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Submitted by mbrodbeck on Wed, 12/08/2021 - 14:34
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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The Transformational Impact of AmeriCorps

Mayor Randall Woodfin
Medium.com | March 14, 2022

AmeriCorps VISTA member and a lawyer, Jasmine Fella continues to help thousands of people who look like her connect with resources that could impact their life for the better. Read more from Medium.com.

Inspired to dream, inspired to give: Michael Smith, now leading AmeriCorps, reflects on childhood in Springfield

Elizabeth Román
MassLive.com | March 13, 2022

Growing up in the McKnight neighborhood, a young Black man raised by teen parents, Michael D. Smith didn’t have much money or access to opportunities. Smith, appointed by President Joe Biden to lead AmeriCorps, reflected on the lessons he learned at the Boys & Girls Club Family Center on Acorn Street and from his community. Read more on masslive.com.

Capito, Manchin Announce 5 New AmeriCorps Projects in West Virginia

VWNews | March 11, 2022

Five new AmeriCorps NCCC have been deployed to towns across West Virginia to aid in a variety of local projects including tax preparation, river cleanup, and infrastructure upgrades. Read more on vwnews.com.

CEOs You Should Know: Michael D. Smith

iHeart Media | Feb. 11, 2022

Michael D. Smith, AmeriCorps CEO, joins iHeartMedia talk to CEOs about their organizations and what they provide to the community. Listen on iHeartMedia.

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