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Boozman to Announce New AmeriCorps Funding for Arkansas

Boozman to Announce New AmeriCorps Funding for Arkansas

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator John Boozman will hold a media conference call Wednesday, June 15 at 2:00 EST1:00 CST to announce new grants for Arkansas that will support AmeriCorps members serving the community with local organizations.

Boozman will be joined by Wendy Spencer, CEO of the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), the federal agency that administers AmeriCorps. CNCS engages millions of Americans in service through its AmeriCorps, Senior Corps, Social Innovation Fund, and Volunteer Generation Fund programs, and leads the President’s national call to service initiative, United We Serve.

Over the past two decades, more than 980,000 Americans have served in AmeriCorps providing more than 1.3 billion hours of service, and earning more than $3.1 billion in education scholarships. 532 AmeriCorps members serve in 515 locations across the Arkansas.

Who:              U.S. Sen. John Boozman Wendy Spencer, CEO, Corporation for National and Community Service

What:             Media call to announce new AmeriCorps grants for Arkansas

When:            Wednesday, June 15, 2016 2:00 EST/1:00 CST Attendees are encouraged to dial into the call early, allowing time for the Operator to place them into the conference. 

Number:        888-677-5735 PASSCODE: 2506845

Please RSVP to pressoffice@cns.gov with “BOOZMAN CALL” in the subject line.

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