The role of the SNAP program isn’t to provide additional money to paid government volunteers; it is to help feed hungry American families. Senator John Thune, R-ND, in an article framing food stamps as a perk for paid government volunteers. Right. Food stamps (SNAP benefits) are to help feed hungry Americans. At an AmeriCorps salary,… Continue reading

In 2011, AmeriCorps received a whopping 582,000 applications for just 82,000 positions.  This is up from 536,000 in 2010 for 85,000 spots. That means that over two years, nearly 1 million Americans have been turned away from serving the country through AmeriCorps. This is VERY sad to me. We definitely need more national service opportunities,… Continue reading

No day but TODAY

The U.S. House of Representatives recently passed legislation that would shut down the Corporation for National and Community Service. If this bill were to become law it would eliminate AmeriCorps, Learn & Serve, Foster Grandparents, Senior Companions and the other service programs.The Senate has been debating the budget all week, but the legislators have failed… Continue reading No day but TODAY