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AmeriCorps’ Birthday is White House Photo of the Day
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"They’ve touched millions of lives. They’ve helped America become stronger." —President Obama celebrating the 20th anniversary of AmeriCorps by highlighting the promise of its members

We end the day with the White House photo of the day. We celebrated at the White House and all across the country! We have compiled a ton of #AmeriCorps20 photos on our website. Come relive the AmeriCorps 20th birthday at americorps.gov.

AmeriCorps’ Birthday is White House Photo of the Day

whitehouse:

"They’ve touched millions of lives. They’ve helped America become stronger." —President Obama celebrating the 20th anniversary of AmeriCorps by highlighting the promise of its members

We end the day with the White House photo of the day. We celebrated at the White House and all across the country! We have compiled a ton of #AmeriCorps20 photos on our website. Come relive the AmeriCorps 20th birthday at americorps.gov.

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How AmeriCorps Gets Things Done
In the last 20 years, more than 900,000 AmeriCorps members have been improving the lives of millions. From preparing the workforce to mobilizing volunteers; check out this awesome infographic to see How AmeriCorps Gets Things Done. To learn more visit AmeriCorps.gov.

How AmeriCorps Gets Things Done

In the last 20 years, more than 900,000 AmeriCorps members have been improving the lives of millions. From preparing the workforce to mobilizing volunteers; check out this awesome infographic to see How AmeriCorps Gets Things Done. To learn more visit AmeriCorps.gov.

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Presidents Bill Clinton, George W. Bush, and George H.W. Bush to Join President Obama to Commemorate AmeriCorps 20th Anniversary
President Clinton will join President Obama in delivering remarks to hundreds of AmeriCorps members on the South Lawn of the White House, and will appear by video at pledge ceremonies around the country.  President George H.W. Bush will participate in an AmeriCorps pledge ceremony at his home in Kennebunkport, Maine.  President George W. Bush and Laura Bush filmed a video that will be shown at pledge ceremonies around the country.
Read our press release here -> http://go.usa.gov/Vr7j

Presidents Bill Clinton, George W. Bush, and George H.W. Bush to Join President Obama to Commemorate AmeriCorps 20th Anniversary

President Clinton will join President Obama in delivering remarks to hundreds of AmeriCorps members on the South Lawn of the White House, and will appear by video at pledge ceremonies around the country.  President George H.W. Bush will participate in an AmeriCorps pledge ceremony at his home in Kennebunkport, Maine.  President George W. Bush and Laura Bush filmed a video that will be shown at pledge ceremonies around the country.

Read our press release here -> http://go.usa.gov/Vr7j

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Last month, as part of the AmeriCorps 20th anniversary, we highlighted the many ways AmeriCorps helps the earth.  Building on a long tradition of conservation service, today’s AmeriCorps is focused on 21st century environmental challenges.  Whether improving parks and public lands, restoring waterways, or teaching conservation, AmeriCorps members make a positive and lasting impact on our environment.   As they improve the environment, they also advance economic opportunity – by reducing energy costs, promoting renewable energy, and training young people and veterans for the green jobs of the future.  Learn more about AmeriCorps’ positive impact on the environment by reviewing our 20 Ways AmeriCorps Helps the Earth blog series.

Last month, as part of the AmeriCorps 20th anniversary, we highlighted the many ways AmeriCorps helps the earth.  Building on a long tradition of conservation service, today’s AmeriCorps is focused on 21st century environmental challenges.  Whether improving parks and public lands, restoring waterways, or teaching conservation, AmeriCorps members make a positive and lasting impact on our environment.   As they improve the environment, they also advance economic opportunity – by reducing energy costs, promoting renewable energy, and training young people and veterans for the green jobs of the future.  Learn more about AmeriCorps’ positive impact on the environment by reviewing our 20 Ways AmeriCorps Helps the Earth blog series.

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The Detroit Youth Energy Squad AmeriCorps Program empowers young people and volunteers to make homes, schools, and neighborhoods more sustainable. AmeriCorps members have provided intensive environmental leadership training for more than 250 high school students, engaged 535 K-8 students in hands-on energy-saving projects, and provided energy education and weatherization to more than 3,000 low-income Detroit households.  In addition, 18 full-time AmeriCorps members serve in 63 Detroit Public Schools operating the Go Green Challenge, which aims to improve student academic achievement, reduce utility costs, and benefit parents and community members.  AmeriCorps members and student crews have completed 127 projects and saved Detroit Public Schools $395,000 in utility costs. 

The Detroit Youth Energy Squad AmeriCorps Program empowers young people and volunteers to make homes, schools, and neighborhoods more sustainable. AmeriCorps members have provided intensive environmental leadership training for more than 250 high school students, engaged 535 K-8 students in hands-on energy-saving projects, and provided energy education and weatherization to more than 3,000 low-income Detroit households.  In addition, 18 full-time AmeriCorps members serve in 63 Detroit Public Schools operating the Go Green Challenge, which aims to improve student academic achievement, reduce utility costs, and benefit parents and community members.  AmeriCorps members and student crews have completed 127 projects and saved Detroit Public Schools $395,000 in utility costs. 

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Anton Muller, a GRID Alternatives AmeriCorps member, helps a team of volunteers install a solar electric system for a low-income homeowner in California. GRID Alternatives is the country’s largest nonprofit solar installer, and has scaled from a local to a national organization with support from AmeriCorps and AmeriCorps VISTA. GRID has installed solar for over 4,200 low-income families while providing over 16,000 people with hands-on training and job experience in the growing solar industry.

Anton Muller, a GRID Alternatives AmeriCorps member, helps a team of volunteers install a solar electric system for a low-income homeowner in California. GRID Alternatives is the country’s largest nonprofit solar installer, and has scaled from a local to a national organization with support from AmeriCorps and AmeriCorps VISTA. GRID has installed solar for over 4,200 low-income families while providing over 16,000 people with hands-on training and job experience in the growing solar industry.

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AmeriCorps NCCC members construct a 600-foot fence to improve visitor safety and access at Coolidge State Park in Vermont.  The team used construction techniques similar to those used by the Civilian Conservation Corps in the 1930s.   Across the country, AmeriCorps members construct and repair park buildings on federal, state, and local lands, making parks more accessible and enjoyable.  Outdoor recreation increases American’s connection to nature, promotes health, and stimulates economic activity in rural areas.

AmeriCorps NCCC members construct a 600-foot fence to improve visitor safety and access at Coolidge State Park in Vermont.  The team used construction techniques similar to those used by the Civilian Conservation Corps in the 1930s.   Across the country, AmeriCorps members construct and repair park buildings on federal, state, and local lands, making parks more accessible and enjoyable.  Outdoor recreation increases American’s connection to nature, promotes health, and stimulates economic activity in rural areas.

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AmeriCorps NCCC team members build a Habitat for Humanity house in Bay St. Louis, MS. Begun in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, Habitat for Humanity Bay-Waveland has engaged hundreds of AmeriCorps members and 5,000 volunteers to build more than 155 homes.  The affiliate has emphasized green construction, building the first house in Mississippi to receive a LEED Platinum green building certification, the highest level conferred by the U.S. Green Building Council.  One of Bay-Waveland Habitat’s houses was awarded the 2011 Green Affordable Project of the Year by the National Association of Home Builders.  AmeriCorps members serving with Habitat for Humanity, YouthBuild, and other organizations are helping build sustainable homes that conserve resources and reduce energy costs for homeowners.  

AmeriCorps NCCC team members build a Habitat for Humanity house in Bay St. Louis, MS. Begun in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, Habitat for Humanity Bay-Waveland has engaged hundreds of AmeriCorps members and 5,000 volunteers to build more than 155 homes.  The affiliate has emphasized green construction, building the first house in Mississippi to receive a LEED Platinum green building certification, the highest level conferred by the U.S. Green Building Council.  One of Bay-Waveland Habitat’s houses was awarded the 2011 Green Affordable Project of the Year by the National Association of Home Builders.  AmeriCorps members serving with Habitat for Humanity, YouthBuild, and other organizations are helping build sustainable homes that conserve resources and reduce energy costs for homeowners.  

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AmeriCorps members serving with Green City Force paint “cool roofs” on a New York City high-rise. By reflecting sunlight instead of absorbing it, cool roofs lower a building’s temperature and reduce the amount of energy needed to cool the building, thus reducing greenhouse gas emissions.  AmeriCorps members with Green City Force carry out other projects to improve energy efficiency in New York City while receiving training and experience that leads to green jobs. 

AmeriCorps members serving with Green City Force paint “cool roofs” on a New York City high-rise. By reflecting sunlight instead of absorbing it, cool roofs lower a building’s temperature and reduce the amount of energy needed to cool the building, thus reducing greenhouse gas emissions.  AmeriCorps members with Green City Force carry out other projects to improve energy efficiency in New York City while receiving training and experience that leads to green jobs. 

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Brandon Gibbs, a Green Iowa AmeriCorps member, caulks the edges of a window frame in a home he is weatherizing in Dubuque, Iowa. Green Iowa AmeriCorps members help make Iowans more energy efficient through low impact home weatherization, energy education, and community outreach.  In 2011, Green Iowa AmeriCorps members weatherized 365 homes, offered energy efficiency advice to 23,000 households, and recruited 7,400 community volunteers.  
Photo by Jeremy Portje, Telegraph Herald

Brandon Gibbs, a Green Iowa AmeriCorps member, caulks the edges of a window frame in a home he is weatherizing in Dubuque, Iowa. Green Iowa AmeriCorps members help make Iowans more energy efficient through low impact home weatherization, energy education, and community outreach.  In 2011, Green Iowa AmeriCorps members weatherized 365 homes, offered energy efficiency advice to 23,000 households, and recruited 7,400 community volunteers. 

Photo by Jeremy Portje, Telegraph Herald

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Are You Ready to #GetThingsDone?

In 1994, AmeriCorps started helping communities across America. Twenty years later, more than 830,000 people have served more than one billion hours to strengthen the nation.

Five years ago, the Edward M. Kennedy Serve America Act made it possible for even more Americans to get things done.

Now it’s your turn.

Do you want to help a kid succeed in school? Or protect a national forest? Or help a family rebuild their home after a devastating disaster?

When you join AmeriCorps, you use your energy, ideals, and talents to help others. Plus, you’ll earn money for education, learn to be a leader, and gain real job skills.

Share our brand-new PSA on Facebook, RT from Twitter and like on Instagram with your friends, family, and anyone else who is ready to #GetThingsDone.

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