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AmeriCorps Celebrates 20 Years of Service

Rep. Gwen Moore | Posted 12.01.2014 | Impact
Rep. Gwen Moore

AmeriCorps members have completed over one billion hours of service since 1994, and have had an immense impact on mobilizing communities to work together for a more promising future. As a former VISTA volunteer, I know firsthand the tremendous impact volunteering can have for both the volunteer and the community.

Getting Things Done for America

AnnMaura Connolly | Posted 11.12.2014 | Impact
AnnMaura Connolly

Friday marks the 20th anniversary of the founding of AmeriCorps. Over two decades and spanning three presidential administrations, AmeriCorps has built a legacy of high-impact and cost-effective national service that has united and strengthened communities and mobilized a generation of citizens.

Expanding a Culture of Service

Kirsten Lodal | Posted 10.12.2014 | Impact
Kirsten Lodal

Service is an essential part of our nation's DNA. Throughout our history, volunteers across the country have stepped up to fill a range of critical needs.

Expanding National Service on the College Campus

Scott Cowen | Posted 04.28.2014 | Impact
Scott Cowen

When I get invited to speak at conferences and events, people typically want to hear about the rebirth of Tulane, the story of how Tulane came back st...

Clay Bigler, CSSC, Overcoming Adversity to Achieve Success

Don McNay | Posted 04.20.2014 | Impact
Don McNay

Thank God my daughter Gena didn't listen to me. She never listened to me much, but this is one where Dad was dead wrong. She fell for him immediately, and after 20 years, you would think they were still on a honeymoon. I was right about the 30 guys that I ran off before him, but completely missed on Clay.

AmeriCorps: Changing the Education Story

Wendy Spencer | Posted 04.09.2014 | Impact
Wendy Spencer

Whenever the talk begins about our nation making quality education a priority, it's no surprise that some may be cynical. After all, we have too many ...

Sandy's Survivors: Stronger Than the Storm

Wendy Spencer | Posted 12.28.2013 | Impact
Wendy Spencer

There's a famous saying that goes, "None of us is as good as all of us." I am thankful that our country recognizes this and unites to give our best to those in need when times are at their worst.

Jessica Prois

AmeriCorps VISTA Members Earning $10,800 Per Year Told To Work Through Shutdown Without Pay

HuffingtonPost.com | Jessica Prois | Posted 05.16.2014 | Impact

Tiffany Dale receives a $10,800-per-year allowance at her AmeriCorps job. She was told last week that, despite the government shutdown, she would have...

Government's off, Soup's on!

Wayne Meisel | Posted 12.03.2013 | Religion
Wayne Meisel

Just because the government can't bridge gridlock doesn't mean that we can't break bread together. Time for a Soup-in!

What it Means to Serve your Country

Jason Mangone | Posted 11.09.2013 | Impact
Jason Mangone

Serving my country was an inflection point--it set my life on a new course. A former Marine, I find myself in a constant pursuit of re-attaining the meaningfulness of those four years, chasing the feeling I had when my profession involved working in challenging conditions with teams of great people to solve big problems whose scope exceeded personal gain.

Cutting Programs to the Poor Hurts Those at Highest Risk

Sandi Vidal | Posted 05.13.2013 | Impact
Sandi Vidal

This year Families in Transition in Seminole County Florida is serving 2026 children at last count who have no place to call home. This problem has gotten worse, even as we come out of the recession, Florida is still experiencing an 11 percent increase in child homelessness.