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A Lifetime Of Service

Thank Mayors for Prioritizing Hiring AmeriCorps Alums

Today’s post comes from AmeriCorps Alums Co-Executive Directors, Mary Bruce and Ben Duda. On June 23, 2014, The United States Conference of Mayors unanimously endorsed national service as a “cost-effective strategy to meet city needs”  in the 82nd Annual Meeting in Dallas, Texas. Join us in thanking your Mayors for placing “a priority on hiring AmeriCorps Alumni who have gained valuable skills, including […]

07/09/14 6:44 am

Money Can’t Buy What Service Pays Forward

Today’s guest post comes from Jamiel L. Alexander (YouthBuild AmeriCorps, 2001-2002, and AmeriCorps Supervisor 2002-2004). He currently serves as President of YouthBuild USA’s National Alumni Council and Aspen Institute’s Opportunity Youth Incentive Fund Leadership Council  I was sitting in a Business Management class during this summer semester while my professor was giving a lecture. As […]

07/08/14 6:51 am

The Smile Trek: A 5,000 Mile Journey to Raise Funds for Cleft Surgeries

Today’s guest post comes from Winston Fiore who served in the Marines and AmeriCorps (Marines 2004-2006; AmeriCorps NCCC, 2003) and was originally published as “Why Clefts?” on The Smile Trek website. Winston embarked on a 5,000 mile walk through Southeast Asia in an effort to raise funds for facial-reconstructive surgeries in the developing world. Read […]

07/02/14 8:22 am


A Lifetime Of Service

Thank Mayors for Prioritizing Hiring AmeriCorps Alums

Today’s post comes from AmeriCorps Alums Co-Executive Directors, Mary Bruce and Ben Duda. On June 23, 2014, The United States Conference of Mayors unanimously endorsed national service as a “cost-effective strategy to meet city needs”  in the 82nd Annual Meeting in Dallas, Texas. Join us in thanking your Mayors for placing “a priority on hiring AmeriCorps Alumni who have gained valuable skills, including […]

07/09/14 6:44 am

Money Can’t Buy What Service Pays Forward

Today’s guest post comes from Jamiel L. Alexander (YouthBuild AmeriCorps, 2001-2002, and AmeriCorps Supervisor 2002-2004). He currently serves as President of YouthBuild USA’s National Alumni Council and Aspen Institute’s Opportunity Youth Incentive Fund Leadership Council  I was sitting in a Business Management class during this summer semester while my professor was giving a lecture. As […]

07/08/14 6:51 am

The Smile Trek: A 5,000 Mile Journey to Raise Funds for Cleft Surgeries

Today’s guest post comes from Winston Fiore who served in the Marines and AmeriCorps (Marines 2004-2006; AmeriCorps NCCC, 2003) and was originally published as “Why Clefts?” on The Smile Trek website. Winston embarked on a 5,000 mile walk through Southeast Asia in an effort to raise funds for facial-reconstructive surgeries in the developing world. Read […]

07/02/14 8:22 am

 

A Lifetime Of Service

The Smile Trek: A 5,000 Mile Journey to Raise Funds for Cleft Surgeries

Today’s guest post comes from Winston Fiore who served in the Marines and AmeriCorps (Marines 2004-2006; AmeriCorps NCCC, 2003) and was originally published as “Why Clefts?” on The Smile Trek website. Winston embarked on a 5,000 mile walk through Southeast Asia in an effort to raise funds for facial-reconstructive surgeries in the developing world. Read […]

07/02/14 8:22 am

Want to Affect Global Change? First, Meet Your Neighbors

Today’s guest post comes from Crystal Vitagliano, an AmeriCorps and Peace Corps Alum,  who works in international development. This blog is the first in our International Career Series sponsored by IPSL that profiles leading alumni of AmeriCorps working in international and intercultural careers.  Imagine your first day of work in your international career. Picture waking up […]

06/30/14 7:27 am

Modern Family—Service Is In Our DNA

Today’s guest post comes from Abby Flottemesch (AmeriCorps VISTA, 2002-2003, and Atlas Corps Fellow, 2008-2009). She currently serves as Chief Development & Engagement Officer for Atlas Corps. The modern family is a term with an evolving definition. It is also the basic unit of our society, whether in the United States, Brazil, China or the world. […]

06/27/14 7:34 am

 

A Lifetime Of Service

Want to Affect Global Change? First, Meet Your Neighbors

Today’s guest post comes from Crystal Vitagliano, an AmeriCorps and Peace Corps Alum,  who works in international development. This blog is the first in our International Career Series sponsored by IPSL that profiles leading alumni of AmeriCorps working in international and intercultural careers.  Imagine your first day of work in your international career. Picture waking up […]

06/30/14 7:27 am

Modern Family—Service Is In Our DNA

Today’s guest post comes from Abby Flottemesch (AmeriCorps VISTA, 2002-2003, and Atlas Corps Fellow, 2008-2009). She currently serves as Chief Development & Engagement Officer for Atlas Corps. The modern family is a term with an evolving definition. It is also the basic unit of our society, whether in the United States, Brazil, China or the world. […]

06/27/14 7:34 am

The Next Step in Your Public Service Journey: The Evergreen State College

Today’s post is sponsored by The Evergreen State College in Olympia, Washington, a progressive, public liberal arts and sciences college. Evergreen waives application fees for all AmeriCorps Alums and offers Alums eligibility for scholarships that equal up to one quarter of resident tuition per year. As an AmeriCorps member, you devoted yourself to serving others. You can take the next step in your […]

06/25/14 11:03 am

 

A Lifetime Of Service

AmeriCorps Alums: Untapped Potential

Today’s post from Ben Duda and Mary Bruce originally ran on the Huffington Post  website on June 5, 2014. Maya spent 1,700 hours serving her country with AmeriCorps. And now, she’s ready to launch a career that will change the world. Or, she’s out of luck, out of work, and about to join the estimated 6.7 […]

06/05/14 11:05 am

National Service Makes National News

National service is building momentum this summer as AmeriCorps’ 20th anniversary approaches. In case you missed them, here’s a roundup of some of the stories and upcoming events spotlighted in the national news recently. Alums Co-Executive Director, Mary Bruce, featured on Huff Post Live Mary Bruce and Zach Maurin, the Executive Director of Service Nation, ask, […]

06/03/14 9:50 am

AmeriCorps Alums and the MPH@GW: From Direct Service to Public Health Leadership

  Today’s post is sponsored by MPH@GW, the online Master of Public Health program from the Milken Institute School of Public Health at the George Washington University. AmeriCorps alumni members who are accepted and enroll in MPH@GW are eligible for a $5,000 academic scholarship. Like many AmeriCorps alumni, Zach Patinkin is passionate about improving the […]

05/29/14 6:49 am

 

A Lifetime Of Service

National Service Makes National News

National service is building momentum this summer as AmeriCorps’ 20th anniversary approaches. In case you missed them, here’s a roundup of some of the stories and upcoming events spotlighted in the national news recently. Alums Co-Executive Director, Mary Bruce, featured on Huff Post Live Mary Bruce and Zach Maurin, the Executive Director of Service Nation, ask, […]

06/03/14 9:50 am

AmeriCorps Alums and the MPH@GW: From Direct Service to Public Health Leadership

  Today’s post is sponsored by MPH@GW, the online Master of Public Health program from the Milken Institute School of Public Health at the George Washington University. AmeriCorps alumni members who are accepted and enroll in MPH@GW are eligible for a $5,000 academic scholarship. Like many AmeriCorps alumni, Zach Patinkin is passionate about improving the […]

05/29/14 6:49 am

Ask the Career Coach: Tips for Writing Cover Letters That Get Ignored (Or Advice You Want to IGNORE if You Want a Job!)

Today’s blog post comes from our “Ask the Career Coach” Column by Denise Riebman (AmeriCorps ’94), Director of Career Development and Alumni Services for the Trachtenberg School of Public Policy and Public Administration at George Washington University. Denise regularly takes questions from our LinkedIn Group and responds in our “Ask the Career Coach” column.  If you have a question […]

05/27/14 1:20 pm

 

A Lifetime Of Service

National Service Makes National News

National service is building momentum this summer as AmeriCorps’ 20th anniversary approaches. In case you missed them, here’s a roundup of some of the stories and upcoming events spotlighted in the national news recently. Alums Co-Executive Director, Mary Bruce, featured on Huff Post Live Mary Bruce and Zach Maurin, the Executive Director of Service Nation, ask, […]

06/03/14 9:50 am

AmeriCorps Alums and the MPH@GW: From Direct Service to Public Health Leadership

  Today’s post is sponsored by MPH@GW, the online Master of Public Health program from the Milken Institute School of Public Health at the George Washington University. AmeriCorps alumni members who are accepted and enroll in MPH@GW are eligible for a $5,000 academic scholarship. Like many AmeriCorps alumni, Zach Patinkin is passionate about improving the […]

05/29/14 6:49 am

Ask the Career Coach: Tips for Writing Cover Letters That Get Ignored (Or Advice You Want to IGNORE if You Want a Job!)

Today’s blog post comes from our “Ask the Career Coach” Column by Denise Riebman (AmeriCorps ’94), Director of Career Development and Alumni Services for the Trachtenberg School of Public Policy and Public Administration at George Washington University. Denise regularly takes questions from our LinkedIn Group and responds in our “Ask the Career Coach” column.  If you have a question […]

05/27/14 1:20 pm

 

A Lifetime Of Service

National Service Makes National News

National service is building momentum this summer as AmeriCorps’ 20th anniversary approaches. In case you missed them, here’s a roundup of some of the stories and upcoming events spotlighted in the national news recently. Alums Co-Executive Director, Mary Bruce, featured on Huff Post Live Mary Bruce and Zach Maurin, the Executive Director of Service Nation, ask, […]

06/03/14 9:50 am

AmeriCorps Alums and the MPH@GW: From Direct Service to Public Health Leadership

  Today’s post is sponsored by MPH@GW, the online Master of Public Health program from the Milken Institute School of Public Health at the George Washington University. AmeriCorps alumni members who are accepted and enroll in MPH@GW are eligible for a $5,000 academic scholarship. Like many AmeriCorps alumni, Zach Patinkin is passionate about improving the […]

05/29/14 6:49 am

Ask the Career Coach: Tips for Writing Cover Letters That Get Ignored (Or Advice You Want to IGNORE if You Want a Job!)

Today’s blog post comes from our “Ask the Career Coach” Column by Denise Riebman (AmeriCorps ’94), Director of Career Development and Alumni Services for the Trachtenberg School of Public Policy and Public Administration at George Washington University. Denise regularly takes questions from our LinkedIn Group and responds in our “Ask the Career Coach” column.  If you have a question […]

05/27/14 1:20 pm

 

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