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Director of Research and Evaluation Mary Hyde

New Statistics on Volunteering & Civic Life with Dr Mary Hyde

Tobi Johnson
Volunteer Nation | March 9, 2023 

Dr. Mary Hyde, AmeriCorps director of research and evaluation, shares fascinating results from the most recent Volunteer Engagement and Civic Life census supplement. These results shine a light on both the enduring spirit of volunteerism in America – even during the height of the pandemic – and what the data can tell us about future trends in formal and informal volunteering.  

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Teacher on Mission to Donate 1 Million Books, Gets Special Surprise

TODAY | April 29, 2022

Teacher Jennifer William’s dedication to reading is raising the bar, as she works to donate one million books. TODAY’s Jenna Bush Hager sits down with Williams to hear more about her mission, and she’s surprised with 10,000 books to donate! Find out more on TODAY.

FEMA Administrator Celebrates Earth Day with AmeriCorps and FEMA Corps

Homeland Security Today | April 28, 2022

FEMA Administrator joined AmeriCorps Chief Executive Officer, Washington Parks & People Executive Director and President, and AmeriCorps and FEMA Corps team members for an Earth Day service project at Marvin Gaye Community Center in Washington, D.C. Read more on Homeland Security Today.


Do your little bit of good

Carol Spahn and Michael D. Smith 
The Hill | April 23, 2022

Doing your bit of good to confront daunting challenges requires bravery and it requires collaboration. It requires action, confronting challenges in the world and—even when solutions seem out of reach— never giving up. Whether, it's through the Peace Corps or AmeriCorps, we encourage you to find your fit and dive in. Find a challenge you want to support and do your little bit of good: Volunteer. Read more on The Hill.


Bob Ross’ environmental legacy living on through thousands of ‘Happy Little Trees’ in Michigan

Emilee Speck
New York Post | April 20, 2022 

The “Happy Little Trees” program, inspired by the late artist Bob Ross, is a unique partnership between the Department of Natural Resources and state corrections facilities where inmates plant, raise, and learn about shrubs and trees. Read more about "Happy Little Trees" from the New York Post.

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