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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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Watch President Obama and David Karp, CEO of Tumblr discuss education, student loans and STEM is the first ever Q&A. We hope you enjoy it as much as we did.

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President Obama is answering your questions on education and college affordability in his first-ever Tumblr Q&A today.

Tune in right here at 4 p.m. ET, and make sure to follow us @whitehouse.

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How YouthBuild AmeriCorps Transforms Homes and the Lives of Opportunity Youth
We found two great stories that highlight the YouthBuild program and how it is providing hope to opportunity youth in St. Louis and Los Angeles. (YouthBuild is a grantee of the Corporation for National and Community Service.)
In YouthBuild AmeriCorps programs, low-income young people ages 16 to 24 work full-time for 6 to 24 months toward their GEDs or high school diplomas while learning job skills by building affordable housing in their communities. Their service often transforms the lives of the members participating, helping them learn new skills and giving them hope for a brighter future. At the end of their term, they are placed in college, jobs, or both; and they become eligible for a Segal AmeriCorps Education Award to help them continue their education. 
Read the article about St. Louis YouthBuild
Read the Huffington Post blog about R.U.T.H. YouthBuild in Los Angeles

How YouthBuild AmeriCorps Transforms Homes and the Lives of Opportunity Youth

We found two great stories that highlight the YouthBuild program and how it is providing hope to opportunity youth in St. Louis and Los Angeles. (YouthBuild is a grantee of the Corporation for National and Community Service.)

In YouthBuild AmeriCorps programs, low-income young people ages 16 to 24 work full-time for 6 to 24 months toward their GEDs or high school diplomas while learning job skills by building affordable housing in their communities. Their service often transforms the lives of the members participating, helping them learn new skills and giving them hope for a brighter future. At the end of their term, they are placed in college, jobs, or both; and they become eligible for a Segal AmeriCorps Education Award to help them continue their education. 

Read the article about St. Louis YouthBuild

Read the Huffington Post blog about R.U.T.H. YouthBuild in Los Angeles

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