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.
WBRC | March 14, 2022
The AmeriCorps VISTA program at University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) has signed on to be part of a new initiative to address food security in the state, committing a large portion of its volunteers to the cause. Watch on WBRC.
MassLive.com | March 13, 2022
Growing up in the McKnight neighborhood, a young Black man raised by teen parents, Michael D. Smith didn’t have much money or access to opportunities. Smith, appointed by President Joe Biden to lead AmeriCorps, reflected on the lessons he learned at the Boys & Girls Club Family Center on Acorn Street and from his community. Read more on masslive.com.
VWNews | March 11, 2022
Five new AmeriCorps NCCC have been deployed to towns across West Virginia to aid in a variety of local projects including tax preparation, river cleanup, and infrastructure upgrades. Read more on vwnews.com.
iHeart Media | Feb. 11, 2022
Michael D. Smith, AmeriCorps CEO, joins iHeartMedia talk to CEOs about their organizations and what they provide to the community. Listen on iHeartMedia.