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MARCH 2013 Newsletter
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March 2013  

In This Issue
1. I Serve Video Contest 2. AmeriCorps Week 2013
3. Member Benefits Specials
4. Conference on Volunteering & Service


This month's ONE THING is to share why you served in the first ever "I Served Because..." Video Contest, launched by AmeriCorps Alums in partnership with the Save Service in America Coalition, a campaign led by Voices for National Service and ServiceNation. Watch our video below to learn more about the "I Serve Because..." Video Contest and how you can submit your story:

There’s something powerful in hearing the AmeriCorps story from the individuals who have served. It is an important time for AmeriCorps Alums to raise our voices, as decision makers in Washington make crucial decisions that could impact the future of national service. The key to the success of saving national service will be for alumni of AmeriCorps and its supporters to make our stories both seen and heard!

Tell us why you serve. Submit your video to the "I Serve Because…” Video Contest.

In Service,

Ben Duda
Executive Director
AmeriCorps Alums

AmeriCorps Week 2013 Recap - Made in AmeriCorps


Thank you for making AmeriCorps Week 2013 a success and showing the country how you are "Made In AmeriCorps." Alums participated in the campaign both on and offline to show their pride for AmeriCorps, serve alongside current members in their local communities, and learn about professional development resources for their life after AmeriCorps.

What were your favorite moments from AmeriCorps Week 2013? Share with us on Facebook.

Member Benefits Specials


Don't miss out on these specials from our AmeriCorps Alums Member Benefits partners!

Quicken Loans - For this month, Alums will receive a FREE appraisal credit at closing! Click here to learn more about the benefit and the free educational resources on the home refinancing and buying process provided by Quicken Loans.

One Economy - April 15th is Tax Day and it is not too late to take advantage of the free tax filing benefit for AmeriCorps Alums. If you made under $57,000 in 2012, click here to file your federal and state income taxes securely online for free.

Join Us at the 2013 Conference on Volunteering & Service

Convened by Points of Light, the Conference on Volunteering and Service is the world’s premier event for nonprofit, government, corporate, education and faith-based organizations.

This year’s Conference, sponsored by Chase, will be held in Washington, D.C., June 19 – 22, 2013. During the Conference, we’ll explore the power of service to unite, and the values we share as citizens that are more powerful than the issues that divide us. This Conference will be about the power of service to bridge differences and bring people together to do what people the world over do best – help one another.

Alums can save $150 on a discounted registration rate for the Conference through volunteering. Learn more and register today.

Link & Announcements

  • A Daily Point of Light embraces the challenge of tackling a community need through volunteer service. Nominate a local hero today
  • Nominate an outstanding individual or program for the 2013 ASC Innovation and Leadership Awards by April 1st
  • Mayors across the country will participate in the first-ever Mayors Day of Recognition for National Service on April 9th
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