Lackawanna Trail grad Molly Mattes serves in AmeriCorps’ program


SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Molly Mattes, 22, of Nicholson, recently began a 10-month term of service in the National Civilian Community Corps (NCCC), an AmeriCorps program. As of Nov. 16, she was on her first project, serving in Texas on Hurricane Harvey recovery.

Mattes arrived in Sacramento in mid-October to begin training. This training emphasized teamwork, leadership development, communication, safety and project preparation. As a member, Mattes will be responsible for completing a series of six- to 12-week-long service projects as part of a 10- to 12-person team. Her first service projects will end in mid-December, at which time the teams will break for the winter holidays and begin a new project in a new location in January.

Mattes, daughter of Jacalyn Mattes, is a 2013 Lackawanna Trail grad. She graduated from Temple University in 2017 with a degree in Geography and Urban Studies.