CDC rolls out plan to boost public health workforce
Sarah Owermohle and Krista Mahr
Politico | April 6, 2022
CDC Director, Rochelle Walensky, announced a tranche of grants aimed at building up the U.S. public health workforce through an initiative called Public Health AmeriCorps. The partnership between the CDC and AmeriCorps will fund up to 5,000 positions over the next five years, bolstering an under-resourced workforce.
WBALTV | August 4, 2022
The second gentleman visited Baltimore to join with AmeriCorps CEO Michael D. Smith, and AmeriCorps members serving with Civic Works in service. Together they planted tree and shrubs to create a community greenspace in southwest Baltimore. Read more on WBALTV.
Chalkbeat | August 2, 2022
Across the country, plans for new tutoring and mentoring programs have sometimes been scaled back, delayed, or scrapped as schools struggled to find the people they needed. The Biden administration is trying to solve that problem with a new initiative called the National Partnership for Student Success. Read more on Chalkbeat.
Rosie Wolf Williams
Next Avenue | July 28, 2022
For community organizations, older Americans provide consistent support and are trusted by members of the community. At the same time, a growing body of research suggests that volunteering adds more years to their lives. Read more on Next Avenue.
Politico | July 22, 2022
Chicago nonprofit leader Leslie Bluhm received U.S. Senate approval to serve on the board of directors of AmeriCorps. Bluhm has been focused on volunteerism for 30 years, having founded and served as president of Chicago Cares. Read more on Politico.