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Study Finds AmeriCorps Alums More Likely to Volunteer, Go Into Public Service Careers

Thursday, May 17, 2007  
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New Study Finds AmeriCorps Benefits Those Who Serve By Creating Skilled, Dedicated Civic Leaders
As AmeriCorps reaches the 500,000 member mark and Congress and governors salute the program for its positive impacts on communities, a new study shows that AmeriCorps also provides a range of benefits to those who serve -- including career and leadership skills and a lasting commitment to service and civic involvement.
The "AmeriCorps: Changing Lives, Changing America" report released today shows that 90 percent of AmeriCorps alumni reported having acquired leadership, communications, teamwork, time-management, and decision-making skills during their service. It also found that AmeriCorps alumni volunteer more, are ....
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