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We are the Corporation for National and Community Service, a federal agency that helps more than 5 million Americans improve the lives of their fellow citizens through service. Working hand in hand with local partners, we tap the ingenuity and can-do spirit of the American people to tackle some of the most pressing challenges facing our nation.

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Public-private connections create avenues to serve, open doors to employment

This March, we at the Corporation for National and Community Service are honoring the public-private partnerships that help make national service programs possible.

Employers of National Service is a great example of how these partnerships create real benefits for all involved. This new initiative focuses on the skills and energy AmeriCorps and Peace Corps alumni bring to the workplace.

Just six months after President Obama launched Employers of National Service, 175 employers of all sizes and from federal, state, and local governments; nonprofits; colleges and universities; and businesses have signed up for the initiative. These employers have formally acknowledged that national service hones the skills and leadership abilities of those who serve. They want national service alumni to join their teams.

Not only are AmeriCorps members and Peace Corps volunteers making significant contributions in the communities where they serve, but now that service is also recognized as an important experience that adds value to any career.

Mar 6, 2015

By Wendy Spencer

Public-private connections create avenues to serve, open doors to employment

This March, we at the Corporation for National and Community Service are honoring the...

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Mar 6, 2015

AmeriCorps Director Bill Basl swears in Stanley Lambchop as a new AmeriCorps member.

Washington State proclamation by Gov. Jay Inslee recognizing the 2015 AmeriCorps Week

Washington State is Ready for AmeriCorps Week                                                                                   

AmeriCorps Director Bill Basl (above left) swears in Stanley Lambchop (also known as Flat Stanley) as Washington’s newest AmeriCorps member as Serve Washington prepares for the 2015 AmeriCorps Week. Washington Gov. Jay Inslee recognizes the value of AmeriCorps in his state and has issued a proclamation for AmeriCorps Week (above right).

Looks like Serve Washington is ready for AmeriCorps Week. Are you?

Watch for #AmeriCorpsWeek on social media as the weeklong event approaches March 9-13.

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