Five Best Ideas of the Day: September 2

Being an organization that currently has AmeriCorps members working for us, we cannot express how much we value their help. As a non-profit it is extremely hard in today’s world to obtain sufficient funding in order to pay employees reasonable wages and sustain the work we do in the community. It is shocking that reducing the AmeriCorps program would even be considered an option. For some organizations it is the only way that they can survive. This is not including the 10,000 public schools where AmeriCorps members teach, tutor, and provide after-school help in more than one-third of the nations persistently low-achieving schools. This year alone only 80,000 AmeriCorps positions were filled when they were trying to fill over 200,000. With decreasing funding it is becoming more urgent that we work to sustain this program.

Have you participated in an AmeriCorps program? If so, what did you do and where were you?

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