Volunteer wins award for education efforts

Corey Cronin of Novato has received the President’s Volunteer Service Award for work as a “citizen teacher” with the national nonprofit Citizen Schools.

The group partners with middle schools to provide academic support to children in low-income communities, in conjunction with AmeriCorps educators and the volunteer teachers.

Cronin was a silver award honoree, which recognizes volunteers who have taught three of the past four semesters. Across the country, 83 volunteers were recognized in this category.