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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 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




Thursday, 9/11

12:00 – 1:00 PM

Monday, 9/15

2:00 – 3:00 PM

Tuesday, 9/16

1:00 – 2:00 PM

Tuesday, 9/23

12:30 – 1:30 PM

Thursday, 9/25

12:00 – 1:00 PM

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 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!

Comment by Sofia Angelo on June 16, 2014 at 8:56am

Upcoming AmeriCorps Alums Professional Development Event # 2: Virtual Career Fair

It’s official! In conjunction with AmeriCorps Alums, we are pleased to announce first ever AMERICORPS ALUMS Virtual Career Fair on Tuesday, July 8, 2014 from 1PM to 4PM Eastern. One of the top questions you likely are asking yourself is “What’s my next career move after AmeriCorps?” If that sounds like you, then you should register for this unique event. There will be a wide range of employers who are recruiting AmeriCorps alumni. The event is a great opportunity to meet with HR professionals who are seeking to land talented professionals for their respective organizations. We know that AmeriCorps is among the most unique professional experiences, and this event gives you an opportunity to connect with a captive audience of recruiters who value your national service. We invite you to learn more about why this event is the right fit for you by clicking here. The event will be FREE to both current AmeriCorps members and alumni.

In Service, Greg Heinrich Alumni Mobilization Manager

AmeriCorps Alums

600 Means Street NW, Suite 210

Atlanta, Georgia

30318 t: 404.979.2931 c: 404.477.9527 f: 404.979.2901


Comment by Sofia Angelo on May 23, 2014 at 2:36pm

Attn: Members serving in and around Seattle!

Greetings AmeriCorps Volunteers –


I would like to invite you to participate in a unique day of volunteering on Saturday, June 7.  As you may know, the Mayors of Seattle and Denver made a friendly Superbowl wager on the Today Show for a day of service with AmeriCorps members from the winning city.  As you definitely know, the Seahawks won and the Denver Mayor, Michael Hancock, is now coming to town to make good on the wager.  We are now looking for volunteers that would like to participate in one (or both) service projects scheduled for that day.  We are also hoping to have the Seahawks participate in both of the events but participation from any players, coaches, or Blitz (the mascot) has not confirmed at this time.



Time: 8:00am – 11:00am

Location: Century Link Field OR Seattle City Hall (location to be confirmed)

Participate in a resume building and interview preparation event with Seattle youth alongside Mayor Murray of Seattle, Mayor Hancock of Denver, the Director of AmeriCorps, members of Mayor Murray’s Staff, and Seahawks (unconfirmed).  Training will be provided by the United Way of King County from 8am – 9am so you are better prepared to give useful feedback.  Following the training, you will be matched with one of the youth participants, discuss their resume and/or career aspirations, and participate in a one-on-one mock interview (you being the interviewer).



Time: 11:30am – 4:00pm

Location: Habitat for Humanity work site: 4053 Martin Luther King, Jr. Way South, Seattle

Participate in a building project in the Rainier Vista neighborhood (Southeast Seattle) with Mayor Murray, and Bill Basl – Director of AmeriCorps, Seahawks (unconfirmed), and other AmeriCorps Members.  Volunteers will be painting and doing interior framing on the home.  We will also be celebrating Seattle Works Day at the event.  Lunch and training will be provided by Habitat for Humanity. Please wear clothes (AmeriCorps t-shirt) and footwear appropriate for construction work.


Other Key Information

  • Participation is first come, first served.  Project #1 will cap at 20 participants and Project #2 will cap at 15 participants.
  • If you choose to participate in both service projects, you will need to arrange your own transportation between the 2 locations.
  • We expect that there will be press at both events so PLEASE wear AmeriCorps gear and be prepared to be on camera.
  • More details regarding the location of first service project and other logistics will be sent prior to the event.


Ready to volunteer?  Please RSVP to and let me know if you want to participate in Project #1, #2 or both.


Please let me know if you have any other questions related to the event(s) so I can be sure to address them in the final communication.


Hope to see you there!


Kirsten Franklin-Temple

Comment by Sofia Angelo on May 14, 2014 at 2:23pm

Attn: Members serving in and around DC!

  • This Saturday!  May 17 (2:30pm-4:00pm):   “Getting Service Ready: Fitness Boot Camp with Coach G” Serve DC presents “Getting Service Ready:  Fitness Boot Camp with Coach G” with the Thurgood Marshall Center Trust as an event sponsor.  As we all get older maintaining a good work and personal life balance becomes harder and harder.  Even a tougher feat can be maintaining a healthy fit lifestyle.  Through this two part workshop we will began with a 50 minute body weight exercise class to teach you how to keep your body in ultimate condition whether you have the use of a gym facility and equipment or not.  In the second part we will gather together in a round table to discuss steps towards maintaining a healthy lifestyle.  This talk will include fitness tips, healthy nutrition, weight loss, organizational skills and a Q & A with Coach G to answer your questions.  Don't miss out on this rare opportunity to address your holistic health and grow as a person.  This monthly series will take place the third Saturday of the month (training dates:  6/21/14, 9/20/14, 10/18/14, 11/15/14, and 12/20/14).  Registration is required and this session is for current AmeriCorps members.  For May 17, 2014 registration, please click here.  Please contact or 202-727-7925 with questions.   


  • May 28, 2014 AmeriCorps Development Series:  Professional Writing:  The purpose of this 90 minute, facilitator-led writing workshop is to prepare AmeriCorps Members for the various types of writing situations they will encounter in the professional workplace. These include basic emails/memos, letters, and resumes. With a specific emphasis on content preparation and revision, AmeriCorps members will learn how to develop effective written communication strategies for reaching specific audiences.  Registration is required here.  Please contact Kristen Henry at if you have additional questions. 

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