Employers of National Service: Tell Your Service Story!

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NASA Administrator Charles Bolden and staff served alongside City Year AmeriCorps members at one of three local schools in Southeast D.C. to assist in

Peace Corps Week & AmeriCorps Week: Show Your Support

The first weeks in March mark an important time in the national service world: Peace Corps Week, February 28 – March 5; and AmeriCorps Week, March 5 – 12. These weeks are time for our agencies’ staff, currently serving members, alumni, staff, and supporters to celebrate the amazing work that we do in all communities near and far.

This year we want to use our momentum to highlight the Employers of National Service network and to recruit new members to join! Here's how you can help:

  • Tweet your support with #AmeriCorpsWorks and #PeaceCorpsWeek respectively
  • Join the Peace Corps Thunderclap celebrating their 55th birthday
  • Use #ServiceEmployers to recognize yourself as an Employer of National Service

Missed the last issue?
Check out the November 2015 newsletter.

Your Fellow Employers Know What It Takes

Even before joining Employers of National Service, many employers had alumni of national service on their teams. Hear in their words why hiring alumni is a smart choice for every organization.

“As a former AmeriCorps service member, I understand the rigor of the training that AmeriCorps members undertake during their service term. It is because of the high quality work that AmeriCorps members produce, coupled with their commitment to community that makes AmeriCorps alumni great candidates for employment.”

- An employee at Northwest Leadership Foundation

“My Peace Corps experience was life-changing. The opportunity to immerse myself in a small rural community—to live through its challenges, celebrate its successes, be part of its rhythm--will always be a treasured part of who I am, as a person, and as public health professional. When I hire a Peace Corps volunteer here at FHI 360, I know immediately what I am getting—someone who can accomplish big things with less, who views complex issues through a multi-cultural lens, and who has experienced the true value of partnership.”

Laura Kayser, Deputy to the Chief Operating Officer and Director, Operations Management, FHI 360

Share Your Success Story

In order to keep growing support for Employers of National Service, we need to hear success stories from you! Please email employers@cns.gov with a story of how you have implemented new hiring practices to reach alumni of national service, about an outstanding employee who is an alum of national service, or with data about how many alums have applied/been hired. All information helps us create a more robust initiative to serve you!

MLK Day of Service

AmeriCorps members serving during MLK Day

The 2016 Martin Luther King Day of Service is in the record books and what a "day on" it was! All across the nation and across the world, AmeriCorps members, Peace Corps Volunteers, and the volunteers they led collected and distributed food for those in need; refurbished, weatherized, and built homes; helped children improve their reading skills and taught them about ways to be healthier; beautified and cleaned public spaces; and in thousands of other ways, helped expand opportunities for individuals to be the best they can be.

These are the people you want on your team! Read more about MLK Day or watch the Storify.

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

February 2016

Upcoming Job & Opportunity Fairs

Representatives from local, state, and national organizations are invited to participate in job fairs or other post-service opportunity events to provide currently serving or graduated AmeriCorps members and returned Peace Corps Volunteers information about employment.

To register or send recruitment materials, please email the contact person for each event:

Life After AmeriCorps Opportunity Fair
Vinton, IA

Monday, March 21st
Jeff Moeur, Training Specialist
Office: 319.472.9664 ext. 49
Cell: 319-531-0233

West Coast Regional RPCV Career Fair
Portland, OR

Wednesday, March 23rd
Portland, Oregon
For more info and to sign up click here.

Recent Additions

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. 

Recent new members include: 

Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Phoenix
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
Crown Agents USA
Delta Air Lines
FHI 360
KIPP Austin Public Schools
Neighborhood Centers Inc.
One Hope United
RTI International
Tetra Tech
United Food Bank
World Connect
YWCA Adams County

Find the full list here.