The Life of a Single Mom is proud to announce that Volunteer Louisiana named Jeanie Pizzalato 2018 AmeriCorps Champion of Service. As a single mom herself, Jeanie is an AmeriCorps VISTA member with The Life of a Single Mom who has served more than 1,500 volunteer hours with the organization and made an impact supporting programs and events that serve single moms all over the country. She has achieved and exceeded the goals set before her as a VISTA and is always seeking ways to make valuable changes to the organization’s programming.

“Jeanie has a beautiful transformative story of hope and has now chosen to use that hope to bless others,” said TLSM CEO, Jennifer Maggio. “Despite being a single mom, she recognizes that she has skills and talents she can use for her community, which is part of her beauty, strength and resiliency.”

Each year, Volunteer Louisiana selects only one AmeriCorps VISTA throughout the entire State for the Champion of Service awards to recognize and honor their hard work and dedication to the citizens of Louisiana. On Wednesday, April 18, 2018 in conjunction with National Volunteer Week, Volunteer Louisiana and Lt. Governor Billy Nungesser will host the Champions of Service Awards Gala. The event will be held at the Capitol Park museum and will feature a special address from Governor John Bel Edwards. Tickets will be available through the Volunteer Louisiana Foundation at



The Life of a Single Mom is a national organization headquartered in Baton Rouge, Louisiana that focuses on seeing no single mom walk alone. The organization serves more than 50,000 single mothers annually from around the United States and more than 2,000 in Greater Baton Rouge through their support group network, outreach event, educational classes, online communities, and more. For more information, visit