Want to tell the US Government about why AmeriCorps and Service Years matter? 

The National Commission on Military, National, and Public Service seeks to learn more about why people serve and why people may choose not to serve, as well as ways to increase the number of Americans in military, national, and public service.  The Commission welcomes comments from the public on any aspect of the Commission’s mission, including the following questions:

  1. Does service have inherent value? If so, what is it?
  2. How does the U.S. increase the desire for Americans, particularly young Americans, to serve?
  3. What are the barriers to participation in military, national or public service?
  4. How can the U.S. increase participation in military, national, and public service by individuals with critical skills to address national security and other public service needs of the nation?
  5. Is the military draft or draft contingency still a necessary component of U.S. national security?
  6. Are modifications to the selective service system needed?
  7. Is a mandatory service requirement for all Americans necessary, valuable, and feasible?

Submit your comment here, mail your comment or any material you see fit to 2530 Crystal Drive, Suite 1000, Box #63, Arlington, Virginia 22202, or you can email your response to info@inspire2serve.gov. Comments submitted by any of the forms above are taken into consideration by the Commission. Please note that any information you provide on this comment form could be publicly disclosed. Please see the Privacy and FOIA pages for further information. The Commission will be accepting comments until December 31, 2019.


Nominations Open!


Dear National Service Colleagues,

We are delighted to announce that the Corporation for National and Community Service is accepting nominations for the annual Excellence in AmeriCorps Awards, a special opportunity to spotlight extraordinary programs and inspiring AmeriCorps members serving communities across our country.

Nominations are accepted from AmeriCorps NCCC, VISTA, State, National, and tribal programs. The Excellence in AmeriCorps Awards will be presented in the following categories:

  1. Best New Program
  2. Most Significant Innovation
  3. Engaging More People with Disabilities
  4. Most Impactful Member Service
  5. Most Compelling Member Experience

The deadline for 2018 nominations is June 13. The nomination form and details for completion are located here. Please share this information with your staff, grantees, members, board, commission members, subgrantee staff, operating staff, and  other partners, and encourage them to submit nominations.

Thank you for spreading the word about this great recognition opportunity!

AmeriCorps State & National
Corporation for National and Community Service

Thinking about life after AmeriCorps? Attend SAC’s Annual Career Fair this upcoming Tuesday!


Come meet employers who are actively hiring, believe in AmeriCorps’ values, and are eagerly looking to connect with AmeriCorps Members who will soon be finishing their service! Employers come from the non-profit, for-profit, and public sectors. Come talk to recruiters from Pacific Science CenterPlanned Parenthood ActionGirl Scouts of Western Washington and more! Don’t forget about the FREE RAFFLE for your chance to WIN $25 Starbucks and Ross Dress for Less giftcards, Pacific Science Center Tickets, and more!

Learn more and register here.

Hope to see you tonight at the Atlas Workbase in Queen Anne (500 Mercer St, Seattle, WA 98109) from 4:30-7:30!

Upcoming Event: Trivia at Fado Irish Pub!


AmeriCorps members are assembling for a tried & true tradition of trivia & tastes at one of our favorite downtown Irish Pubs! Join us for this fun St. Patrick’s tradition. Bring a friend.

Where: Fado Irish Pub @ 801 1st Ave, Seattle, WA 98104

When: Wednesday, March 28th from 6pm-8pm

*SPECIAL: extended happy hour just for you, because we ♥ you.*

Space is limited. Please RSVP so we can get a headcount for a reservation.

Facebook Event Here

Geeks Who Drink (Trivia) Rules: https://www.geekswhodrink.com/about/players