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AmeriCorps Education Award tutorial

Started by Kate Hagner. Last reply by Marijoy Viernes Sep 5, 2013. 1 Reply

A lot of time people have questions about how the education award works and what you can use it for. There's a great online Education Award…Continue

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What's up with the minimum number of hours for my position?

Started by Sofia Angelo Jul 24, 2013. 0 Replies

All SCA AmeriCorps members agree to completing a minimum number of hours during their position.Some things to keep in mind:1. These minimum hours are assigned based on the number of weeks of your…Continue

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Wondering how to translate your AmeriCorps experience on your resume?

Started by Kate Hagner Apr 23, 2013. 0 Replies

Watch the AmeriCorps Alums popular webinar “How To Translate AmeriCorps Onto Your Resume” AmeriCorps Alums tells us this webinar has…Continue

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Attention all AmeriCorps members in/near Salem, Oregon

Started by Sofia Angelo Apr 16, 2013. 0 Replies

We were notified about an AmeriCorps meet up group in the Salem, Oregon area.  If you would like the opportunity to meet up with other AmeriCorps members or alums check out the website below.…Continue

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Comment by Sofia Angelo on Friday

Finally it's here!!  The 20th Anniversary of AmeriCorps!

President Obama will welcome hundreds of AmeriCorps members and supporters to the South Lawn at the White House; President Clinton, who swore in the first AmeriCorps class in 1994, will also join the celebration there. President George H.W. Bush will participate in an AmeriCorps pledge ceremony at his home in Kennebunkport, Maine. President George W. Bush and Laura Bush filmed a video that will be shown at pledge ceremonies around the country.

So what are you doing today?  Easy question: You’ll be joining an event in person or watching live online.  Here's how you can be a part of everything:

  • Watch the live event! Just go to wh.gov/live at 11:15 a.m. ET today.
  • Join our Thunderclap! Add your voice to celebrate service at bit.ly/AmeriThunder. (You have until 10:59 a.m. ET!)
  • Don't forget to use #AmeriCorps20 on all of your social media posts.
Comment by Sofia Angelo on September 11, 2014 at 9:07am

As we gear up for the big 20th Anniversary of AmeriCorps events, we recommend testing your live-stream before Friday’s event if you are planning on watching the live simulcast.  Go to whitehouse.gov/live and look at their schedule for tomorrow.  Pick an event (such as the Press Briefing by Josh Earnest at 1:00 pm EDT) and then test your live-stream capabilities in the room where your event is taking place.

Comment by Sofia Angelo on September 11, 2014 at 9:05am

Planning to do anything for the 9/11 day of National Service in Remembrance of those that lost their lives in 2001?  We were love to hear what you are doing today.  Please comment back or email AmeriCorps@thesca.org to let us know how plan to commemorate this day.

Comment by Sofia Angelo on September 8, 2014 at 1:07pm

Hi all,

There is a great opportunity for you to join in on a 9/11 National Day of Service and Remembrance Civic Reflection Discussion.  It will not be hosted by SCA and not required, but this is something that would be really great for you to participate in.

This civic reflection discussion will provide an opportunity for AmeriCorps members and program staff to dialogue about important questions around diversity, peace, responsibility, good deeds, and much more. To get to these questions, we will use a specific reading that you are required to read prior to participation and that will be emailed prior to the day of dialogue.

Here are the dates, times and registration information:

Civic Reflection Online Discussions

DATE

TIME (CST)

REGISTRATION INFORMATION

Thursday, 9/11

12:00 – 1:00 PM

https://www3.gotomeeting.com/register/741358886

Monday, 9/15

2:00 – 3:00 PM

https://www3.gotomeeting.com/register/759301262

Tuesday, 9/16

1:00 – 2:00 PM

https://www3.gotomeeting.com/register/119189454

Tuesday, 9/23

12:30 – 1:30 PM

https://www3.gotomeeting.com/register/153806990

Thursday, 9/25

12:00 – 1:00 PM

https://www3.gotomeeting.com/register/195053718

Comment by Sofia Angelo on September 3, 2014 at 3:44pm

The 20th anniversary of AmeriCorps is 9 days away! AmeriCorps programs all over the country are celebrating together through service events and a simultaneous swearing in ceremony at 11:30am on Friday, September 12th. We would like all SCA AmeriCorps members to have the opportunity to participate in this historic event. We understand that our members are spread all over the country and getting to an event may be impossible for some, but never fear, there are ways that even the most remote members can join in!

Here is a list of ways you can join the celebration and show your support for AmeriCorps:

1. Join a local swearing in ceremony in your state. Find an event on the AmeriCorps page or just contact me and I can put you in touch with the right people.

2. Recite the AmeriCorps Pledge at 11:30am on Friday at the same time as thousands of members all over the country. Watch the live simulcast (led by President Obama!!) on Friday morning (it should start before 11:30, but we haven't received the exact time yet.

3. Take the online pledge to serve.  This takes literally 10 seconds and you get a cool certificate.

4. Show your support using social media! Join the Thunderclap

We would really like to encourage you to join the live simulcast if you are unable to attend an event in person. The September 12 nationwide pledge event will recognize the extraordinary accomplishments of AmeriCorps over the past twenty years and you are part of that history.

Comment by Sofia Angelo on August 25, 2014 at 4:48pm

Do you have plans for 9/11 and 9/12 yet??  September 11th is a day of national service in remembrance of those who lost their lives on the tragic day in 2001 and September 12th is the celebration ceremony of AmeriCorps' 20th anniversary... so as you can imagine there will be a lot going on!

AmeriCorps is going to be holding events in every state and territory on one or both of those days and would LOVE you to join them.  Please contact me directly at americorps@thesca.org if you would like more information on what is happening in your area.

Comment by Cody Sodowsky on August 18, 2014 at 10:37pm

Are there any opportunities to work with Americorps in December?

Comment by Sofia Angelo on August 13, 2014 at 9:21am

Have you thought about how to more effectively translate the skills gained in AmeriCorps onto your resume?  If so, you’re like many other AmeriCorps members and alumni, and we’ve got the perfect professional development opportunity for you.  AmeriCorps Alums is proud to announce the next professional development webinar, “Translating AmeriCorps Onto Your Resume.” The webinar will occur Wednesday, August 27th, at 12 PM EST, and will help you highlight the skills you developed in your service year. AmeriCorps Alums are increasingly being recognized as a key talent pool for employers in nonprofit, private, and government sectors. Join us as we explore effective ways of putting AmeriCorps on your resume.  Please register here.

Comment by Sofia Angelo on August 6, 2014 at 4:52pm

Your preparation for Life After AmeriCorps is an area we strive to prepare you for in every way possible.  One of the most important areas concerning Life After AmeriCorps is the use of your Segal AmeriCorps Education Award and your pursuit of higher education.  In conjunction with AMERICORPS ALUMS, we are proud to announce the second annual AMERICORPS ALUMS Virtual Grad School Fair Series, an opportunity that will connect you to graduate schools and programs that will include schools that offer special incentives specifically for AmeriCorps members and alumni.  The event is a great opportunity to learn about schools committed to national service, and there will be two events this year.  They will occur on Friday, September 26, 2014 from 12:00PM to 3:00 PM Eastern (Register here) and Tuesday, September 30, 2014 from 6:00PM to 8:30PM Eastern (Register here). Best of all, the event is FREE to current AmeriCorps members and alumni.

Comment by Sofia Angelo on June 25, 2014 at 4:11pm

Attn : Members serving in Maryland (this one looks fun!)

Governor's Volunteer Appreciation Day at the State Fair

Governor Martin O'Malley extends an invitation to all Marylanders involved in volunteer service to spend a fun-filled Sunday at the Maryland State Fair on August 24, 2014. The Governor's Volunteer Appreciation Day is presented by the Governor's office on Service and Volunteerism and the Maryland State Fair.  All volunteers, friends, and family are welcome!

 
 
 

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