Posted by Bizunesh Scott on March 14, 2012 at 3:17 PM
For Bizunesh Scott, Special Assistant to the President for Presidential Personnel, the AmeriCorps program offered hope in a time of economic and personal struggle and prepared her for leadership through a full-time nonprofit apprenticeship and rigorous leadership training.
Posted by Jonathan Greenblatt on March 12, 2012 at 4:02 PM
Since its founding, more than 706,000 men and women have joined AmeriCorps and pledged to “get things done for America.” The selfless and caring citizens that join AmeriCorps confirm the adage that tomorrow can be better than today if we each extend a helping hand to our neighbors.
Posted by Marta Urquilla on June 16, 2011 at 1:01 PM
Marta Urquilla, Senior Policy Advisor to the White House Office of Social Innovation and Civic Participation, reflects on this week's Champions of Change and the extraordinary impact they are having in communities, in schools, and in the workplace.
Dr. Jill Biden and Secretary Arne Duncan congratulated 120 community colleges that – due to exceptional student outcomes – were selected by the Aspen Institute to compete for the inaugural $1 million Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence.
Divya Kumaraiah, Policy Assistant to the White House Office of Social Innovation and Civic Participation, shares the story of an innovative community organization in Sommerville, MA that is greening the community by education and engaging youth.