AmeriCorps

How-To Tuesday: Be An AmeriCorps Alum

This post originally appeared on the AmeriCorps Alums blog on July 23, 2012.

With many AmeriCorps members ending their service this month, AmeriCorps and AmeriCorps Alums reached out to Alumni on Facebook for the advice they'd offer this new batch of Alums.

National Service at Its Best: Green City Force

Earlier this summer, I had the incredible opportunity to attend the graduation of 22 Green City Force AmeriCorps members in New York City. Green City Force recruits young adults, ages 18-24, who are currently unemployed or underemployed high school graduates or GED-holders from low-income neighborhoods.

Holding the Line: AmeriCorps NCCC Responds to Waldo Canyon Fire

Stephen Packard, 24, could have taken his degree in Economics from the University of Connecticut and found a comfortable desk job. Instead, he opted for a more adventurous path when he joined AmeriCorps NCCC. Never did he imagine he'd one day be working on the front lines of Colorado's biggest wildfire in history, sleeping just feet from the flames.

Never Leave a Fallen Comrade: The Story of One Continuing Mission on the Homefront

This post originally appeared on the White House blog on July 3, 2012.
 
As we celebrate the 4th of July, we celebrate our patriotism and the millions who have shown their love of country by wearing the uniform.

National Service Battles Colorado Wildfires

Recent wildfires have threatened communities across Colorado and the Southwest and national service has been working day and night to help put out the flames and support survivors.

More than 175 AmeriCorps members and Senior Corps volunteers have joined the response effort in Colorado, working with fire crews on the front lines, operating evacuation shelters, and managing volunteers and donations.

National Service Agency Names AmeriCorps Director

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Monday, June 18, 2012 (All day)

Washington, D.C. – The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) named William C. Basl as Director of the AmeriCorps program today. Basl is a highly accomplished national service leader and manager of complex human service projects. He joins CNCS following an eighteen-year tenure as the Executive Director of the Washington Commission for National and Community Service.

Minnesota Reading Corps Students Beat Statewide Test Results

Minnesota Reading Corps, an AmeriCorps program designed to help every child in the state become a successful reader by the end of third grade, announced positive growth in its results with numbers that surpassed those for students statewide.

One Year After Joplin Tornado, AmeriCorps Still Hard at Work

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Monday, May 21, 2012 (All day)

National Service CEO to Survey Progress, Meet Joplin Leaders, and Thank Volunteers

Joplin, Mo. – One year after a devastating tornado ripped through Joplin, Missouri, the city is making a strong recovery thanks to the resilience of the Joplin people, a united recovery effort, and an extraordinary outpouring of volunteers and AmeriCorps members who have made a powerful impact and remain hard at work today.

National Service CEO to Survey Joplin Recovery Efforts

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Friday, May 18, 2012 (All day)

Wendy Spencer Will Tour AmeriCorps Projects, Thank Volunteers on One-Year Anniversary

JOPLIN, Mo. — Wendy Spencer, CEO of the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), will travel to Joplin, MO to mark the one-year anniversary of the May 22 tornado and recognize recovery efforts of a community helped back on its feet by volunteers and national service.

Obama Administration Opens Together For Tomorrow School Improvement Challenge

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Wednesday, April 18, 2012 (All day)

Washington, DC -- Together for Tomorrow (TFT), the joint initiative of the U.S. Department of Education, White House Office of Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships and the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) to spur community engagement in turning around our nation's lowest performing schools, today launched its School Improvement Challenge for the 2012-13 school year on http://tft.challenge.gov/.

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