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Public Health AmeriCorps is here!

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.

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Second Gentleman Visits Baltimore, Joins AmeriCorps Volunteers in Transforming Community

Mindy Basara
WBALTV | August 4, 2022

The second gentleman visited Baltimore to join with AmeriCorps CEO Michael D. Smith, and AmeriCorps members serving with Civic Works in service. Together they planted tree and shrubs to create a community greenspace in southwest Baltimore. Read more on WBALTV.

Schools Need Tutors and Mentors. Can a New Federal Initiative Find 250,000?

Jessica Blake
Chalkbeat | August 2, 2022

Across the country, plans for new tutoring and mentoring programs have sometimes been scaled back, delayed, or scrapped as schools struggled to find the people they needed. The Biden administration is trying to solve that problem with a new initiative called the National Partnership for Student Success. Read more on Chalkbeat.

Time and Talent to Spare? Consider Volunteering

Rosie Wolf Williams 
Next Avenue | July 28, 2022

For community organizations, older Americans provide consistent support and are trusted by members of the community. At the same time, a growing body of research suggests that volunteering adds more years to their lives. Read more on Next Avenue. 

Board Member Confirmation: Chicago Nonprofit Leader Leslie Bluhm

Shia Kapos
Politico | July 22, 2022

Chicago nonprofit leader Leslie Bluhm received U.S. Senate approval to serve on the board of directors of AmeriCorps. Bluhm has been focused on volunteerism for 30 years, having founded and served as president of Chicago Cares. Read more on Politico.

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