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Submitted by mbrodbeck on Wed, 12/08/2021 - 14:34
Public Health AmeriCorps is here!

CDC rolls out plan to boost public health workforce

Sarah Owermohle and Krista Mahr
Politico | April 6, 2022

CDC Director, Rochelle Walensky, announced a tranche of grants aimed at building up the U.S. public health workforce through an initiative called Public Health AmeriCorps. The partnership between the CDC and AmeriCorps will fund up to 5,000 positions over the next five years, bolstering an under-resourced workforce.

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AmeriCorps goes to summer camp

Mary Benjamin
Fort Bragg Advocate-News | May 7, 2022

A partnership between the San Francisco Boys and Girls Club and AmeriCorps brought a team of eight young adults and their team leader to Camp Mendocino in Jackson State Demonstration Forest to repair, rebuild, and clear hiking trails. Read more from Fort Bragg Advocate News.

Wisconsin receives nearly $6M to help public health orgs, AmeriCorps recruitment

Victor Jacobo 
58 WDTVJ CBS | April 29 

AmeriCorps, state and local officials announced nearly $6 million to help Wisconsin's community and public health organizations after two years of the pandemic has strained the workforce for the field. The Public Health AmeriCorps funds will support four organizations to recruit more than 200 AmeriCorps members. Read more from 58 WDTVJ CBS.

Teacher on Mission to Donate 1 Million Books, Gets Special Surprise

TODAY | April 29, 2022

Teacher Jennifer William’s dedication to reading is raising the bar, as she works to donate one million books. TODAY’s Jenna Bush Hager sits down with Williams to hear more about her mission, and she’s surprised with 10,000 books to donate! Find out more on TODAY.

FEMA Administrator Celebrates Earth Day with AmeriCorps and FEMA Corps

Homeland Security Today | April 28, 2022

FEMA Administrator joined AmeriCorps Chief Executive Officer, Washington Parks & People Executive Director and President, and AmeriCorps and FEMA Corps team members for an Earth Day service project at Marvin Gaye Community Center in Washington, D.C. Read more on Homeland Security Today.


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