From March 12 -18, AmeriCorps members, AmeriCorps Senior volunteers, alumni, and thousands of organizations united to celebrate their commitment to serve others, as part of the annual AmeriCorps Week celebration, recognized the second full week of March.
The country recognized the more than 200,000 AmeriCorps members and AmeriCorps Seniors volunteers from all walks of life who are currently choosing to turn their determination, compassion, and creativity into practical solutions for neighbors and strangers, alike, all week long. And the millions of AmeriCorps alumni who, because of their start in national service, have left an indelible mark on communities from coast to coast.
Check out some of the AmeriCorps Week celebrations highlights from across the nation:
AmeriCorps Week storms up Ameri-Thanks across the nation
On Monday, March 13, AmeriCorps Week celebrations kicked off with a storm of tweets alongside organizations and the Biden-Harris administration.
US Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona highlighted how AmeriCorps members and AmeriCorps Seniors volunteers are helping students thrive in schools.
Meanwhile, FEMA highlighted AmeriCorps members’ contributions to disaster recovery like Tara who served in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey in Texas.
FEMA (@fema) March 16, 2023
Elected leaders unite for Mayors Day
On Tuesday, March 14, elected leaders were in the spotlight to celebrate Mayors Day where we joined mayors across America from Washington, DC to Milwaukee to San Jose and more, to recognize AmeriCorps members and AmeriCorps Seniors volunteers who chose to make a lasting impact in local communities. Mayors, Governors, and federal elected leaders shared proclamations denoting the week AmeriCorps Week and honored their members, volunteers, and alumni on social media. View the mayoral proclamations in the thread below.
In honor of #MayorsDay, we proudly join mayors across America to recognize the #AmeriCorps members and @AmeriCorpsSr volunteers who make a difference in our cities through #Service. #Mayors, be sure to tag us + #AmeriCorpsWeek in your posts so we can ft. you in this thread. ⬇️ AmeriCorps (@AmeriCorps) March 14, 2023
Current AmeriCorps members and alumni join celebrations
AmeriCorps alumni provided inspiration to current and future national service members by sharing their memorable service stories throughout the week.
Current AmeriCorps members and volunteers provided some behind-the-scenes fun to show how they are celebrating service. From creating a song to a dance, our members showed off their creativity.
AmeriCorps CEO travels coast to coast
AmeriCorps CEO Michael D. Smith joined hundreds of AmeriCorps members and AmeriCorps Seniors volunteers to celebrate AmeriCorps Week in Arizona, Utah, and Georgia.
He kicked off the celebrations in Arizona to visit our older adult volunteers, awarded the President’s Volunteer Service Awards to seven AmeriCorps Seniors volunteers who, together, served tens of thousands of hours to support communities’ students and fellow older adults, and joined Arizona State University’s town hall with Mayor Gallego of Phoenix, Ariz., to discuss how service meets the state’s unique needs.
AmeriCorps CEO also traveled to Utah to present the President’s Volunteer Service Awards to four Provo citizens and AmeriCorps Seniors volunteers who support Provo students and fellow older adults.
AmeriCorps (@AmeriCorps) March 14, 2023
CEO Smith ended his AmeriCorps Week trips in Atlanta, Ga. meeting members serving in AmeriCorps VISTA programs and volunteers serving in the Foster Grandparent Program.
He also joined Rep. Nikema Williams (GA-05) in Atlanta to announce more than $569,000 in AmeriCorps grant funding for three Atlanta-based organizations.
Michael D. Smith (@AmeriCorpsCEO) March 17, 2023
AmeriCorps will continue to unite and make a difference
Though our weeklong celebration of our members and AmeriCorps Seniors volunteers ended, their commitment to make a positive impact across the nation is ongoing. Are you ready to join them?
Make a difference in your community. Choose your future. Choose AmeriCorps.