Employers of National Service and AmeriCorps VISTA Champions of Change

Posted by White House on March 16, 2015

The White House is honoring outstanding members of our community—and we need your nominations for three awards by midnight ET, Monday, March 23.

We are accepting AmeriCorps VISTA and Employers of National Service nominations for the May 1, 2015 White House Champions of Change event.

The Champions of Change event will recognize AmeriCorps VISTA, an outstanding anti-poverty program, and highlight Employers of National Service,a new initiative announced last year by President Obama. This initiative has inspired hundreds of employers to recognize the skills and talents that AmeriCorps members bring to the workforce.

We are inviting you to help us identify outstanding individuals and organizations (e.g. corporations, nonprofits, cities, schools) in the following categories:

Individual Leader: Do you have a story about an outstanding AmeriCorps VISTA alum who built on his or her service by starting an organization or becoming an outstanding employee of a group that is fighting poverty? Help us shine a light on his or her story.

Legacy Leader: Do you know a VISTA alum who served before 1993 and is still making a difference in alleviating poverty? Is he or she a leader at a nonprofit, corporation, or other group? Nominate him or her. We want to have a mini-reunion with some of this program’s most amazing alumni.

Employer of Distinction: Do you know of or work for an employer that has hired national service alumni and thus created opportunities for those employees to continue to improve their communities? Nominate that organization and encourage them to become an Employer of National Service if they haven’t signed up already.

Submit a nomination


When completing the form on the White House website, please be sure to choose Employers of National Service and AmeriCorps VISTA Champions of Change in the “Theme of Service” field of the nomination form.

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