Friday, October 16, 2015

AMC Opening Day

Stand with us on #AmeriDay and support the new class  of AmeriCorps members who are getting things done  across the country.
During the last 21 years, 950,000 men and women have joined AmeriCorps to make our country stronger. At the AmeriCorps 20th Anniversary on the South Lawn last year, President Obama conducted a simultaneous, nationwide swearing-in of AmeriCorps members in every state and territory.
On October 16, we will welcome the new class of AmeriCorps members in a nationwide swearing-in pledge ceremony at AmeriCorps Opening Day events coast to coast. 
We are asking every member, alum, grantee, elected official, family member, best friend and neighbor to join us in celebrating this important day. Please share this graphic on Facebook and Twitter (or any other social media) and change your profile picture to show support for AmeriCorps. 
We can’t wait to see the positive change that AmeriCorps members are bringing to communities across the country.

Thursday, April 9, 2015

AmeriCorps Alums News - April 10

Dear Alum,

Last week, Mary was excited about the health benefits of Kale Cupcakes, and Ben 
was ready to win at Pac Man in Google Maps. So… while we may have been hoodwinked by these amazing April Fool’s hijinks, we still say we’re no fools! Rather, we’ve been on the road, alongside some of the most passionate national service champions. Together, we’re working to ensure everyone has a chance to serve and to be connected to what they need to live a life of service.

We were proud to partner with Chelsea Clinton & Jimmy Kimmel’s launch of the#NationalNinjaWarriorSquad (no joke!) and then share the big announcement that
the first university has joined Employers of National Service. We’ve also been speaking directly to the talent that’s ready to step in and lead, AmeriCorps members and alums. Mary was in rural Maryland speaking to Corps members and staff with Volunteer Maryland about “Life after AmeriCorps.” That same week, Ben talked with the Points of Light’s Corporate Service Council about why the 21st century skills built in AmeriCorps are exactly what their companies are looking for.

Coming up in the next few weeks, there are two opportunities to connect with us to 
support your life after service. Join us for our upcoming Financial Coaching webinar and Virtual Grad School Fair. Keep reading for other so-great-it-seems-like-a-trick-but-it’s-not-because-Alums-are-just-that-cool news below.

In Service,

Ben & Mary

P.S. BREAKING - Registration is NOW OPEN for the 2015 Conference on
Volunteering and Service! View and build your itinerary, see the schedule at a glance and more! The road to Houston starts here --> #ServiceUnites

“I started my service with City Year full of excitement and motivation,” says AmeriCorps member Amanda Salapong. “I was ready to change the world in just 10 months. When I got to the midpoint of my service, however, I realized I had been sprinting to the finish line of a marathon. By mile thirteen, I was ready for a new pair of shoes and a Powerbar.” Read more about how Amanda got her motivation back.

When you can’t find the road you’re looking for on a map, where do you turn? St. Louis alum and Chapter Leader Mandy Zoelzer turned to AmeriCorps. Mandy shares, “I had just come back to the states after living in Australia for a year and had one wish – grow up and have a boring career job. I loved school, but I was graduating soon without a clue where to head next. My brother suggested AmeriCorps, a program I’d never heard of.” Read how Mandy traded in the idea of a dead-end job for a more exciting and fulfilling life of service instead.
AmeriCorps service connects many of us to vulnerable communities. That experience changes us, and for some, inspires a lifetime commitment to tackling inequality. Meet three alums serving as advocates for underserved children, youth, and families (Kenneth Kirton pictured at left). Read more about key insights they shared from their work and find a link to our webinar roundtable conversation.
May 6th Virtual Grad Fair – Register for Free NOW
Intern with AmeriCorps Alums in D.C. or Atlanta
AmeriCorps on ABC’s The Middle
Celebrate Women-Led Service and Nominate a Women of Worth
More Proof that AmeriCorps Works
Gen. McChrystal Challenges Candidates to Take a Stand on Service
AmeriCorps Alumni Speak at Hollywood Service Event Launch
Check Out #Mayors4Service Q&A on the National Service Tumblr with Alum Dayne Walling
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Friday, April 3, 2015

Friday, January 2, 2015

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year from around the Pacific! May the year 2015 bring you many blessings filled with much love, joy, peace, and happiness!

Biba Añu Nuebu! – Chamorro

Feliz Año Nuevo! – Spanish
Engan ke ya sasu! - Kosraean

Gung Hay Fat Choy – Chinese
Ungil Beches Er Rak! – Palauan

Selsalan Ebéach e duw! – Yapese
Peren En Parakapw! – Pohnpeian

Hauoli Makahiki Hou – Hawaiian
Pwapwan Ei Ier Mi Fo – Chuukese

Sehe Bokmanee Bateuseyo! – Korean
Maligayang Bagong Taon – Tagalog

Cung-Chuc Tan-Xuan! – Vietnamese
Jeramman ilo iio in ekaal! – Marshallese

Akemashite Omedetou Gozaimasu – Japanese
Ameseighil ubwutiiwel Layúi Luugh me raagh féé! – Carolinian

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