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 logoThe Life of a Single Mom is a national, faith-based, nonprofit that exists to see that no single mom walks alone. To date, we have worked with more than 1,500 churches & community groups to start or improve a single mom’s support group in cities throughout the U.S. and beyond. We have a large array of books, curriculum, training materials, and online instructional videos to support ministry leaders who lead single moms. Our single mom programs focus on empowering single moms to grow spiritually, emotionally, financially, and parentally through a number of projects including: Single Mom University, Single Moms Across America, the National TLSM Single Moms Conference, and a variety of programs throughout the U.S. For more information, visit