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Every day, Ohioans are making extraordinary contributions to the communities where they live, work, and play. Learn more about the impact AmeriCorps members and volunteers have on the communities they serve, stay current on service and volunteerism trends, and be the first to know about upcoming funding opportunities, events, and special initiatives.

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Each year – for the past 25 years – thousands of Americans have taken this pledge to become AmeriCorps members. They come together with a common commitment to build community and improve lives through service. Putting aside their own needs and individual challenges, they share a transformational experience that benefits both themselves and the neighborhoods in which they live.

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The 2019-20 AmeriCorps program year has begun! Across the state, Ohio’s 23 AmeriCorps State programs are kicking off with orientations that prepare members for their intensive terms of service.

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In a moving letter to his supervisors, Tyler Poulakos, 2017-19 AmeriCorps Member, reflects on the impact his AmeriCorps service had on shaping who he is and who he wants to become - helping him find "my why."

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As longtime AmeriCorps Program Director Dayle Deardurff retires this month, she reflects on her career focused on strengthening her community through service and volunteerism. One of her main takeaways is that AmeriCorps is comprised of wonderful people who are really making this a better world.

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Diversity, equity, and inclusion creates stronger communities. When everyone has a seat - and a voice - at the table, we can find solutions to address our most pressing problems and have a positive impact on the entire community. AmeriCorps members have a unique opportunity to be community conveners and help to ensure that everyone they serve has a voice that is heard.

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