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  • Serving the United States Through AmeriCorps


  • Bright Futures for All Children

    Deirdre Pierce helped advocate for the total renovation of her neighborhood high school, including a new Career and Technology wing and an auditorium. The success of her efforts resulted in the local school board allocating funds for all high schools to have the same.


  • Engaging the Midwest AAPI Community

    The White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders convened for a Midwest Regional Action Summit at The Ohio State University, bringing together 300 community leaders and federal agency representatives in a day-long convening to exchange ideas.


  • Better Building Federal Award Underway

    The nomination period for the 2013 Better Building Federal Award (BBFA) is now open. This contest builds on the Federal Government’s goal to reduce energy intensity – or energy consumed per square foot – by 30 percent by 2015 through encouraging, recognizing, and rewarding Federal agencies that achieve the greatest annual savings in energy intensity.


  • Being an Impact Player

    A 30-year public transportation veteran, Beverly Scott is a past chair of the American Public Transportation Association (APTA) and nationally recognized for her extraordinary leadership and advocacy in advancing increased investment in quality public transportation choices – and the workforce responsible for making it all happen. During the height of the economic downturn, Scott and her volunteer team painted red X’s on MARTA buses and trains to help the general public, state and regional leaders understand the devastating impact that 25-30% transit service cuts would have on the region’s economy, employers, and – most directly on people’s daily lives – the thousands of daily transit riders without other options. It helped and resulted in a historic demonstration of support from the Atlanta Regional Commission – comprised of elected officials and policymakers across the greater Atlanta region.


  • Hanging Out and Talking Mortgage Refinance with HUD Secretary Donovan and Zillow

    Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Shaun Donovan joined four homeowners from around the country for a Google+ Hangout moderated by real estate marketplace, Zillow, Inc. to discuss home mortgage refinancing.


  • Shining a Light Through the Tunnel of Homelessness

    The journey through homelessness is never easy, especially for a child. Unfortunately, schools, housing agencies, and homeless service providers have historically referred families back and forth for resources but rarely worked hand-in-hand to meet the particular needs of school-age children. That's why programs like Project Community Connections are working to provide hope for those suffering from homelessness.


  • A Continuum of Services that Inspires Youth

    Larkin Street began as a small, volunteer-run drop-in center and modest street outreach program aimed to give homeless kids on San Francisco’s streets a safe refuge and over time has grown to offer the full spectrum of care that disconnected youth need to be safe, healthy, and build the skills for self-sufficiency.


  • “No” Can Be a Good Thing

    Terri Turner works to manage the natural and man-made threats and hazards that plague our local communities, and lessening the costs and misery caused by flooding and other natural disaster events.


  • Advanced Vehicles: Advancing Our Communities

    A member of the City of Atlanta's Office of Sustainability discusses the importance of developing advanced vehicles that reduce our country's dependence on foreign oil, and grow jobs in our communities.


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