(Washington, DC) Serve DC – The Mayor’s Office on Volunteerism and Mayor Adrian M. Fenty announce the District of Columbia’s fourth annual AmeriCorps Week – a week-long celebration that highlights the work of the more than 1,800 AmeriCorps members in the District and seeks to encourage more DC residents to serve their communities. Mayor Fenty honored the service and commitment of AmeriCorps members by issuing a proclamation and officially declaring May 8th - 15th “AmeriCorps Week in the District.”
“I am so proud of the men and women in this community who are tirelessly serving in so many capacities across the District. We owe them a debt of gratitude, and I am thrilled to celebrate those who are doing so much to strengthen our city,” said Mayor Adrian M. Fenty.
The week kicks off on Friday, May 7th at 7:05 pm at Nationals Park with “AmeriCorps at Bat! Night at the Washington Nationals,” where AmeriCorps members, alums and supporters will celebrate the service of AmeriCorps members in the District and enjoy a night of baseball.
On Tuesday, May 11th, the DC AmeriCorps Leadership Council (DC ALC) is hosting “Speed Networking for Good,” an event for AmeriCorps members and alums. Participants will have the opportunity to meet community and nonprofit leaders.
Also on May 11th, Serve DC will host the National Service Participant Management Institute – a day of training and learning about working with National Service participants with non-apparent disabilities and learning disabilities.
On Saturday, May 15th, Serve DC and the DC ALC will host the eighth annual All Corps Service Day. This year’s project will focus on beautifying the Petworth, North Capitol, Columbia Heights, U Street and Adam’s Morgan neighborhoods.
Every year, more than 85,000 Americans serve as AmeriCorps members across the nation, and in Washington, DC, more than 1,800 AmeriCorps members provide critical services to residents in all eight wards of the city.
As Serve DC embarks on its 10th anniversary coordinating volunteer efforts in the District of Columbia, residents are encouraged to visit serve.dc.gov often to find out about local service opportunities in their community.