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New List Reveals Top States, Cities that Produce AmeriCorps Members

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New List Reveals Top States, Cities that Produce AmeriCorps Members

Baltimore secures #1 slot; West Virginia, Washington, D.C., Minnesota, New Orleans, Boston, and Utah among locations with top bragging rights

PR Newswire

WASHINGTON, Aug. 7, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- As part of its annual recruitment effort, the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), the federal agency that administers the AmeriCorps program, today released its annual rankings of the states and cities that generate the most AmeriCorps members.

West Virginia, Washington, D.C., and Minnesota take the top three spots in the states category. Baltimore, Minneapolis-St. Paul, and New Orleans claim the highest slots in the large cities listing, with Provo, Utah; Lowell, Mass.; and Providence, R.I. ranking highest among small cities. The full rankings can be found here.

"AmeriCorps is America at its best – people putting compassion into action," said Barbara Stewart, CEO of the Corporation for National and Community Service, the federal agency that administers the national service program. "Whether they come from big cities or small towns, all AmeriCorps members take the same pledge: to get things done for America. In thousands of communities across the country, organizations are looking for dedicated Americans to make the same commitment. With their service, we will continue to create a safer, stronger, more united nation."

Every year, 75,000 AmeriCorps members serve through 21,600 schools, nonprofits, and community and faith-based organizations across the country. These citizens have played a critical role in the recovery of communities affected by Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria. They also tutor and mentor young people, connect veterans to jobs, care for seniors, reduce crime and revive cities, fight the opioid epidemic, and meet other critical needs. Those interested in joining AmeriCorps can learn more at AmeriCorps.gov/Join.

"Congratulations to all our 2018 AmeriStates and AmeriCities," said Chester Spellman, director of AmeriCorps. "By taking the AmeriCorps pledge, citizens from these communities are building a brighter tomorrow. Their service as AmeriCorps members exemplifies what it means to be an American. I salute every AmeriCorps member for their dedication and determination to 'get things done' and encourage other Americans to make the same commitment."

AmeriCorps is administered by the Corporation for National and Community Service, a federal agency that engages millions of Americans in service through AmeriCorps and Senior Corps, and leads the nation's volunteering and service efforts. For more information, visit www.NationalService.gov.

 

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