On Friday, August 17, the White House welcomed 150 AmeriCorps Alumni leaders from 25 states, including Boston Alums Chapter Co-Chair, Moira Mannix, for a day-long briefing highlighting national service as a pathway to opportunity and career advancement.
“President Obama has always been a strong supporter of the AmeriCorps program and the role members play in strengthening communities across our country,” said Jon Carson, deputy assistant to the president and director of the Office of Public Engagement.
The event included breakout sessions for AmeriCorps Alums to share their stories with leading officials including Wendy Spencer, chief executive officer, Corporation for National and Community Service; Bill Basl, director, AmeriCorps; Jon Carson, director, White House Office of Public Engagement; Jonathan Greenblatt, director, White House Office of Social Innovation and Civic Participation; and Mayor John Fetterman of Braddock, PA.
In addition, 12 AmeriCorps Alums were honored as “Champions of Change.” These extraordinary leaders demonstrate how AmeriCorps alumni have leveraged their national service experience to become influential in their careers and leaders in their communities.
For more information about the event, see the AmeriCorps Alums blog.