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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

US Students Lost Decades of Progress in Math, Reading. Could This Strategy Be The Solution?

Alia Wong 
USA TODAY | November 22, 2022

Intensive, small-group tutoring is one of the most sound strategies for catching kids up but few schools are doing it at the scale or quality needed for it to do its job. A massive research experiment from the University of Chicago aims to finally address some of the longstanding obstacles that have prevented effective tutoring from becoming a widespread reality. Read more on USA Today.

 

Up With Trees Kicks Off 6-Week Beautification Project

Amanda Slee
KJRH | November 13, 2022 

AmeriCorps member serving with NCCC and volunteers with Home Depot partnered with UP With Trees for a six-week project to plant more than 700 trees in Oklahoma. Together they will be planting trees throughout major roadways and highways in Tulsa including the area between I-244 and Highway 11, at city and county parks, and at medians along Riverside. Read more on KJRH.

Rep. Richard Neal, AmeriCorps CEO and Springfield native Michael D. Smith, Talk Service with Local Volunteers

Jimmy Kinney 
MassLive | November 3, 2022

AmeriCorps CEO Michael D. Smith and Representative Richard Neal (MA-01) met with AmeriCorps members and AmeriCorps Senior volunteers in Springfield, Mass. to discuss local community service. Read more on MassLive.

Are Students Using Intensive Tutoring? What National Data Show

Sarah D. Sparks 
Education Week | October 31, 2022

Intensive tutoring is considered one of the most effective ways to help students recover lost academic ground due to the Covid-19 Pandemic. In support of this, President Biden has pledged to leverage AmeriCorps to bring in an additional 250,000 new tutors and mentors to U.S. schools during the next three years. Read more on Education Week.

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