Between the COVID-19 pandemic, the Texas winter weather crisis, and the far-reaching effects of these unprecedented situations, this past year has been an extraordinary one. During these challenging times, AmeriCorps has played an essential role in meeting heightened community needs. Our AmeriCorps members show us how strong and resilient we are when we come together and are a shining example of how to serve our fellow neighbors.
This March 7-13, we celebrate AmeriCorps Week to recognize the impact of our programs and extend our appreciation to the more than 3,400 AmeriCorps members serving in Texas this year. Here are a few ways that you can participate in AmeriCorps Week!
1. Say thank you to your AmeriCorps members and alums
Say thanks to your AmeriCorps members and alums by sharing videos, photos, and posts on your social media channels recognizing the powerful imipact they have in your organization and community. You can use the hashtag #AmeriThanks throughout the week, and you are especially encouraged to participate on a nationwide tribute on Thursday, March 11, using the hashtag #ThankfulThursday. Download sample social media posts, shareable GIFs, and a special AmeriCorps Week video tribute here.
2. Share stories of service
Share stories about your AmeriCorps members’ service experience with videos, photos, and posts on social media. You are invited to take part in the national #WeAreAmeriCorps campaign by including how your impact is a part of the national service movement! You can also submit a story about your service experience on americorps.gov.
3. Use our virtual backgrounds
Many AmeriCorps members are conducting their service virtually through Zoom and other video conferencing services. We encourage programs to use these fun custom AmeriCorps Week virtual backgrounds to commemorate this special time. They also make for colorful group photos!
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