A Message From Our President & CEO: National Service Brings Out Our Best

 

To echo the words of Barbara Stewart, CEO of AmeriCorps, “Service to others is at the heart of who we are as Americans. A sense of shared responsibility is woven into the fabric of our nation.”

Today, September 29, The Corps Network joins the national service community in celebrating the launch of new branding for AmeriCorps.

Founded in 1985, The Corps Network saw the creation of AmeriCorps in the early 1990s. The Corps Network and many Service and Conservation Corps across the country have been proud AmeriCorps grantees for decades. We understand the power of national service to unite people for the common purpose of making our country stronger.

We often hear people remark that AmeriCorps members, like those enrolled at Service and Conservation Corps, are one of “the best kept secrets” in our country. As America confronts a public health crisis, record-breaking natural disasters, and increased food insecurity, AmeriCorps cannot remain a “secret.” Right now, there are thousands of AmeriCorps members and AmeriCorps Seniors volunteers across the country addressing these challenges and other issues our communities face. AmeriCorps members will continue these critical service activities under the new branding; we hope what will change is that more people will be aware of AmeriCorps and its impact.

The Corps Network is proud that Service and Conservation Corps annually enroll thousands of the more than 270,000 AmeriCorps members and AmeriCorps Seniors volunteers. We look forward to this new chapter in the history of national service.