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The third webinar of the Office of Research and Evaluation's Evidence and Impact Webinar celebrating the power of service and AmeriCorps’ evidence story.

Date and Time: Thursday, Dec. 14, 3 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. ET


October to December has been coined as the “Giving Season” where the American public gives back to nonprofits within local communities to support their missions. AmeriCorps invests in those same local partners leveraging the transformative relationship of local mission with national service capacity building.  This webinar explored the most recent AmeriCorps return on investment studies that demonstrate the value of AmeriCorps programming to relevant stakeholders through analyses that measures the performance and results of programs and builds the base of evidence for future resource allocation decisions. We were joined by a member of the National Science and Technology Council Subcommittee on Frontiers of Benefit-Cost Analysis (SFBCA), co-chaired by Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP), OMB’s Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA), and the Council of Economic Advisers (CEA) who shared information from their inaugural federal report in this field. AmeriCorps is thrilled to be amongst the trailblazers in this work. By continuing to support grantees and other programs with evidence-based activities and initiatives, AmeriCorps is committed to ensuring national service grants bring value to our communities and their members, while increasing equity, innovation, and opportunity every step of the way.

Webinar Objective

Our Audience will learn about: 

  • The Executive Order defining the importance and need of the work of the Frontiers of Benefit-Cost Analysis 
  • Four newly released Return on Investment studies that demonstrate AmeriCorps’ cost savings and benefits to communities across the country 
  • AmeriCorps’ work in the federal space to advance Benefit-Cost Analysis research 


  • Mary Hyde, PhD, Director, AmeriCorps Office of Research and Evaluation
  • Emily McDonald, PhD, Research Analyst, AmeriCorps Office of Research and Evaluation
  • Benjamin Miller, Senior Director, Community Development, ICF
  • Tess Mason-Elder, Director, AmeriCorps Office of Government Relations
  • Emily Pindilli, PhD, Assistant Director Ecosystem Services & Natural Capital, Office of Science & Technology Policy, Executive Office of the President
  • Dominic Modicamore, Lead Labor Economist Consultant, Economic and Workforce Development, ICF





Webinar Date

December 14, 2023 - 3:00 PM (Eastern Time Zone)