AmeriCorps Week 2022 Honors Americans who Pledge to “Get Things Done” 

The annual celebration of AmeriCorps members, alumni, AmeriCorps Seniors volunteers, and programs began March 13

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March 14, 2022

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AmeriCorps Week 2022 Honors Americans who Pledge to “Get Things Done” 

The annual celebration of AmeriCorps members, alumni, AmeriCorps Seniors volunteers, and programs began March 13

WASHINGTON, D.C. – From March 13-19, AmeriCorps, the federal agency for national service and volunteerism, will celebrate AmeriCorps Week, and the millions of Americans who have pledged to “get things done” for America through AmeriCorps and AmeriCorps Seniors. The annual celebration recognizes Americans who choose to serve their country through AmeriCorps and the community partners who help make that happen, while also encouraging more Americans to follow their footsteps in service. 

Throughout last year, AmeriCorps continued to fight the COVID-19 pandemic, implemented new resources through the American Rescue Plan, launched Public Health AmeriCorps in partnership with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and united the country on two national days of service: MLK Day and the 20th anniversary of 9/11 Day.  

“Across the nation AmeriCorps continues to be a force multiplier bringing diverse individuals and institutions together to tackle some of the nation’s toughest challenges,” said AmeriCorps CEO Michael D. Smith. “During these extraordinary times, AmeriCorps members have provided extraordinary service by keeping our kids in school and on track, and helping our communities build back stronger than before.”

This week, Smith will travel to AmeriCorps program sites and celebrate the achievements of members across the nation.  

  • Friday, March 11: Vicksburg, Miss. 
  • Saturday, March 12: New Orleans, La. 
  • Monday, March 14: Birmingham, Ala. 
  • Tuesday, March 15: Washington, D.C. 
  • Wednesday, March 16: Richmond, Va.  
  • Thursday, March 17: Minneapolis, Minn. 

AmeriCorps programs and leaders also will recognize the work of national service programs and celebrate members through virtual and in-person events, while many local, city and state governments already designated this week as ‘AmeriCorps Week’ in their communities.  

AmeriCorps encourages all states and cities to declare March 13-19 AmeriCorps Week. Supporters, alumni and members are encouraged to participate in “Day of the A” on Thursday, March 17. This social media event encourages everyone to don their AmeriCorps gear, take a photo and share it on their social media channels with #DayoftheA. For more information about events, “Day of the A” and ways to celebrate, visit americorps.gov/americorps-week. 

This AmeriCorps Week, AmeriCorps celebrates the millions of Americans ages 18 to 65+, who have served with AmeriCorps and AmeriCorps Seniors. Right now, there are 250,000 people serving as members or volunteers in over 40,000 locations across all 50 states and territories. To join the celebration, follow AmeriCorps on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, and join the conversation by sharing pictures and stories on Twitter, using #AmeriCorpsWeek. 

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AmeriCorps, the federal agency for volunteerism and national service, provides opportunities for Americans to serve their country domestically, address the nation’s most pressing challenges, improve lives and communities, and strengthen civic engagement. Each year, the agency invests more than $800 million in grants for local nonprofit, community, tribal, and state organizations; places more than 250,000 AmeriCorps members and AmeriCorps Seniors volunteers in intensive service roles; and empowers millions more to serve as long-term, short-term, or one-time volunteers. Learn more at americorps.gov.


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