Nov. 25, 2017 at 11 p.m.
Local man serves in national service program
Preston Mitchell, 22, of Longview recently began a 10-month term of service in the National Civilian Community Corps, an AmeriCorps program.
Mitchell, based out of the regional campus in Sacramento, is on his first project, serving in Florida on Hurricane Irma recovery.
The AmeriCorps program is a residential national service program that supports disaster relief, the environment, infrastructure improvement, energy conservation, and urban and rural development.
Mitchell arrived in Sacramento in mid-October to begin training. As a Corps member, he will be responsible for completing a series of six- to 12-week-long service projects. His first service projects will end in mid-December; he will begin a new project in a new location in January.
Mitchell graduated from Longview High School in May 2013 and earned a degree in integrative studies from the the University of North Texas, graduating in August.
He is the son of Claudis and Joyce Mitchell.