AmeriCorps

AmeriCorps Alums: Leading by Example

For many AmeriCorps members, finishing a term of service is not an ending, but the beginning of a life dedicated to public service and improving the lives of others.

More than 800,000 people – a number close to the population of San Francisco – have served in AmeriCorps since its inception in 1994. You don't have to look far to find achievements that highlight how AmeriCorps alumni have leveraged national service experience to become leaders in fields such as education, science, community development, and the private sector.

AmeriCorps Week Marks Combination of Service and Solutions

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Monday, March 11, 2013 (All day)

AmeriCorps members tutor millions of students, help veterans and military families, and rebuild communities hit by disaster

Washington, D.C. – This week, thousands of Americans will mark the seventh annual AmeriCorps Week, recognizing how AmeriCorps members, alumni, and programs are addressing our country’s most pressing challenges through service.

AmeriCorps: Service, Sacrifice, and Solutions

The post was originally published on the White House Blog on March 11, 2013. Jonathan Greenblatt is Special Assistant to the President and Director of the Office of Social Innovation and Civic Participation at the Domestic Policy Council.

It's Coming … AmeriCorps Week!

I Heart AmeriCorps badgeIt hasn't yet begun, but the intertubes are already abuzz with activity about AmeriCorps Week. As we prepare to celebrate this great occasion of all things AmeriCorps, we wanted to share a few ways to connect with us throughout the week.

Service News Digest: CNCS in the News

The Service News Digest is a regular feature on the Serve.gov blog. In this series, we showcase articles that feature national service and Corporation for National and Community Service programs. Take a look at some of the great stories that had people talking recently, including a new initiative to place AmeriCorps members in underperforming schools across the nation.

Sacramento Welcomes First FEMA Corps Members as They Begin 10 Months Assisting Disaster Survivors

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Tuesday, March 5, 2013 (All day)


AmeriCorps and FEMA Partnership Expands Nation’s Disaster Response Capacity

Sacramento, Calif.– Nearly two hundred young adults from across the nation will be sworn in as members of FEMA Corps at an induction ceremony in Sacramento today, providing a boost to the nation’s ability to assist disaster survivors while expanding career opportunities for young people.

AmeriCorps Week Showcases Service in Action

Each year during AmeriCorps Week, we highlight the contributions of our AmeriCorps members and alums, and the impact they are making in communities across the nation.

This year's event takes place March 9-17 and gives these dedicated national service members and their local partners a chance to show how great they are at “getting things done.”

Volunteers Make Tax Time Less Taxing

The IRS filing deadline is less than two months away, reviving a task that ranks somewhere near having a root canal for a lot of Americans. However, there are many national service members who are ready and willing to tackle the job, free of charge, through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program. Who says accountants should have all the fun?

League of Cities Joins Salute to National Service Impact

Recognizing the work AmeriCorps and Senior Corps programs perform in communities across the nation, the National League of Cities (NLC) will join more than 275 city leaders to shine a spotlight on their service during the Mayors Day of Recognition for National Service on April 9.

U.S. Education Department and the Corporation for National and Community Service Announce New School Turnaround AmeriCorps Program

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Monday, February 25, 2013 (All day)

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan and Wendy Spencer, chief executive officer of the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), today announced a new competitive grant program that will provide $15 million in public funds over three years to reinforce and accelerate intervention efforts in the nation’s lowest-performing schools.

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