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a class project at Paw Paw Middle School

An 8th grader works on a class project at Paw Paw Middle School on Thursday, Dec. 2, 2021, in Paw Paw, Michigan. An AP-NORC/MTV poll found that nearly half of U.S. teens said the pandemic has made it harder to be happy and maintain their mental health. (AP Photo/Martha Irvine)

Gen Z put mental health on the map. Let them lead in solving the crisis.

Michael D. Smith | May 23, 2024

We are facing a youth mental health crisis, with one in three high school students reporting persistent feelings of sadness or hopelessness. Together with Pinterest and the Schultz Family Foundation, AmeriCorps launched Youth Mental Health Corps to address this crisis head-on.

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AmeriCorps partnering with CDC to recruit, train public health leaders

By Justine Coleman
The Hill | Sept. 8, 2021

Public Health AmeriCorps program was funded by $400 million in the American Rescue Plan and is expected to support up to 5,000 AmeriCorps positions over the next five years. Read more in The Hill.

State officials unveil the creation of the Colorado Climate Corps

Meghan Lopez
Denver 7 | Sept. 10, 2021

The first iteration Colorado Climate Corps program will consist of 240 AmeriCorps members who will be spread out in 55 counties across the state. Read more at Denver 7.

Generation Pandemic is interested in public health. We should take advantage.

Editorial Board
The Boston Globe | June 2, 2021

Massachusetts policymakers and health care professionals should work to cultivate that young talent now. Read more in The Boston Globe. 🔒

Why Biden COVID relief plan will fuel public service in America

Mary Tobin and Rye Barcott
USA Today | Mar. 12, 2021

The growth of AmeriCorps, thanks to additional funding provided by the American Rescue Plan, paves the way for us to build back better, in both urban and rural communities across the country, laying the foundation for a culture of national service. Read more in USA Today.

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