Employers of National Service: The momentum continues!

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City of New York Joins Employers of National Service

On July 9, Corporation for National and Community Service CEO Wendy Spencer joined New York City officials and more than 100 civic leaders for the NYC Service Summit, an event which featured the announcement of the city becoming the largest U.S. municipality to join Employers of National Service. Above, CEO Spencer presents a certificate to Stacy Cumberbatch, Commissioner of the New York City Department of Citywide Administrative Services. Read more about the big announcements!

Missed the last issue? Check out the May 2015 newsletter, which includes the Employers of National Service web badge!

AmeriCorps Alums Virtual Career Fair Success

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In June 2015, the AmeriCorps Alums Virtual Career Fair attracted over 600 job seekers. Thank you to the Employers of National Service who participated! We invite you all to join future virtual career fairs and take advantage of discounted registration. For more information, please email Ben Duda, Co-Executive Director of AmeriCorps Alums, at ben@americorpsalums.org

Below are the demographics* of the attendees:

Race/Ethnicity: White 58%; Black 29%; Hispanic 9%; Asian 3%; American Indian 1%

Highest Education Level: Bachelors 64%; Masters 29%; High School 4%; Associates 2%; PhD 1%

Gender: Female 75%; Male 25%

Top Five States for Attendees: California, 65; New York, 64; Texas, 44; Pennsylvania, 30; Illinois, 30

*Demographics only include attendees who responded to respective question in the candidate profile and does not include attendees who did not answer respective question.

Grassroots Outreach Toolkit

As an Employer of National Service, your endorsement of the program is one of the most powerful ways to grow the number of corporations, nonprofits, and government entities that are part of the initiative. Please help us sign up more organizations as Employers of National Service!

To assist our stakeholders in conducting outreach, we have developed a Grassroots Outreach Toolkit that includes the following: 

  • Talking points: These provide you with an overview of the initiative to use when talking with prospective Employers of National Service.
  • Fact sheet: This is an overview of the initiative that you can provide to employers.
  • Outreach letter: You can use this as an email or letter to do initial outreach to employers about Employers of National Service.
  • Follow-up letter: You can use this to do follow up after initial outreach to a potential Employer of National Service.

Click here to download the toolkit. Thank you for your support of AmeriCorps and Peace Corps alumni!

Stories of Impact

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Has your organization had any notable experiences hiring an AmeriCorps or Peace Corps alum? 

We would love to feature your organization in a future newsletter, blog post, or other media as an example of success for Employers of National Service. 

To share your story, please email employers@cns.gov.


“PFM feels that those who have shown a commitment to national service are likely to be individuals who share the firm’s core vision and values – helping our communities serve their constituencies with independent advice, unwavering integrity, and outstanding client service. PFM’s dedication is to people – the clients we serve, the individuals we employ, and the greater population who benefit from the professional services we provide.”
-Michael Aileo, Managing Director and Chief Talent Officer 
The PFM Group of Companies

“People willing to commit to national service are people whose heart is in public service. AmeriCorps and Peace Corps alumni are very likely to want to continue their service to others by joining local county government. Their passion for improving communities and embracing diversity is a good match for us. It complements the Coconino County mission statement and strengthens our team of dedicated employees.” 

- Cynthia Seelhammer, County Manager
Coconino County, Arizona

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for #ServiceEmployers on social media!

August 2015

Recruitment Opportunities

Life After AmeriCorps Opportunity Fairs

Representatives from local, state, and national organizations are invited to participate in a full day event of presentations and tabling to support AmeriCorps NCCC members in preparing for their next steps after graduation.

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

Denver, CO
Thursday, August 20
Kelly Hiznay

Sacramento, CA
Thursday, August 27 
Sarah Her

Vicksburg, MS
Thursday, September 3 
Mindy Brown

Rocky Mountain Regional RPCV Career Fair
Denver, CO
Tues, August 11 | 2-4 p.m. MST

East Coast National RPCV Career Fair  
Washington, DC
Thurs, Sept. 3 | 2-5 p.m. EST

To register, please contact:

RPCV Virtual Career Center


One Year Anniversary Panel: Register Today


On September 14, The Franklin Project will commemorate the one year anniversary of Employers of National Service. CNCS CEO Wendy Spencer, Peace Corps Director Carrie Hessler-Radelet, Michael Montelongo of Sodexo, and Carol Robinette of the American Red Cross will participate in a 90-minute panel devoted to exploring the initiative's successes and goals.

Date: September 14
Time: 10-11:30 a.m.
Location: Washington, D.C.

As an Employer of National Service, you are welcome to join us in person. Seats are limited. RSVP by Monday, August 31 (one person per organization, please). The event will also be livestreamed. 

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: 

City of New York
Civic Works, Inc.
GRID Alternatives
Indian Stream Health Center
Metropolitan Museum of Art
PMF Group of Companies
United Way of NYC
Wayne County Government

Find the full list here.