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House of Representatives
Session of 2023 - 2024 Regular Session

MEMORANDUM

Posted: October 27, 2023 10:28 AM
From: Representative Dan L. Miller and Rep. Melissa L. Shusterman, Rep. Joshua Siegel
To: All House members
Subject: Resolution Recognizing the 30th Anniversary of AmeriCorps
 
In 1993- thanks in large part to the bipartisan efforts of President Bill Clinton and Senator Bob Dole- Congress passed the National and Community Service Trust Act of 1993, which led to the creation of AmeriCorps.
 
Combining aspects of President Kennedy’s VISTA program with a unifying effort to encourage service for a nation here at home, AmeriCorps now has a multitude of service options and is active in every state in the nation with more than 200,000 people serving every year.
 
Working hand in hand with local communities and other nonprofit efforts, AmeriCorps members focus on six areas of impact, including disaster services, economic development, environmental stewardship, education, health futures and veterans and military families. In Pennsylvania alone volunteers serve in over 1,200 locations, including food banks, homeless shelters, clinics and schools. Additionally, our own former senator Harris Wofford was appointed to lead the Corporation for National and Community Service in 1995 which served as the umbrella organization for AmeriCorps.
 
AmeriCorps brings people together and shows what we can do when we work together to solve our challenges. Please join us in recognizing this important milestone for such a unifying public service!  

“Everybody can be great...because anybody can serve. You don't have to have a college degree to serve. You don't have to make your subject and verb agree to serve. You only need a heart full of grace. A soul generated by love.”
― Martin Luther King Jr.
 



Introduced as HR260