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A place for AmeriCorps members and alumni to come together around national service, volunteerism, and getting things done to make our planet a better place.

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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 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 pdxalums.eventbrite.com 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 https://thesca.adobeconnect.com/e5pa57xuj9i/event/event_info.html.

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 greg@americorpsalums.org.

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.

Comment by Sofia Angelo on September 19, 2014 at 11:55am

All across the country last week, AmeriCorps members and alumni, elected officials, and friends of the national service family celebrated the 20th anniversary of AmeriCorps.

In Washington, DC, President Obama, President Clinton, and CEO Wendy Spencer welcomed hundreds of AmeriCorps members to the South Lawn at the White House. President George H.W. Bush participated in an AmeriCorps pledge ceremony at his home in Kennebunkport, Maine.  President George W. Bush and Laura Bush filmed a video that was shown at pledge ceremonies around the country.   We are so proud of the thousands of incoming AmeriCorps members who pledged to get things done for America.

In case you missed it -- watch the White House celebration here.

Comment by Sofia Angelo on September 12, 2014 at 7:54am

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.

 
 
 

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