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AmeriCorps Works: March 9-17, 2013

AmeriCorps week recognizes the extraordinary impact AmeriCorps members make every day. It is a time to salute members and alumni for their service, thank AmeriCorps community partners and communicate AmeriCorps’ impact on communities and on the lives of those who serve. This year’s theme – AmeriCorps Works – reflects AmeriCorps’ triple bottom line return on investment: for the recipients of service, the people who serve and the larger community. Hundreds of events are taking place across the United States including service projects, recruitment fairs, school presentations, alumni gatherings, awards ceremonies and more. Check out some AmeriCorps Week events in Minnesota and Iowa.

Minnesota Events: The InterCorps Council of Minnesota (a peer-led organization of AmeriCorps member representatives serving in Minnesota) has scheduled networking events, trainings, social gatherings and a day of service. Click here to view and register for AmeriCorps Week Events in MSP.

Iowa Events: A few events are listed below OR plan your own and broadcast it HERE.

  • Story County AmeriCorps week, Iowa State University: Local AmeriCorps members are invited to help recruit and educate students about AmeriCorps through a partnership with CyServe. Contact: Ashley Kinkade to get involved OR schedule your own Conservation Corps outreach event with University environmental/forestry clubs.
  •  AmeriCorps Pen Pal Project: Created by a VISTA to help share the AmeriCorps experience and connect with others serving across the nation. Contact Wendy Steffen to get involved.
  • Iowa Energy vs. Sioux Falls Skyforce Basketball Game, Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines, March 15 at 7:00 p.m.: Appreciation Night for AmeriCorps members, alums and guests. Tickets can be purchased in advance for $20 and include a hotdog buffet and sideline seats. Contact Terrance Scott at 515-725-3068 for tickets.