Employers of National Service: You're part of the movement!

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Welcome to the first Employers of National Service newsletter, a tool for sharing resources and best practices as we further develop our network. We’re excited to continue building momentum for this nationwide initiative – and you, as our members, are at the heart of this work. We thank you for your commitment to AmeriCorps and Peace Corps alumni.

To date, more than 200 employers have joined, representing businesses, nonprofit organizations, institutions of higher education, school districts, state and local governments, and federal agencies. In total, this diverse group represents more than one million employees.    

Earlier this spring, the President’s Proclamation for National Volunteer Week highlighted the role of Employers of National Service in strengthening our workforce. And, on May 1, the White House honored three of our charter members – greeNEWit, The Idaho Food Bank, and the City of Philadelphia – at a Champions of Change event. Thank you to all who submitted nominations, and congratulations to our Champs! 

Peace Corps Volunteers

Web Badge Release!

By popular request: Now you can use this badge on your website and other public-facing documents to highlight your participation in Employers of National Service. Please click to download the logo and style guide for charter members and members.

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Annual Survey Preview

To better document the value that Employers of National Service provides to both its members and national service alumni, we will be conducting an annual survey beginning in early 2016. Topics include:

1) An update on what your organization implemented in the previous calendar year as an Employer of National Service.

2) A quantifiable summary of your recruitment and hiring activity of AmeriCorps and Peace Corps alumni. We’d ideally like to know the number of AmeriCorps/Peace Corps alumni applicants, interviews, and hires in the previous calendar year. If available, please report AmeriCorps and Peace Corps separately.

3)  Your organization's future goals and plans as an Employer of National Service.

4)  An opportunity to update contact information and other records. 

We’d appreciate your input as we finalize the survey. Please share any feedback on these items to Marianne Sierocinski at msierocinski@cns.gov by June 15, 2015.

Employers Announcements

Membership milestones from across the country:

Mayor Nutter Announces City of Phladelphia as First Employer in the Nation to Award Civil Service Points for National Service
City of Philadelphia, January 12, 2015

Governor McAuliffe Announces Virginia is First State in Nation to Become Employer of National Service
Virginia.gov, January 27, 2015

Governor Bullock Announces Montana as First State in the West to Become Employer of National Service
Serve.mt.gov, March 17, 2015

ASU First University to Become Employer of National Service
ASU News, March 31, 2015


 “AmeriCorps and the Peace Corps produce hard workers, willing to go the extra mile to find a solution that works for a community or family. That’s an admirable trait and those are people we want to have here at Amalgamated.” 

- Keith Mestrich, Amalgamated Bank President & CEO

“We are making a strong statement that national service alumni – whether they served with AmeriCorps or the Peace Corps – have the kind of unique and transferable skills that are valued in the Metro Government workplace.”
-Karl Dean, Mayor of Nashville

Please continue sharing your support for #ServiceEmployers on social media.  

Employers of National Service builds a talent pipeline which connects AmeriCorps and Peace Corps alumni with leading employers from the private, public, and nonprofit sectors to create recruitment, hiring, and advancement opportunities. Through this initiative, employers have increased access to a dedicated, highly qualified, and mission-oriented pool of potential employees. The initiative’s members include:

Amalgamated Bank
Chemonics International
Comcast and NBC Universal

American Red Cross
City Year
Dignity Health
Habitat for Humanity International
Teach For America
United Way Worldwide 

Arizona State University
University of Arizona

Miami-Dade County Public Schools
The School District of Philadelphia 

City of Nashville
City of Philadelphia
City of Phoenix
Commonwealth of Virginia
State of Montana

U.S. Department of Agriculture
U.S. Department of Energy 

And hundreds more

Recruitment Opportunities

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AmeriCorps Alums VIRTUAL Career Fair on June 30, 2015

For more information or to register, please contact: 
Ben Duda, Co-Executive Director


Life After AmeriCorps Opportunity Fair | Vinton, IA
Wednesday, June 24 | 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. CST

To register or send recruitment materials, please contact:

Jeffrey Moeur, Training Specialist


Life After AmeriCorps Day | Sacramento, CA

Thursday, August 28 

For more information or to register, please contact:

Sarah Her, Member Development Associate


West Coast Regional RPCV Career Fair | Oakland, CA
Wednesday, June 3 | 2 – 4 pm PST 

Northeast Regional RPCV Career Fair | New York, NY
Thursday, July 9 – 2-4 pm EST

To register, please contact:
RPCV Virtual Career Center