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  • The BIG DIG Inspires Community Pride

    In 2011, over 600 volunteers beautified 80 sites in one day and due to their efforts, Jersey City is an honoree for the Make A Difference Day city awards.

  • Expanding Opportunity through Active Volunteering

    The Department of Labor recognizes that active volunteering can help expand opportunity for unemployed individuals by enabling them to develop and maintain skills, expand their professional networks, and enhance their resumes while helping in their community.

  • Helping Youth at Home and Abroad

    Neha Gupta, a 15-year-old from Pennsylvania who built a library for underprivileged youth, is a national honoree for the Make A Difference Day awards

  • The Benefits of Civic Engagement for Tomorrow's Leaders

    Christopher Gergen discusses the positive impacts of volunteering on individuals and society as a whole.

  • Celebrating America's Greatest Asset: Our Volunteers

    Wendy Spencer, CEO of the Corporation for National and Community Service, kicks off National Volunteer Week, a time to recognize the extraordinary benefits of service to individuals, communities, and our nation.

  • PG&E Partners with Fresno Community to Create Summer Jobs for Youth

    In support of Summer Jobs+, Pacific Gas & Electric Company (PG&E) will partner with the Boys and Girls Clubs of Fresno County to provide summer employment opportunities for underserved youth from Central Fresno.

  • Gulf War Veteran Serves Again Through AmeriCorps

    After serving during the Gulf War, working as an AmeriCorps member offerd Todd Schnittke the unique opportunity to serve others in his community—especially active duty personnel and veterans—while earning the money he needed to attend college.

  • Taking the Path from Prison to Service with AmeriCorps

    AmeriCorps provided the support Ely Flores needed to lead a life of success and integrity after spending four years in and out of prison.

  • AmeriCorps: Developing the Next Generation of Public Servants

    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.

  • AmeriCorps Alum Focuses on Helping Parents

    Rhonda Ulmer, an AmeriCorps alum, created University for Parents to provide parents with the family education and mentoring needed to improve student success.