AmeriCorps Week Resources
AmeriCorps Week is a celebration of all things AmeriCorps – from the programs and organizations that make this national service initiative possible in thousands of locations across the country, to the members who have committed to "Get Things Done" since the program’s inception in 1994.
As part of the 2018 festivities, we ask that you share your impact, be champions for service, and join in a nationwide “Thank You” to currently serving members, alumni, and programs. We know you do these things every day, but during the week of March 11 – 17, let’s make a pact to show the entire country how AmeriCorps Gets Things Done for America. This week is a great opportunity to make new national service friends and share our important story across new networks. #GetThingsDone.
To stay abreast of the latest updates and plans for AmeriCorps Week, continue to check this page and keep an eye out for our AmeriCorps Week splash page, coming soon! And, don’t forget to share your plans with us using our event form.
AmeriCorps Has a Profound Impact on Our Great Nation
Use the AmeriCorps Week 2018 Tagline:
"AmeriCorps members #GetThingsDone," or make it your own by adding your city, state of impact area: "AmeriCorps members #GetThingsDone for [fill-in-the-blank]."
Download AmeriCorps Week 2018 Sample:
Programs and State Commissions Resources
- Show your pride and let others know about the work you do by hosting an “AmeriCorps Member for a Day” event. Invite local celebrities, community leaders, or elected officials to take the AmeriCorps Pledge, give them some AmeriCorps gear, and have them set out on a day of service. Be sure to capture it in action so we can highlight on our social media channels.
- Ask your Governor or other elected officials to thank your members/alumni by issuing a proclamation.
- Get letters thanking AmeriCorps members from Governors, elected officials, Board of Directors, schools, or other individuals who have witnessed AmeriCorps’ impact.
- Be champions for AmeriCorps and recruit! Offer to host presentations in schools or hold roundtable discussions about AmeriCorps. We’ve made it easy for you and have materials like the AmeriCorps PowerPoint and Recruitment Flyer. See Communication Resources for more helpful tools.
- Find fast facts about AmeriCorps in your state and share them with your networks. You can also find AmeriCorps graphics and facts on Our Impact page.
AmeriCorps Members and Alumni Resources
- Back by popular demand is the “Day of the A!” On Wednesday, March 14, share your program pride and take pictures of yourself and fellow members/alumni in front of your sponsor organization. Be sure to tag #DayoftheA and our social media accounts (listed below) in your photos so we can share on our social channels too.
- Follow our social media channels (listed below) so you don’t miss Day of the A or any other AmeriCorps News.
- Be a champion for service and help us recruit new members and get others familiar with AmeriCorps. If you’re serving in a school, think about presenting there or find an afterschool program to get others thinking about AmeriCorps opportunities. We have presentation materials like the AmeriCorps PowerPoint and Recruitment Flyer. And plenty of other helpful tools on our Communication Resources page.
Social Media Guidance
What is your favorite memory of service? What was your impact? How has service changed your life? Share your AmeriCorps story by tagging #AmeriCorpsWeek.
Day of the A
Show your spirit on Wednesday, March 14th by posting photos of the AmeriCorps “A” with #DayoftheA. Find your old hoodie, find an AmeriFriend, and get creative. Here are a few examples from last year to help inspire you: Facebook Album.
Alumni: Let’s see those old snapshots back from when you were serving! Tag #AmeriCorpsWeek and #TBT.
Making an Impact
AmeriCorps members are making a difference all year ‘round. Share our impact on social media with videos and infographics: NationalService.gov/Impact-Our-Nation and use the AmeriCorps Week 2018 tagline: "AmeriCorps members #GetThingsDone," or make it your own by adding your city, state of impact area: "AmeriCorps members #GetThingsDone for [fill-in-the-blank]."
Keep Us in the Loop
Throughout the week, we will highlight your photos and events on our social media channels. Keep us in the loop by submitting your event information here. This will help us prepare what we will feature on our channels and identify press-worthy events. The Office of External Affairs will contact you directly if there is interest in getting media, special guests, or elected officials to your event.
If you have photos you’d like us to consider using, please share them on social media using #AmeriCorpsWeek, upload them to our main CNCS Flickr page (flickr.com/nationalservicephotos) or send them to email@example.com. Include a brief caption describing the scene and name of people pictured.
Let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org if there are additional materials that would be helpful to make it a successful AmeriCorps Week for you.