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“I Want to Join AmeriCorps” PSA – OneStar Joins AmeriCorps to Encourage More Americans to Serve

  

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

DATE: April 21, 2014

CONTACT: Jamie Larson Camargo, Motive Communications, 512.296.9611, jamie@motive-communications.com

Click here for a PDF version of this Press Release.

AUSTIN, TX – Every day in communities across America, AmeriCorps members are making a powerful impact on the most critical issues facing our nation. Whether improving schools, fighting poverty, rebuilding after disasters, providing health services, preserving the environment, or supporting veterans and military families, AmeriCorps members are getting things done.

Since its inception in 1994, more than 830,000 men and women have taken the AmeriCorps pledge, serving more than one billion hours and improving the lives of countless Americans. 

OneStar Foundation, a Governor-appointed commission, utilizes the power of AmeriCorps to address some of Texas’ most challenging and pressing needs. This year, more than 4,500 AmeriCorps members will serve through 116 nonprofits, schools, and community groups across Texas.  Since 1994, more than 45,000 Texas residents have served 59 million hours and earned more than $122,950,000 in Segal AmeriCorps Education Awards to help pay for college or pay back student loans.

As AmeriCorps marks a major milestone, celebrating its 20th anniversary, the “I Want to Join AmeriCorps” will help encourage more Americans to join AmeriCorps and make a difference.

Watch the 60-second PSA at www.nationalservice.gov/newsroom/marketing/videos-and-psas. The PSA is also available in Spanish and :30 and :15 lengths:

For more information on AmeriCorps in Texas, visit http://www.nationalservice.gov/impact-our-nation/state-profiles/tx.

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AmeriCorps is administered by the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), the federal agency for service and volunteering. CNCS annually engages more than five million citizens in service at more than 60,000 locations in 8,500 cities across the country through AmeriCorps, Senior Corps, and other programs.  National service participants address the most pressing challenges facing our cities and nation, from educating students for the jobs of the 21st century and supporting veterans and military families to preserving the environment and helping communities recover from natural disasters. For more information, visit NationalService.gov.

OneStar Foundation is the Governor-designated National Service Commission in Texas and administers the AmeriCorps*State grant program. The Governor-appointed Board members oversee the legal and policy governance of the AmeriCorps*Texas program portfolio. OneStar Foundation connects partners and resources to build a stronger nonprofit sector in Texas. For more information, visit onestarfoundation.org.

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