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by Tess Hetzel

National, Local Leaders Celebrate Service at Ole Miss
Ole Miss News, August 22, 2012
Wendy Spencer, CEO of the Corporation for National and Community Service, met with university and Oxford officials about the accomplishments and contributions of area volunteers. Read more>>

Focus on Frayser to Stop Youth Violence
WREG-TV, August 22, 2012
“I have talked to the mayor about some amazing AmeriCorps organizations I would love to see happen here,” said Wendy Spencer, Chief Executive Officers of the Corporation for National and Community Service. Read more >>

Caring For Others in Bountiful, Utah
NPR, August 23, 2012
We also help seniors and those living with disabilities remain in their own homes as long as possible — by drafting community volunteers to perform minor yet critical home repairs and yard maintenance. It's our Do Unto Others program. Read more >>

Juvenile Court Schools offer second chances
The San Bernardino Sun, August 21, 2012
Jahrell's achievements in the program helped him land a position with the Urban Conservation Corps, through a partnership with AmeriCorps. Read more >>

AmeriCorps Staffs Effort to Help Offenders Rebuild Key Community Ties
The Gazette, August 20, 2012
That success rate brought an offer of three years' funding from state AmeriCorps, the Iowa branch of the federal community service program. AmeriCorps workers are the program's staff. Read more >>

Bess the Book Bus hits the road to spark a love of reading in nation's poorest children
Tampa Bay Times, August 20, 2012
Fain, 26, who volunteered with AmeriCorps before joining the Bess the Book Bus team, talks of kids going through metal detectors at one school while in a wealthy school across town, everybody has an iPad. Read more >>

Program Offers Way for Seniors to Aid Others
Northwest Herald, August 20, 2012
O'Hara, however, isn't paid. She is a volunteer through the Retired & Senior Volunteer Program run through Senior Services Associates. Read more >>

Youth People Take Action to Boost Job Growth
CBS Evening News, August 18, 2012
Segal proposes expanding the existing public service program AmeriCorps. Read more >>

Champions of Change: AmeriCorps Alumni
The White House, August 17, 2012
The White House honors 12 AmeriCorps Alumni as Champions of Change. AmeriCorps is a national service opportunity that has helped more than 775,000 Americans serve more than 1 billion hours since 1994--with more than 88,000 Americans serving this year alone. Read more >>

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