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Posted By John Perazzo On October 27, 2009 @ 9:44 am In DTN Profiles | No Comments
AmeriCorps is a government-funded public-service network that was formally launched  when President Bill Clinton  signed the 1993 National and Community Service Trust Act … “to improve lives, strengthen communities, and foster civic engagement through service and volunteering.” …
AmeriCorps members are paid workers, not volunteers….
Financed by the federal government, AmeriCorps funnels taxpayer dollars into the coffers of selected nonprofit organizations, which in turn use that money to pay the young people who register for a term of service with them. The recipients of AmeriCorps grants tend to be organizations whose politics fall on the left side of the spectrum, and whose efforts are focused on such projects as environmental activism, social-welfare programs, legal-aid assistance, political activism, teacher-education programs, community-organizer training, public health initiatives, childcare services, and ethnic-identity politics. Among the more notable recipients  of AmeriCorps funding is the National Council of La Raza .
For the entire AmeriCorps profile, click here .
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 click here: http://www.discoverthenetworks.org/groupProfile.asp?grpid=7489
 launched: http://www.americorps.gov/pdf/factsheet_ac.pdf
 Bill Clinton: http://www.discoverthenetworks.org/individualProfile.asp?indid=644
 Among the more notable recipients: http://126.96.36.199/search?q=cache:Eyf-M9DERxcJ:www.nationalservice.gov/about/newsroom/releases_detail.asp%3Ftbl_pr_id%3D1340+americorps+grants&cd=8&hl=en&ct=clnk&gl=us
 National Council of La Raza: http://www.discoverthenetworks.org/groupProfile.asp?grpid=153
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