There are a few things on the service and volunteering horizon that we thought you’d be interested in. All are great opportunities to engage in your community and participate in the American tradition of citizen service.
Today, Lonnie Ali announced a new initiative, “Ali75” to inspire acts of service in honor of Muhammad Ali on what would have been her late husband’s 75th birthday in January 2017. Through the Ali75 service campaign, individuals are encouraged to engage in service to make our world a better place. To learn about joining this campaign and inspiring others as Muhammad Ali did, check out “Ali in All of Us”.
On September 11, 2016, the nation will remember the 15th anniversary of the terrorist attacks in New York, Washington, and Pennsylvania through service and with poignant memorial services. Now, almost a generation removed from that tragic day, we continue to shift our focus to spreading the unity and spontaneous goodwill that people from around the world showed in response to those horrendous acts. As part of the Together Tomorrow coalition, we promote service and volunteering that demonstrates what is possible when we work together. To find an opportunity to serve, visit Serve.gov. When sharing your service on social media use #911Day so we can see all of the dedicated service in your communities.
On October 7, 2016, we will celebrate the swearing in of the 1 millionth AmeriCorps member. Since 1994, 1 million individuals have taken the pledge to “get things done” for America. As we get closer to that date, we will share ways you can show your support for national service and thank the #1of1million who have served their communities and our country through AmeriCorps.
In addition to September 11th National Day of Service and Remembrance and honoring the 1 millionth AmeriCorps member, you may be planning to be a mentor or tutor this school year, serve veterans on Veterans Day, serve meals on Thanksgiving, or join in service for the annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service. All of these are opportunities to inspire others to service through the Ali75 service campaign. Learn more here.
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P.S. – Right now, more than 560 AmeriCorps members and Senior Corps volunteers from our agency are helping communities hit by flooding in Louisiana. Please visit VolunteerLouisiana.gov to find ways you can help those affected by this disaster.
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