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The Office of Research and Evaluation's April Evidence and Impact Webinar celebrating the power of service and the AmeriCorps’ evidence story. 

Date and Time: Thursday, Apr. 4, 3 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. EST


Fostering civic engagement is central to AmeriCorps’ mission. But how can data about national service and volunteerism help us understand the broader context of civic engagement in America? This webinar featured case studies of three AmeriCorps evidence-building efforts that generate actionable insights for national service programs, nonprofits, policymakers, and the public: 1) an analysis of motivations to serve among AmeriCorps members, 2) an analysis of civic engagement among AmeriCorps members, and 3) an index that allows Virginians to benchmark their community engagement at the local, state, and national level. Taken together, these cases highlight how bringing together data on the big picture with experiences on the ground can paint a more holistic picture of civic engagement in America.

Webinar Objective

Our audience learned:

  1. How AmeriCorps leverages data for policy and practice insight, and
  2. Highlight AmeriCorps data application and use by partners in the field. 


  • Mary Hyde, Ph.D., Director, Office of Research and Evaluation, AmeriCorps
  • Laura Hanson Schlachter, Ph.D., Survey Statistician, Office of Research and Evaluation, AmeriCorps
  • Barry Goodstadt, Ph.D., Research Analyst, Office of Research and Evaluation, AmeriCorps
  • Shane Dermanjian, MPP, Research Analyst, Office of Research and Evaluation, AmeriCorps
  • Analise Gammel, MSW, Statewide Engagement Officer, Serve Virginia
  • Reflection: Kathy Spangler, Director, Serve Virginia




Webinar Date

April 4, 2024 - 3:00 PM (Eastern Time Zone)