New Report: AmeriCorps Service Leaves Lasting Impression on Alumni
New Report: AmeriCorps Service Leaves Lasting Impression on Alumni; Improves Education and Career Outcomes
Alumni of the AmeriCorps program credit their year of service for leadership skills that bridge divides and solve problems and open doors to opportunities that advance their careers and education. These findings come from a new report released by the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), the federal agency that administers AmeriCorps, which looked at the life and career outcomes reported by a sample of alumni from 2005, 2010, and 2013.
“AmeriCorps members are an indispensable resource for nonprofits, communities, and the individuals they serve,” said Wendy Spencer, CEO of the Corporation for National and Community Service. “This report is further proof of what we already know: national service is equally as rewarding for those who serve. While they serve others, AmeriCorps members also expand opportunity for themselves – gaining skills, experience, and college money to help them jumpstart their careers.”
Alumni reported that serving in AmeriCorps was a positive, meaningful, and often personally and professionally defining experience that instilled a lasting commitment to their community and civic participation.
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