Friday, February 28, 2014

AmeriCorps Alumni News - 3-1-14

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February 2014          Issue: 3   

When you were an AmeriCorps member, you wore your 'A' with pride. To showcase the ways AmeriCorps makes a difference, we asked members and program staff to share creative 'A's in their classrooms, offices, and service sites. The "Day of the A" helped us highlight all the people serving across the country as part of our ongoing recognition of the 20th anniversary of AmeriCorps.

An Education Jobs Pipeline

AmeriCorps members with City Year serving at Stanton Elementary School in Washington, D.C.
As part of the AmeriCorps 20th anniversary, national and local officials visited Stanton Elementary School in Washington, D.C., to mark the first anniversary of the School Turnaround AmeriCorps program. AmeriCorps members serving with City Year show a commitment far beyond their term of service. Tayler Stuger ('13), an alum currently at Stanton Elementary, talks about how these AmeriCorps members helped turn around one of D.C.’s lowest performing schools -- and chose a career in education as a result.

Opportunity Through Innovation

President Obama announces the My Brother's Keeper initiative on February 27, 2014.
Several young men from the service network joined President Obama to launch the My Brother’s Keeper initiative, a new effort aimed at empowering boys and young men of color. CEO Wendy Spencer will be a member of the new federal task force that the President is forming to guide this effort.
We are proud of our ability to help young people reach their full potential through programs like AmeriCorps and the Social Innovation Fund. AmeriCorps members like you and your fellow alums have provided thousands of young people facing overwhelming odds an opportunity to transform their communities and their own lives through the power of service.

Professional Opportunities

Apply Now!

We currently have 7 positions seeking applicants at CNCS:
State Program Director (Baton Rouge, LA | Deadline:March 4)
State Program Director (Charleston, WV | Deadline: March 6)
Logistics Assistant (Sacramento, CA | Deadline: March 6)
Director for Research and Evaluation (Washington, D.C. | Deadline: March 7)
Program Analyst (Washington, D.C. | Deadline: March 10)
Fleet Manager (Vicksburg, MS | Deadline: March 13)
Program Support Assistant (Atlanta, GA | Deadline: March 13)
You can always see all of the open job descriptions at CNCS through a targeted search at the USA Jobs website.

    Helpful Links

    Outside of the federal sector, AmeriCorps Alums provides numerous opportunities to build on your service. You can learn about their career development program, register with your local alums chapter, and more.
    Education Month Special! Find staff positions at education-focused AmeriCorps programs:

    Read... and Move!

    Wendy Spencer, CEO of CNCS, tutors a young student at an AmeriCorps service site.
    Greetings Alumni,
    If you've been paying attention, you know that we've been highlighting education all this month as part of the AmeriCorps 20th anniversary. This message gives you some of our brightest February highlights... now to March!
    On the heels of the fourth anniversary of First Lady Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move! initiative, we'll continue to celebrate the anniversary with Healthy Futures Month. To get started right, the First Lady wants you to show us your moves! Show us what you got on the AmeriCorps Facebook page.
    Warmest Regards,
    Wendy Spencer, CEO
    Corporation for National and Community Service

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