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AmeriCorps Cape Cod members Victoria Brisson and Adam Hansen help move oysters to the Little River in Mashpee, where the oysters will be able to grow freely. Shellfish such as these are vital to maintaining clean waterways on Cape Cod, which improves water quality for residents in the town by reducing nitrogen levels. In addition to shellfish propagation projects, AmeriCorps is helping conduct the first multi-year shellfish population survey on Cape Cod, in the town of Chatham.

AmeriCorps Cape Cod members Victoria Brisson and Adam Hansen help move oysters to the Little River in Mashpee, where the oysters will be able to grow freely. Shellfish such as these are vital to maintaining clean waterways on Cape Cod, which improves water quality for residents in the town by reducing nitrogen levels. In addition to shellfish propagation projects, AmeriCorps is helping conduct the first multi-year shellfish population survey on Cape Cod, in the town of Chatham.

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AmeriCorps NCCC member Zachary Joyce and TL Ryan Drysdale plant a palm tree into a desert garden at the Salton Sea State Recreation Area in Imperial, California. Last year AmeriCorps NCCC members planted more than 329,000 new trees across the country.

AmeriCorps NCCC member Zachary Joyce and TL Ryan Drysdale plant a palm tree into a desert garden at the Salton Sea State Recreation Area in Imperial, California. Last year AmeriCorps NCCC members planted more than 329,000 new trees across the country.

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Green City Force (GCF) AmeriCorps members Edward Leicht and Evelyn Del Castillo take General Stanley McChrystal on a tour of GCF’s Urban Farm in Red Hook, Brooklyn. Built mainly by AmeriCorps members, this is the first large-scale urban farm on New York City Public Housing Authority property. AmeriCorps members grow crops for Housing Authority residents and use the farm to educate hundreds of children about the food system and healthy eating.

Green City Force (GCF) AmeriCorps members Edward Leicht and Evelyn Del Castillo take General Stanley McChrystal on a tour of GCF’s Urban Farm in Red Hook, Brooklyn. Built mainly by AmeriCorps members, this is the first large-scale urban farm on New York City Public Housing Authority property. AmeriCorps members grow crops for Housing Authority residents and use the farm to educate hundreds of children about the food system and healthy eating.

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Many AmeriCorps programs utilize the unique skill sets of veterans back home for conservation projects. Montana Conservation Corps has enlisted veterans to do fire fuel reduction and mitigation work in the Northern Rockies. Veterans work on clearing dead or diseased trees, thinning understory growth, and removing ‘fuel’ from the forest floor. This kind of service allows veterans to gain experience and training for jobs in the environmental sector. 

Many AmeriCorps programs utilize the unique skill sets of veterans back home for conservation projects. Montana Conservation Corps has enlisted veterans to do fire fuel reduction and mitigation work in the Northern Rockies. Veterans work on clearing dead or diseased trees, thinning understory growth, and removing ‘fuel’ from the forest floor. This kind of service allows veterans to gain experience and training for jobs in the environmental sector. 

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MONUMENTAL Day of Service
AmeriCorps members serve at a MONUMENTAL Day of Service — the culminating event for the National Service Learning Conference and a part of Global Youth Service Day.
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MONUMENTAL Day of Service
AmeriCorps members serve at a MONUMENTAL Day of Service — the culminating event for the National Service Learning Conference and a part of Global Youth Service Day.
Aperture
f/2.4
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MONUMENTAL Day of Service
AmeriCorps members serve at a MONUMENTAL Day of Service — the culminating event for the National Service Learning Conference and a part of Global Youth Service Day.
Aperture
f/2.4
Shutter Speed
1/2088th
ISO
50
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4mm
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iPhone 5
MONUMENTAL Day of Service
AmeriCorps members serve at a MONUMENTAL Day of Service — the culminating event for the National Service Learning Conference and a part of Global Youth Service Day.
Aperture
f/2.4
Shutter Speed
1/1808th
ISO
50
Focal Length
4mm
Camera
iPhone 5
MONUMENTAL Day of Service
AmeriCorps members serve at a MONUMENTAL Day of Service — the culminating event for the National Service Learning Conference and a part of Global Youth Service Day.
Aperture
f/2.4
Shutter Speed
1/2584th
ISO
50
Focal Length
4mm
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iPhone 5
MONUMENTAL Day of Service
AmeriCorps members serve at a MONUMENTAL Day of Service — the culminating event for the National Service Learning Conference and a part of Global Youth Service Day.
Aperture
f/2.4
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1/1466th
ISO
50
Focal Length
4mm
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iPhone 5

MONUMENTAL Day of Service

AmeriCorps members serve at a MONUMENTAL Day of Service — the culminating event for the National Service Learning Conference and a part of Global Youth Service Day.

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AmeriCorps members from KUPU’s Hawaii Youth Conservation Corps help protect and restore unique, native ecosystems throughout the Hawaiian islands from the coasts to the forests. Kupu is predicated on the Hawaiian concept of maka hana ka`ike, “in working one learns.” Kupu in Hawaiian means to “sprout or grow.” Like the kupukupu fern (which is one of the first plants to bring life to the land after a devastating lava flow), Kupu’s heart is to bring life back to the people, the land, and the ocean, while restoring a larger community for tomorrow.

AmeriCorps members from KUPU’s Hawaii Youth Conservation Corps help protect and restore unique, native ecosystems throughout the Hawaiian islands from the coasts to the forests. Kupu is predicated on the Hawaiian concept of maka hana ka`ike, “in working one learns.” Kupu in Hawaiian means to “sprout or grow.” Like the kupukupu fern (which is one of the first plants to bring life to the land after a devastating lava flow), Kupu’s heart is to bring life back to the people, the land, and the ocean, while restoring a larger community for tomorrow.

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Week In Review: 388 Hours and 3,000 Miles
National Volunteer Week is an ideal moment to reflect on the power of citizen engagement — across all age groups and in every corner of the country.
Whether you’re marking Global Youth Service Day or driving hundreds of miles to support others (like this week’s featured Senior Corps volunteer), please accept our thanks, and share the inspiring stories below.
Thanks and have a great weekend.
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Week In Review: 388 Hours and 3,000 Miles
National Volunteer Week is an ideal moment to reflect on the power of citizen engagement — across all age groups and in every corner of the country.
Whether you’re marking Global Youth Service Day or driving hundreds of miles to support others (like this week’s featured Senior Corps volunteer), please accept our thanks, and share the inspiring stories below.
Thanks and have a great weekend.
Week In Review: 388 Hours and 3,000 Miles
National Volunteer Week is an ideal moment to reflect on the power of citizen engagement — across all age groups and in every corner of the country.
Whether you’re marking Global Youth Service Day or driving hundreds of miles to support others (like this week’s featured Senior Corps volunteer), please accept our thanks, and share the inspiring stories below.
Thanks and have a great weekend.
Week In Review: 388 Hours and 3,000 Miles
National Volunteer Week is an ideal moment to reflect on the power of citizen engagement — across all age groups and in every corner of the country.
Whether you’re marking Global Youth Service Day or driving hundreds of miles to support others (like this week’s featured Senior Corps volunteer), please accept our thanks, and share the inspiring stories below.
Thanks and have a great weekend.

Week In Review: 388 Hours and 3,000 Miles

National Volunteer Week is an ideal moment to reflect on the power of citizen engagement — across all age groups and in every corner of the country.

Whether you’re marking Global Youth Service Day or driving hundreds of miles to support others (like this week’s featured Senior Corps volunteer), please accept our thanks, and share the inspiring stories below.

Thanks and have a great weekend.

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As we celebrate Global Youth Service Day, we are reminded of the extraordinary impact young people have on their communities and on their planet.  AmeriCorps furthers this ethic of service and stewardship in young people, both by engaging young adults in conservation service, and by teaching students how to care for the environment.  Last year, AmeriCorps NCCC members taught more than 15,800 people in environmental classes and workshops, and in Manchester, NH, Student Conservation Corps AmeriCorps members have provided environmental education lessons to more than 12,000 public school children since 1994.  

As we celebrate Global Youth Service Day, we are reminded of the extraordinary impact young people have on their communities and on their planet.  AmeriCorps furthers this ethic of service and stewardship in young people, both by engaging young adults in conservation service, and by teaching students how to care for the environment.  Last year, AmeriCorps NCCC members taught more than 15,800 people in environmental classes and workshops, and in Manchester, NH, Student Conservation Corps AmeriCorps members have provided environmental education lessons to more than 12,000 public school children since 1994.  

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