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Mayor and County Commissioners Recognition Day for National Service

Written by Stevie Chilcote, VISTA Leader A Day of Recognition Mayors and county commissioners stand out in the political spectrum as role models of good governance, creating networks and finding place-based solutions for the benefit of their communities.  In 1994, one of those solutions presented itself in AmeriCorps, and since then over one million people...

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MLK Day 2017: What are you doing to help others?

Written by Stevie Chilcote, VISTA Leader Legacy of Service Watch more videos and amazing interviews. Beloved Community In 1983, after a long struggle, legislation made the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. into a federal holiday to honor a man who believed in a nation of freedom and justice for all.  He spoke often...

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AmeriCorps: Those Who are Willing to Serve

Written by Stevie Chilcote, VISTA Leader ____________________________________ “I feel that these life changes that I am making would not be possible without AmeriCorps offering me this incredible opportunity.” ____________________________________ AmeriCorps has always been bigger than one person. Since John F. Kennedy proposed a national service corps in 1963, over one million members have chosen to...