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Ben Duda
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Since 2011, Ben Duda has led the national service alumni network AmeriCorps Alums – building corporate and higher-ed partnerships to advance a network of engaged citizens and civic leaders that ‘get things done’ for America. Ben had his own transformative experience in AmeriCorps serving in both the National Civilian Community Corps (NCCC) and as a teaching fellow at Citizen Schools, Boston. Ben was previously a Senior Program Manager with KaBOOM!, where he lead the growth of a major civic campaign that engaged cities and city leaders in the importance of play and physical activity. Ben holds a B.S. in Industrial and Labor Relations from Cornell University and a M.P.P. in Urban Policy from The Johns Hopkins University, is a proud native of Buffalo, NY, and resides with his family in Atlanta, GA.

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Made in AmeriCorps

(0) Comments | Posted September 12, 2014 | 1:23 PM

Do you know any ruthless optimists? You know, the friends who just won't take no for an answer and instead organize the best food drive you've ever seen? Know any rugged idealists, who can make a fundraiser out of nothing in no time to support disaster relief efforts? It's always...

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AmeriCorps Alums: Untapped Potential

(0) Comments | Posted June 5, 2014 | 1:19 PM

Maya spent 1,700 hours serving her country with AmeriCorps. And now, she's ready to launch a career that will change the world. Or, she's out of luck, out of work, and about to join the estimated 6.7 million "disconnected youth" who cost taxpayers an estimated $1.56 trillion dollars...

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AmeriCorps Alums: The Return on Your Investment

(1) Comments | Posted September 20, 2013 | 10:21 AM

Since the founding of AmeriCorps 20 years ago, 800,000 Americans have contributed 1 billion hours of service at 15,000 community-based organizations. And, after 20 years of testing, we know the AmeriCorps experiment worked. Our communities are stronger because of it. During their term of service, AmeriCorps members address our nation's...

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Let's Leverage Our National Investment in AmeriCorps to Build Civic Leadership

(5) Comments | Posted July 1, 2013 | 9:15 AM

Since AmeriCorps was launched 20 years ago, nearly 1 million Americans have served, working to address our nation's most pressing challenges. They've tutored in our toughest schools, provided emergency relief services after tornadoes and hurricanes and helped veterans get connected to employment opportunities.

Many of these AmeriCorps members directly link...

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