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AmeriCorps Week 2013 – “Made In AmeriCorps”

March 6, 2013

Crop - made in americorps_merged layersThe goal of AmeriCorps Week is to bring awareness to the impact national service is making in cities across the country, so AmeriCorps Alums is celebrating by recognizing how leaders and communities have been “Made in AmeriCorps.” By raising awareness of the impact of AmeriCorps, we will also showcase how national service is a viable development pipeline for 21st Century leaders.

AmeriCorps Alums is celebrating AmeriCorps Week in three ways:

  • Building pride in AmeriCorps – Collecting stories, photos, and videos from alumni sharing what it means to be “Made In AmeriCorps”
  • Empowering current AmeriCorps members – Training active AmeriCorps members on the “Life After AmeriCorps” content and resources available from our organization, with region-specific webinar trainings over five consecutive days
  • Increasing AmeriCorps visibility – Activating AmeriCorps Alums chapters to serve alongside current AmeriCorps members in targeted cities, as well as provide curriculum for community conversations that highlight AmeriCorps alumni in local leadership

Here are six ways you can get involved with “Made In AmeriCorps” during AmeriCorps Week:

Attend one of our five regional “Life After AmeriCorps” webinars between March 11-15th:
CNCS RegionsClick the image to see the enlarged regional map

    • Monday, March 11th Atlantic Region: 12PM to 1PM Eastern- Register here
    • Tuesday, March 12th Southern Region: 12PM to 1PM Eastern- Register here
    • Wednesday, March 13th North Central Region: 1PM to 2PM Eastern- Register here
    • Thursday, March 14th Pacific Region: 3PM to 4PM Eastern- Register here
    • Friday, March 15th Southwest Region: 2PM to 3PM Eastern- Register here
    • Note – All regional webinars should correspond with the local timezones’ lunch hour (12pm – 1pm local time), with the exception of some states
  • Serve alongside current AmeriCorps programs during AmeriCorps Week (You can join a local service project being led by a local AmeriCorps program, or invite local programs to have their members join your chapter’s project)
  • Convene a “Made In AmeriCorps” panel in your area highlighting local leaders and Alums who have served in AmeriCorps
  • Post social media messages and photos on Facebook and on Twitter, Pinterest, and Instagram using the hashtag #MadeInAmeriCorps.

To learn more about AmeriCorps Alums’ activities on AmeriCorps Week, please visit our website.

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