Buffalo – Mayor Byron W. Brown today thanked the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), the federal agency that administers the AmeriCorps program, for recognizing the City of Buffalo as one of the top cities that generate the most AmeriCorps members.
“Congratulations to all the 2018 AmeriStates and AmeriCities,” said Mayor Brown. “Our continued partnership with AmeriCorps is helping us build a brighter tomorrow for all of our residents.”
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, including Buffalo, by tutoring and mentoring young people, connecting people to jobs, caring for seniors and meeting other critical needs.
This year, Buffalo made the list of top ten cities that generated the most AmeriCorps members.
“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.”
Since 1994, more than 1 million AmeriCorps members have provided more than 1.4 billion hours of service and earned more than $3.6 billion in education scholarships, more than $1 billion of which has been used to pay back student debt. Those interested in joining AmeriCorps can learn more at AmeriCorps.gov/Join.
Below are the nation’s top 10 AmeriCorps member-producing states and cities for 2018: STATES
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.