Signed Serve America Act

#13- Signed Serve America Act
Years Served: 
2019

In 2009, the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act added 13,000 AmeriCorps members to the program in response to the economic downturn. Later that year, President Obama signed the Serve America Act to strengthen the federal commitment to national service, increase the Education Award, and expand the number of national service members. The Serve America Act also created a summer of service program for 6th-12th grade students, who earned $500 toward college ,and volunteers 55 and older became eligible to earn an Education Award that they could transfer to a child, grandchild, or foster child for later use.

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