How Obama and Congress Failed AmeriCorps, And Failed America – Again | National Journal

Posted: August 1, 2013 in Congress, National Politics, The President, Uncategorized

Michael Volkmanns Blog

AMERICORPS

 

During his first presidential race, Barack Obama pledged to “expand and fund AmeriCorps from 75,000 slots today to 250,000” volunteers, putting service-minded millennials to work on the nation’s toughest problems.

After just three months in office, he signed the Edward M. Kennedy Serve America Act authorizing the expansion of the Clinton-era program to the goal of 250,000. He had kept his promise, Obama boasted, and he declared 2009 the dawn of a “new era of service.” [Read the full article]

 

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