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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 Abigail Shapiro on April 2, 2015 at 9:49pm

Thanks Sofia. I haven't gotten fingerprinted yet. I just sent an email to asking if I should get them done now and get reimbursed later, or if I should go to a particular fingerprinting service to have them done for free.

Comment by Sofia Angelo on April 2, 2015 at 10:07am

Hi Abigail, great question about the fingerprinting cost.  You are definitely not responsible for paying for your fingerprints.  In fact AmeriCorps does not allow it.  If you have been asked to pay for them, you can contact to request a reimbursement.

Comment by Abigail Shapiro on April 2, 2015 at 9:47am

Now that AmeriCorps is no longer accepting fingerprints from FieldPrint, are interns responsible for paying the cost to get fingerprinted?

Comment by Sofia Angelo on March 3, 2015 at 12:29pm

This year’s AmeriCorps Week, March 9 – 13, theme is #AmeriCorpsWorks. 

As part of AmeriCorps Week, we are inviting you to reserve space on your Facebook, Twitter or Instagram accounts to help us elevate the impact of AmeriCorps. 

Below is a day-by-day menu of creative ways you can help us make sure #AmeriCorpsWorks and #IamAmeriCorps are trending during this great week. 

  • Monday, March 9 or Tuesday, March 10: Send to action-oriented pictures of your service with a caption describing the location and your contact information. Your photo could help us launch #IamAmeriCorps on Instagram. 
  • Wednesday, March 11: Join our contest to help design new AmeriGear! You wore the “A” and might have some good ideas on a new gear item.
  • Thursday, March 12: AmeriCorps VISTA is turning 50 this year; help us design a commemorative poster. Check out Facebook for details. 
  • Friday, March 13: Post “Day of the A” photos on the National Service blog (Tumblr) (Friday, March 13). 
Comment by Sofia Angelo on January 12, 2015 at 4:11pm

The theme of this year’s White House Student Film Festival is “The Impact of Giving Back.” Let’s show them how national service gives back by flooding them with entries. Don’t forget to submit your entries before the February 2 deadline.

Comment by Sofia Angelo on December 9, 2014 at 9:19am

I hope you're all having a great holiday season! The Portland AmeriCorps Alums will be hosting a holiday party and toy drive this Wednesday, December 10th. If you are in the area you should stop by!

  • Event: Portland AmeriCorps Alums Holiday Party & Toy Drive
  • Date: Wednesday, December 10
  • Time: 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm
  • Registration:
  • Details: Join fellow AmeriCorps Alums in Portland - and their family & friends - for a fun holiday party! We'll provide food & drinks and a great place to hang out. Bring a friend and a festive attitude. If you want to contribute $5 toward food/drink, that's great too. We will be collecting toys for the Holiday Toy Drive for Foster Kids. All toys will be donated to foster youth in Multnomah County. They are requesting gifts for 5-10 year olds or gift cards for teenagers. All gifts should be unwrapped. Hope to see you there! Please feel free to bring significant others or friends to share in the fun. The more the merrier. 
Comment by Sofia Angelo on October 24, 2014 at 7:53am

The Portland AmeriCorps Alums will be hosting a Make A Difference Day service project with Hands On Portland and Potluck in the Park. They'll be serving free, hot meals to those in need. Potluck in the Park relies on volunteers each week to make this happen and serve 400-600 meals to people who might not otherwise have a meal on Sunday. Date: Sunday, October 26 Time: 2 to 5 pm Location: O'Bryant Park, 808 SW Start St, Portland, OR RSVP: Please RSVP by Saturday at All current and former AmeriCorps members are invited!

Comment by Sofia Angelo on October 8, 2014 at 3:51pm

Love your SCA experience? Interested in spreading the word, but not sure how? Join SCA recruiting staff and alumni for a 30 minute webinar full of tips & tricks for sharing your SCA story with others. The webinar will be held Wednesday, October 15th at 7 pm eastern. Space is limited so reserve a spot today at

Comment by Sofia Angelo on October 6, 2014 at 12:21pm

Ever Considered an International Career in Your Life After AmeriCorps?

Thinking about an international career in your life after AmeriCorps? If you are interested in helping to develop capacity for civil society actors in other countries, you don't want to miss AmeriCorps Alums next international careers series podcast. Hear from a leading AmeriCorps alum working in capacity building and democracy building efforts. Our panelist is Jessica Lane, who manages community solutions programming with the International Research and Exchanges Board (IREX).  The event will run from 1-2 PM Eastern on Thursday, October 9th, 2014.  Register today as spaces are limited!  If you have any questions for Jessica, please submit them in advance to

Comment by Sofia Angelo on September 22, 2014 at 3:40pm

If you’ve started to explore options for utilizing your Ed Award, we’re pleased to announce a few upcoming opportunities being offered through the AMERICORPS ALUMS network. Join AMERICORPS ALUMS for its upcoming Virtual Graduate School Fair events on Friday, September 26th from 1PM to 4PM EDT, and on Tuesday, September 30th from 6PM to 8:30PM EDT. Participants will be able to connect one-on-one with graduate schools that represent a diversity of programming, including public policy, international studies, social justice, business, and education- to name a few. Participating schools will include those that offer financial incentives- worth as much as $40,000- to enrolled AmeriCorps alumni. This event is virtual, so all you need is a computer and an internet connection. On the day of the event, simply login and "get in line" to chat with representatives from the schools in attendance. The event is free to all AmeriCorps members and alumni. To learn more or to register, please click here for the event on Friday, September 26th from 1PM to 4PM EDT or click here for the event on Tuesday, September 30th from 6PM to 8:30PM EDT.


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