Apr 6, 2018

National Volunteer Week: April 15-21

National Volunteer Week is an opportunity to celebrate the impact of volunteer service and the power of volunteers to come together to tackle tough challenges, and build stronger, more resilient communities.

Volunteer in Your Community: Celebrate service by making a difference in your own community during National Volunteer Week!

Learn more at Points of Light:  https://ww2.pointsoflight.org/nvw

Mar 26, 2018

National Service Recognition Day: April 3


On National Service Recognition Day, thousands of local leaders honor AmeriCorps members and Senior Corps volunteers by participating in recognition events, issuing official proclamations, and taking to social media in a nationwide show of appreciation. The sixth-annual National Service Recognition Day will take place on Tuesday, April 3, 2018. This initiative is led by the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), the National League of Cities, the National Association of Counties, and Cities of Service.

Find out more over at CNCS:
https://www.nationalservice.gov/special-initiatives/Recognitionday

Mar 22, 2018

Federal Budget: Omnibus Bill Includes Increased Funding for National Service Programs


The agreement between the House and Senate on a Fiscal Year 2018 omnibus spending package includes $1.06 billion for the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), the federal agency that administers national service programs including AmeriCorps and Senior Corps. The FY 18 budget represents an increase of $34 million for CNCS from FY 17, including an increase of $29 million for AmeriCorps.

Read more over at Voices for National Service!

Mar 18, 2018

AmeriCorps Alums is now part of Service Year Alliance!


In an effort to boost the service year field and advance shared missions, Service Year Alliance officially acquired AmeriCorps Alums in March of 2018. Service Year Alliance is an organization dedicated to making a year of service a common expectation and opportunity for all young Americans. Register to stay involved.

Mar 11, 2018

Spring Clothing Swap!


This event is free and open to everyone!


Donations will be accepted to help AmeriCorps Alums Connecticut get things done in our state: $5 suggested, but no one will be turned away. Join us!

Bring clothes you no longer want ... and look through clothes that others bring to swap! It's a great way to be green by recycling clothes just hanging in your closet or stuffed in your drawers. Any clothes left over will be donated to a local organization.

We're also looking for volunteers to help us out at the event:
  • 8:45a - 10:00a: Set-up & Sorting
  • 10:00a - 1:00p: Assistance during Swap (greeting, sorting, etc)
  • 1:00p - 2:00p: Clean-up & Bagging
Email americorpsalumsct@gmail.com if you're interested in helping out!

AmeriCorps Alums CT Spring 2018 Clothing Swap

Saturday, March 17, 10a - 1p
New Haven: Dwight Hall at Yale | Center for Public Service and Social Justice