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California Climate Action Corps fellows after completing a community composting project last month.

Civilian Climate Corps Programs Take Off in States Across The Country

Maxine Joselow
The Washington Post | October 14, 2022 

President Biden took office with plans to launch the first-ever Civilian Climate Corps, a federally funded initiative aimed at employing tens of thousands of young people to fight climate change. Across the country, states have launched similar programs to hire young people to tackle climate issues within their borders.

Read more on The Washington Post

Let's Make The Most of The Flood of Resources for Our Students

Nati Rodriguez 
ED Source | September 19, 2022

Often considered the great equalizer, our education system is facing extreme stress under the ongoing ramifications of the pandemic. The good news is that there is funding flowing into education due to the largest-ever one-time federal investment of $123 billion for K-12 schools in the American Rescue Plan. Read more on Ed Source. 

AmeriCorps Hopes to Breathe Life into Public Health Workforce

Carl Smith 
Governing | September 14, 2022

The pandemic overwhelmed a long-neglected public health system, pressuring many workers to leave. But a new program hopes to inspire AmeriCorps members to work in public health. Read more on Governing.

New Federal Climate Spending Needs People to Power It. Philanthropy Can Help by Investing in National Service.

Kristen Bennett 
The Chronicle of Philanthropy | September 13, 2022

The recent passage of the Inflation Reduction Act and its $369 billion climate spending package was a major step toward creating a cleaner and healthier climate future. To address the long-term problems posed by the climate crisis, future generations must be given an opportunity to learn the skills to take meaningful action against climate change and fill new jobs in the clean-energy industry. Read more on The Chronicle of Philanthropy.

Uniting Americans through service on 9/11

Michael D. Smith and Barbara Stewart 
The Hill | September 11, 2022

On Sept. 11, 2001, thousands of innocent souls were lost during attacks on the World Trade Center, the Pentagon and in Shanksville, Pa. Innumerable lives were forever changed. However, the heroism of first responders and everyday citizens inspired countless individuals from all walks of life to refocus their efforts on serving others. Read more on The Hill.

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