CNN PRODUCER NOTE gabby18 told me, 'It is already expected to be a long wait until I hear further news about the status of my application. I was told by the AmeriCorps NCCC it could take up to two months or as few as two weeks. Since the AmeriCorps NCCC is a government funded program; they are currently not taking phone calls or continuing with their work because of their limited recourses due to the government shutdown.' She is currently working as a babysitter and recruiter for a nonprofit, temporarily.
- hhanks, CNN iReport producer