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by Tess Hetzel

AmeriCorps Helps Clean Flooded Homes
Minot Daily News (ND), August 6, 2012
Members of the AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps team are working with the Lutheran Disaster Response in Minot to help clean homes that were affected by the devastating Souris River flood. Read more >>

Pro-Bono Volunteering Provides a Competitive Corporate Advantage
HR.com, August 4, 2012
I'm a big fan of A Billion + Change, a national campaign designed to encourage an ethic of corporate volunteerism in every industry in the country. Read more >>

Unleashing America's Talent
Huffington Post, August 9, 2012
For a small stipend and a modest education award to help with college debt, AmeriCorps members receive extensive on-the-job training and the chance to explore careers they might not have previously considered while they are transforming the lives of the people and communities they serve. Read more >>

National Service Watchdog Focused on Restoring Budget, Preventing Waste
Youth Today, August 6, 2012
People who know Deborah Jeffrey, the newly confirmed Inspector General at the Corporation for National and Community Service, call her a problem-solver. Read more >>

Getting ‘Green' Things Done For America
Free Weekly, August 9, 2012
These projects may not have been possible without this program, said Melissa Terry, communities coordinator for the National Center for Applied Sustainability — the founding organization of Energy Corps, which falls under the national AmeriCorps program. Read more >>

Senior Volunteers: Making Their Mark
Ladue News (MO), August 9, 2012
According to the 2011 Volunteering in America report by the Corporation for National & Community Service, 37.6 percent of St. Louisans ages 65 to 74 volunteer. Read more >>

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