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You’re One in A Million

September 12, 2016

Today is the 22nd anniversary of AmeriCorps! Since its founding, the alums community has given more than one billion hours of service. As we kick off the 2016-2017 corps year with this milestone, we are thrilled to share we are also welcoming the one millionth AmeriCorps member to our national service family!

As we approach this milestone, AmeriCorps Alums is thrilled to announce we are launching a 3-year initiative to better support diverse leadership in the social sector. Our nation faces pressing challenges and needs the power of different perspectives. That’s the AmeriCorps way.

We believe every member of the alumni community has a role to play.  As a cornerstone of our work, we are committed to building a community that supports and equips each other. Already, each year, hundreds of alums and AmeriCorps champions make this possible by contributing to our community as bloggers, webinar presenters, resume reviewers, and more. Last year, over 100,000 alumni were connected to our career services!

blog1-22ndOne key way to get involved is to donate, so that these essential programs are funded. Maureen Eccleston (Assistant Director, PennSERVE | AmeriCorps NCCC, AmeriCorps, VISTA 1999-2000 & 2004) shares, “Service is about sustainability – creating structures that transform communities into healthier places to live, work and grow.  AmeriCorps Alums helps alumni contribute to this vision by connecting us to each other and to great career resources. That’s why I donate to Alums.

Together, we are going to do even more to strengthen communities (including the alums community!) – but we need you to do it. Our new workforce equity initiative to better support diverse leadership in the social sector, our continuous building of the Alums network, our wide range of resources – all of this takes funding. We rely on AmeriCorps alums like you for monthly or one-time contributions of any amount.

danielsdonnaLast year, we had over 100 alumni donate during our fall campaign. This year, we hope to top that. Donna Daniels (Consultant, USAID | NCCC and Catholic Network of Volunteer Service: 1999-2003) gives, and she shares, “Service – at home & abroad – helps us understand and address the root causes of poverty. AmeriCorps Alums helps alumni live that mission, for life.  That’s why I give.”

Maureen, Donna – their stories are the stories of AmeriCorps and AmeriCorps Alums.  They gave – and they continue to give, so that we can continue to live the AmeriCorps pledge to make communities safer, stronger & healthier. They, like you, are one in a million.

We are counting on your support. Please make your gift today by visiting www.americorpsalums.org/donate.

 

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