through Rotary Community Corps

Rotary Community Corps empowers people living with Alzheimer’s and Dementia

By Past District Governor Barry Clayman, District 7950, President of Rotary Community Corps of Adult Day Health Programs, Inc. In 2001, the program director of Adult Day Health Care (ADHC) at the New England Sinai Hospital in Stoughton, Massachusetts, USA, reached out to the Rotary Club of Brockton for financial assistance. This outpatient program offers … More Rotary Community Corps empowers people living with Alzheimer’s and Dementia

Creating stronger community ties through Rotary Community Corps

By Carolina Barrios, Member of the Rotary Club of Cartagena de Indias, Colombia In 2010, severe flooding affected a huge part of the Colombian territory and the Caribbean region surrounding Cartagena. Streets had turned into rivers and canoes became the only possible form of transportation. During this time, the Rotary Club Cartagena de Indias connected … More Creating stronger community ties through Rotary Community Corps

Empowering disabled teens and adults through Rotary Community Corps

By Kam Breitenbach, a member of the Rotary Club of Parker, Colorado, USA, and advisor to the Parker Rotary Community Corps In Douglas County, Colorado and many counties in the United States, the school district finishes educating those with disabilities when they turn 21 years of age. How can this population integrate into their community and … More Empowering disabled teens and adults through Rotary Community Corps

Get involved with Rotary Community Corps

By Zuhal Sharp, Rotary Programs Staff Rotary Community Corps (RCCs) are teams of men and women who work in partnership with Rotary clubs to improve their communities. RCC members may be farmers, teachers, shop owners, or even retirees, but they all share a commitment to their communities’ long-term development. They bring enthusiasm, creativity, and sustainability … More Get involved with Rotary Community Corps

Making an impact through Rotary Community Corps

By Jerry Olson, Rotary Community Corps chairman for District 3850 (Philippines) and past president of the Rotary Club of Metro Roxas Central Originally featured on Rotary Voices When then President-elect M.A.T. Caparas, the only RI president from the Philippines, introduced the Rotary Community Corps (RCC) program in 1985, I’ll bet he didn’t envision the effect it … More Making an impact through Rotary Community Corps