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AmeriCorps Alums Joins Service Year Alliance

Innovative agreement with sector partner Points of Light aimed at boosting service field
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WASHINGTON, March 14, 2018 /3BL Media/ - Today, in an effort to boost the service year field and advance shared missions, Service Year Alliance officially acquired AmeriCorps Alums from Points of Light. AmeriCorps Alums, which had been an enterprise of Points of Light since 2005, is the only national network that connects the more than 1 million alumni of all AmeriCorps programs to resources that support their lifetime of service.

Frontline Families AmeriCorps Member Serves Veterans, Local Community

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Wendy Samples may have been the only Frontline Families AmeriCorps member in the entire state of Mississippi over the last year, but her friend and colleague, Heath Dearman, said she has been the perfect fit for this role.

Points of Light Expresses Deep Concern Over President Trump’s Budget Proposal and the Potential Impact on Volunteering and Service

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ATLANTA, March 16, 2017 /3BL Media/ – Points of Light, the world’s largest organization dedicated to volunteer service, is deeply concerned over President Donald Trump’s budget blueprint and the broad impact the non-defense discretionary program cuts would have on the nonprofit sector’s ability to engage Americans in volunteer service.

Points of Light Announces Seattle as Host City for the 2017 Conference on Volunteering and Service

Workshop proposal period now open
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ATLANTA, September 28, 2016 /3BL Media/ - Points of Light announced today that Seattle will serve as host city for the 2017 Points of Light Conference on Volunteering and Service, which will be held June 19-21, 2017. Points of Light is calling for Conference workshop proposals focused on replicable strategies for engaging volunteers in local problem-solving, capacity building for community organizations, innovative technology for social good, and more.

Rebuilding Together Receives $781,697 National AmeriCorps Grant

Funding will support 87 AmeriCorps members at 28 local Rebuilding Together affiliates across the nation
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WASHINGTON, July 20, 2016 /3BL Media/ – Rebuilding Together has received a $781,697 AmeriCorps grant from the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) to support 87 AmeriCorps members who will provide critical support to our mission of transforming the lives of low-income homeowners by improving the safety and health of their homes and revitalizing their communities. This grant will support AmeriCorps members in 28 cities and 19 states across the country.

Father’s Day Gets Me Thinking About How My Daughter Inherited My Passion for Volunteering

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This post is by Matthew Little, who says his service in AmeriCorps two decades ago shaped not only the way he looks at the world, but who he is as a father. 

Service as a Family Tradition – Four Generations Strong

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This post is by Joyce Yamaato, vice president with Wells Fargo’s Strategic Philanthropy and Partnerships Group. Her service in AmeriCorps led her to pursue a philanthropic career spanning 20 years.  

The Service Year: Unleashing America’s Potential

by Tae Yoo
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This week, I joined Cisco Chairman and CEO John Chambers, along with heads of state, Nobel Prize winners, nonprofit leaders, and influential CEOs for the annual meeting of the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI)– whose mission is to create and implement innovative solutions to the world’s most pressing challenges.

5 Ways We Can Prepare the Next Generation of Workers for Tomorrow's Technology

by Tae Yoo
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Consider this: Many of today’s top jobs didn’t exist 10 years ago — jobs such as app developers, social media managers, and cloud computing administrators.

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