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Americorps Week

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.

AmeriCorps Works

Debra Eschmeyer | Posted 05.13.2013 | Impact
Debra Eschmeyer

This week is AmeriCorps Week, during which AmeriCorps programs around the country shine a spotlight on the ways "AmeriCorps works." I asked our service members deployed in 250 schools in 12 states around the country what they think makes this service model work.

Celebrate AmeriCorps Week 2012: Submit Your Photos!

Posted 03.14.2012 | Impact

When President Bill Clinton swore in the first class of AmeriCorps members in 1994, he asked them to reflect on the power of service: Service is a...

Commemorating AmeriCorps Week: Expanding Opportunity Through Service

Jonathan Greenblatt | Posted 05.14.2012 | Politics
Jonathan Greenblatt

Last year, AmeriCorps received a record of more than 580,000 applications for just 80,000 positions. More than half a million people applied to join the program, not for financial gain, but because they were driven to make real community impact.