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Who’s Been Talking About AmeriCorps Alums? Catch Up on Media from the 20th!

September 26, 2014

Here are 20 of the best news pieces focused on the impact of AmeriCorps, its alums, and why more people should have the opportunity to serve. Find out who was talking about AmeriCorps during its 20th anniversary and share the news to keep the conversation going!

Ben & Mary fun headshot1. “Made In AmeriCorps” by Ben Duda and Mary Bruce appeared in The Huffington Post.

2.  “I Will Get Things Done for America: Celebrating 20 Years of Service,” a report by Voices for National Service.

Ben in Huff Po studio square3. AmeriCorps alums are featured in two reflections with The Huffington Post.

4. “11 Words That Are Transforming America,” Tracy Hoover, the president of Points of Light, on the Points of Light’s blog.

I Will Carry This Committment Image

5. “20 for 20: AmeriCorps Alums Celebrates 20 Years of Alumni Success by Naming 20 National Leadership Award Winners,” a press release on the AmeriCorps Alums blog that links to full stories on

6. Two initiatives to support alumni careers were announced in press releases on the AmeriCorps Alums blog:

7. President Barack Obama’s speech for the 20th Anniversary of AmeriCorps at the White House. 

AmeriCorps 20th Anniversary event on the South Lawn of The White House. Corporation for National and Community Service Photo.

8. Three U.S. Presidents in addition to President Obama were featured in 20th anniversary speeches, videos, and media:

9. First Lady Michelle Obama tweeted “Happy Birthday ! I’m honored to have served with them in Chicago and couldn’t be prouder of all they’ve accomplished. –mo”

10. New Profit, a nonprofit social innovation organization and venture philanthropy fund,  publishes five AmeriCorps Alums National Leadership Award Winner spotlights as part of their blog series, “Celebrating 20 years of AmeriCorps.”

11. “National Service Now,” by John Bridgeland, Alan Khazei, and former U.S. Senator Harris Wofford in The Huffington Post.

12. “The Role of National Service in Closing the Graduation Gap,” Grad Nation report with America’s Promise Alliance.

13. U.S. Senator Barbara A. Mikulski (D-Md.), Co-Chair of the Senate National Service Caucus, joined with AmeriCorps leaders, members and alumni to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the AmeriCorps national service program.

14. The Chronicle of Philanthropy published AmeriCorps Alums thank you letter to the AmeriCorps Alums Founders Club who helped create AmeriCorps. The Chronicle also published a retrospective on the 20th anniversary, AmeriCorps Turns 20 Amid Stymied Growth.

15. “Two Decades of Turning Words Into Deeds,” Shirley Sagawa, Chief Service Officer of the National Conference on Citizenship, blog published on The Clinton Foundation Blog.

16.  “Broken Promises on National Service,” The New York Times Editorial Board.

17. ServiceNation’s “Roundup: AmeriCorps Turns 20.”

18. Three hometown publications and media covered AmeriCorps Alums National Leadership Awards Winners:

20th anniversary of AmeriCorps Alums logo

19. AmeriCorps Alums launches Local Leader Award Winners webpage. View the winners.

20. AmeriCorps Alums #Iamthe20th Alum spotlight blog series.

We built up to the 20th anniversary of AmeriCorp for months, and  can’t wait to share more of your stories. Do you want to share how you’re shaping the next 20 years of service? Learn how to get featured on our blog!

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