United We Serve
Posted on Aug 16, 2012
Originally presented in 2002 by 9/11 families and support networks, the September 11th National Day of Service and Remembrance honors the victims, survivors, and families of 9/11 through service-oriented programs. The 9/11 Day of Service has come to symbolize the culmination of our nation's enduring unity, engaging millions of volunteers and communities each year.
Posted on Aug 14, 2012
Some of our most creative AmeriCorps members and alumni took our challenge and submitted more than 300 entries for our 2012 AmeriCorps Photo and Video Contest. If you haven't checked out the submissions and cast your votes, well, now's the time!The theme of this year's contest is "AmeriCorps Works" and contestants were asked to integrate this idea into their entries to help tell the AmeriCorps story and highlight the program's impact.
Posted on Aug 13, 2012
As we look ahead to this year’s September 11th National Day of Service and Remembrance, let’s step back and consider why service is such an important part of this day.Over seven years, 9/11 families and support groups worked to establish the day as a way to honor the victims and heroes of 9/11 and rekindle the spirit of unity and compassion that followed the attacks.
Posted on Aug 8, 2012
This article originally appeared on the White House Blog on Aug. 7, 2012.Earlier this year, President Obama celebrated the one-year anniversary of the Champions of Change program by bringing together a group of Champions to hear about the work they are doing to advance their communities.
Posted on Aug 1, 2012
The 2012 Summer Games are in full swing, and while our U.S. athletes are competing in London with dreams of bringing home the gold, a lot of them are more than willing to use their fame to help others back at home.Here's how some Olympians, past and present, continue to inspire us when the games are done.
Posted on Jul 27, 2012
The London 2012 Summer Olympics opening ceremonies begin tonight, and we're feeling the Olympic spirit. With that in mind, we asked visitors to the AmeriCorps Facebook page which events would be included in an AmeriCorps Summer Games. As you might imagine, we received some mighty interesting responses.
Posted on Jul 25, 2012
Over the next several weeks, we will be profiling the winners of the 2012 Service Impact Awards. Look for their stories and videos here on the blog.
Posted on Jul 19, 2012
The opportunity for a diverse group of college kids to join together and work toward a single purpose is something that should not be taken for granted. Imagine a world in which this generation -- from both religious and nonreligious backgrounds -- comes together to serve their communities.
Posted on Jul 13, 2012
Americans produce more food, eat more of it (check out our obesity rates), and waste more by sending it to landfills. Finding healthy, affordable food should not be a problem in the United States. But it is.
Posted on Jul 9, 2012
Summer learning loss is a growing problem for American children but there is a simple solution. Research shows that reading just five books during the summer can help kids stay on the path to academic success during the next school year.