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Happy AmeriCorps Week!

March 9, 2015

AmeriCorps Works

Today’s blog comes to us from AmeriCorps Alums Co-Executive Directors Ben Duda and Mary Bruce.

You might find them travelling in a van, reading to kids about the gingerbread man, or developing a comprehensive disaster relief plan. Who are they? AmeriCorps members! We’re tempted to think Dr. Suess’ inspiration for Oh the Places You’ll Go! was a future AmeriCorps member! AmeriCorps works everywhere.

Any place where you find people invested in their communities, you’ll likely find AmeriCorps members and alums serving at their side. That’s why we’re asking you to join us in celebrating AmeriCorps Week.

iheartamericorps_200x200What is AmeriCorps Week? It’s a chance to identify yourself as part of a movement that gets things done for America. It’s an opportunity to spread awareness about what AmeriCorps is, who our members are, and who our alums become. It’s a chance to remind America that 20 years since our founding, we continue to serve and strengthen our communities.

Alums become teachers, doctors, entrepreneurs, and leaders across the public, private, and nonprofit sectors. Three in four alums want careers that will change the world. More importantly, we have the skills to do it. Just ask the nearly 200 employers lining up to get alums on their teams!

Join us this week and stay tuned for a graduation celebration in June with AmeriCorps Alums to celebrate national service and its alums. Here are four ways to get involved this week!

  1. Share your story! Help spread awareness about AmeriCorps and what Corps members and alums accomplish. On Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram, use hashtag #AmeriCorpsWorks and #IamAmeriCorps to share your service story. Click here to finish tweets about why you serve, here to tell us what you do during service, or here to tweet about where you served.
  2. Post Photos! What better way to say #IamAmeriCorps than with a service photo? Post photos on social media throughout the week with #IamAmeriCorps.
  3. Follow us! Follow AmeriCorps Alums on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn for the latest ways to get involved with AmeriCorps Week.
  4. Build a Movement! Ask your employer to join Employers of National Service. Any company, organization, or agency can become an Employer of National Service! Encourage your employer to join or request additional information by contacting employers@cns.gov.
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