AmeriCorps Alums Is Bringing Together Clinton & Bush, And You’re Invited!
In the interest of public service, Clinton and Bush are joining forces yet again……sort of! In November and December, AmeriCorps Alums is bringing together the Clinton School of Public Service and the Bush School of Government and Public Service to host three continuing education series events. Both schools offer matches to the Segal AmeriCorps Education Award, and they are co-hosting events in Des Moines, Dallas, and Little Rock to highlight their respective programs, as well as their commitment to AmeriCorps and public service. The events will also feature broader panel discussions around “Careers In Public Service” with panelists composed of AmeriCorps alumni who are employed in the government or public service locally and will eagerly share valuable insights from their careers.
These events are open to Alums and current AmeriCorps members. Both the Bush and Clinton Schools have a high opinion of AmeriCorps Alums as students who bring important experience from national service into the classroom setting. Alex Thomas, Director of Admissions at the Clinton School believes,
AmeriCorps Alums very naturally fit with our Clinton School program. We are a very unique hands-on Masters program, with substantial domestic and international field service work complimenting our thorough classroom experience. The ‘doing spirit’ of AmeriCorps public servants very easily parallels the spirit of the Clinton School’s Masters of Public Service.
Similarly, Kathryn Meyer, Director of Recruiting at the Bush School of Government and Public Service shares, “The Bush School values the life experience and personal development that AmeriCorps members bring to the classroom. When students can discuss real issues, when they can provide first-hand accounts to implementing change, then a deeper understanding takes place and their graduate education has more meaning.”
The Des Moines, North Texas, and New Orleans chapters will be hosting events throughout November and into December. Chad Driscoll, chapter leader with the Des Moines Chapter notes, “This is an incredible opportunity for alumni and current AmeriCorps members to learn about two schools committed to national service and that are leading the push to develop degrees specifically focused on public service. In talking with local chapter members and AmeriCorps programs in our area, they are excited to attend this professional development experience right here in Des Moines.”
Links to the event dates and details are available below:
Des Moines, IA – was Tuesday, November 12th & a great success (pictured right)
North Texas (Dallas)- Register; Wednesday, November 20, 2013; 6:30PM to 8:30PM
New Orleans, LA- Register; Tuesday, December 10, 2013; 6:00PM to 8:00PM
About The Bush School of Government and Public Service
The Bush School, named after George H. W. Bush, 41st President of the United States, celebrated its 10th anniversary in 2007. Ranked 22nd among public universities for public affairs programs, the school educates principled leaders in public service and international affairs, conducts research, and performs service.
About the Clinton School of Public Service
The first school in the nation to offer a Master of Public Service (MPS) degree, the University of Arkansas Clinton School of Public Service gives students the knowledge and experience to further their careers in the areas of nonprofit, governmental, volunteer or private sector service. The school defines public service as working for the benefit of others through good works in the non-profit, for-profit, volunteer or government sectors. While learning valuable lessons in the classroom, Clinton School students also complete “hands-on” public service projects, ranging from local work in Arkansas communities, to international projects on all of the world’s six inhabited continents.