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MedServe: Getting Things Done For Health Equity

There is a shortage of primary care providers in the United States, and it’s expected to to get worse. The communities hardest hit by this shortage are rural, lower income, uninsured and historically underserved. This is not a small portion of the population, but rather, 57 million individuals living in 5,864 designated shortage areas. Several […]

MLK Day of Service 2019

Packing food, cleaning up parks and rivers, making blankets and hats for sick children, going door to door in Florida to assess damage still present after Hurricane Michael. The AmeriCorps community was out in force yesterday, tackling service projects across the country in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. Here are just a few […]

Programs Supporting Legal Aid Organizations

How do we preserve the idea that justice is for all, including the poorest and most vulnerable among us, who cannot afford to hire legal representation? Civil legal aid plays an important role in matters that are non-criminal in nature, including issues surrounding stable housing, immigration, employment discrimination, domestic violence, and healthcare disputes. AmeriCorps members […]

AmeriCorps Members: Volunteers and So Much More

The following is a guest post from the Legacy Corps for Veterans & Military Families AmeriCorps program, written by Rita Liebel.  Alan Newmark became an AmeriCorps volunteer through Alpert Jewish Family Service in West Palm Beach, Florida. He grew up in Brooklyn, New York and moved to Lake Worth, Florida in 2008. Upon retirement, Alan decided […]

6 Reasons to Engage Members in Data Collection

When programs incorporate data early and often, they are reinforcing the important role the member plays in improving data quality. Since this translates to real resources for your program and the people your member serves, your member can feel good about being the very important link to knowledge and insight that they are. Your millennial […]

Programs That Take Play Seriously

In the spirit of a summer coming to a close and the start of a new school year, we want to highlight a couple of AmeriCorps programs that utilize play to teach important life skills and build confidence in the youth they serve. Summer Learning Collaborative School may be on summer break, but that doesn’t […]

A Checklist for New Programs

We’re welcoming several new programs into the fold this fall, and want to make sure you’re prepared from the moment your Members log in. The checklist below was created to help Program Directors as they go through the process of getting their program up and running in OnCorps Reports™.

New Program Year, New Customers

We’d like to welcome KY Ready, Alaska VISTA, PLAYWORKS National, South Dakota State University, and Notre Dame Mission Volunteers to our portfolio of clients. Our company continues to grow, and has retained 100% of our customers over the past 2 years. As we begin our 11th year in support of National Service Programs, we look […]