It's AmeriCorps Week!
AmeriCorps is a voluntary civil society program connecting members to service opportunities with the objective of meeting critical needs in the community. This week, we honor the contributions of over 1 million AmeriCorps members and alumni across the country committed to "getting things done." This celebration also highlights the support of local organizations that make AmeriCorps programs possible.
Research shows that service "has an effect on more than just the communities served, but also on the members themselves. AmeriCorps Alumni credit their year of service for developing leadership skills that bridge divides, solve problems, and open doors to opportunities that advance their careers and education."