The following is excerpted from a friend of mine, Elizabeth Caudill. She is the Director of Higher Education and Workforce at the Dallas Regional Chamber and an AmeriCorps VISTA alumnus:
In the current proposed federal budget the Corporation for National and Community Service is recommended to be shut down completely over the next year. For decades the CNCS has overseen programs that combat poverty, remove educational attainment barriers, and provide opportunities for people of all ages to contribute to their communities.
Not only do programs like AmeriCorps VISTA impact the personal journey of each Corps member, but they dramatically impact the lives of those they serve.
Please use your voice, tell your story, and contact Congress during this important time to help save AmeriCorps and Senior Corps.
Follow this link for a quick an easy way to exercise your right to advocate for our communities: