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6 Ways AmeriCorps Increases College Access and Affordability

By Sandy Scott

An AmeriCorps member serving as a college coach.

Higher education is the single-most important investment that Americans can make in their future, increasing their potential earnings and lowering their risk of unemployment.

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Maybe you’ve just started to pursue a higher education. Maybe you’ve spent your adult life paying off debt from school. Either way, you’ve probably got questions about why college costs so much, what can be done about it, and if it’s even worth doing in the first place.
You should ask those questions to the President of the United States.
On Tuesday, June 10, our Founder/CEO, David, will head down to Washington to host a live conversation about education with President Obama. David will ask your questions. The President will answer them, out of his mouth, in front of the world.
(The White House will also be picking out a few question-askers to join us in person. If having the President’s ear isn’t enough, maybe standing on his carpet is.)
Submit your questions by midnight on Sunday, June 8. Then tune in to the White House Tumblr on Tuesday, June 10. See you in DC!

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Maybe you’ve just started to pursue a higher education. Maybe you’ve spent your adult life paying off debt from school. Either way, you’ve probably got questions about why college costs so much, what can be done about it, and if it’s even worth doing in the first place.

You should ask those questions to the President of the United States.

On Tuesday, June 10, our Founder/CEO, David, will head down to Washington to host a live conversation about education with President Obama. David will ask your questions. The President will answer them, out of his mouth, in front of the world.

(The White House will also be picking out a few question-askers to join us in person. If having the President’s ear isn’t enough, maybe standing on his carpet is.)

Submit your questions by midnight on Sunday, June 8. Then tune in to the White House Tumblr on Tuesday, June 10. See you in DC!

(via whitehouse)

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Service & Gratitude: Scenes from the Oso, WA, mudslide recovery

President Obama visited Oso, WA, on Tuesday to survey the damage from the late March mudslide that devastated the community. In the audience were several of the national service members from the Washington Conservation Corps (WCC) and FEMA Corps branch of AmeriCorps NCCC who are serving in the recovery effort. 

As of mid-April, Washington state deployed 45 WCC AmeriCorps members and nine staff members to assist with resource delivery and base camp operations. FEMA deployed 42 FEMA Corps members to support administrative operations. In addition, the American Red Cross deployed four AmeriCorps members. .

"Anything and everything we can do to boost morale, we gotta do it," said AmeriCorps crew leader Brian Frankowski in a Seattle Post-Intelligencer story about the Presidential visit.

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