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Where did National Service Come from?

We often get asked about the idea behind AmeriCorps and the whole concept of service. While we always tell the history of President Clinton’s signature legislation in 1993 and before that, JFK’s idea about the Peace Corps in 1961, what…..

News & Updates

Congratulations to the Class of 2019-2020

Yesterday, we held our graduation event on ZOOM brilliantly organized by member Genean Hines Grobe and catered for by member Claire Ettinger. It was our first ever graduation event held virtually and it was a lot of fun. Three members…..

Black Lives Matter – A Statement from The Corps Network

We stand with the Black community, as well as other people of color, who have been living with and fighting against systemic racism for decades. Our country has work to do to stand up to racism, oppression, and injustice wherever…..

But what do the students feel about themselves in all of this?

The AmeriCorps members of Project CHANGE Montgomery meet each week and compare notes on how they think their students are coping. While most kids are taking it in their stride, a lot are battling difficult conditions at home, finding study…..

Sen. Coons, colleagues introduce legislation to significantly expand national service programs to respond to COVID-19

APRIL 22, 2020 WASHINGTON — Today, U.S. Sens. Chris Coons (D-Del.), Jack Reed (D-R.I.), Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.), Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.), Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.), Ed Markey (D-Mass.), Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.), Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), and Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) announced the introduction…..

Expanding the service program would be worth the cost, proponents say

As the public health crisis shatters the economy, employment prospects for the Class of 2020 are grim. Newly minted college graduates have had internships and job offers rescinded or delayed. They are entering a workforce rife with competition for scarce…..

COVID19 IS A MENTAL HEALTH CRISIS FOR MCPS STUDENTS

STUDENTS HAVE NEVER FACED SUCH SOCIAL AND EMOTIONAL CHALLENGES TO THEIR LEARNING. Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) with 165,000 Students enrolled, is one of the nations largest school disctricts and it grows every year. But since March 2020, all schools…..

The Road to COVID-19 Recovery Is Long—But AmeriCorps Can Help

Stabilizing and growing AmeriCorps can speed our return to a healthy society by providing a meaningful boost to many young people’s careers, delivering necessary supports to the communities most impacted by the pandemic, and maintaining the strength of the nonprofit…..

America Needs a National Service Draft Now to Fight the Coronavirus

BY CHARLI CARPENTER | APRIL 7, 2020, 5:14 PM FOREIGN POLICY My son, Liam, turned 18 in March, just as schools and universities were closing and stay-at-home orders began proliferating. On the day U.S. President Donald Trump declared war on…..

Expand National Service Programs to Respond to COVID-19

4/22/2020 — Senator Reed WASHINGTON, DC — In an effort to mobilize the power of national service, assist communities in need, and put more Americans to work combating the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and building a better future, U.S. Senators Jack Reed (D-RI), Chris Coons (D-DE), Amy…..

A national service response to a national disaster

We can’t spend our way out of our problems, but we can serve our way out of them together. Roll Call- By AnnMaura Connolly and Eric TanenblattPosted May 6, 2020 at 1:48pm The crises the United States knows best — fires and floods,…..