Congressman Jim Clyburn to Announce New AmeriCorps Funding for South Carolina

Jun 3, 2015

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman James Clyburn (D-SC) will hold a media conference call Friday, June 5 at 9:15 a.m. EDT to announce new grants for South Carolina that will support AmeriCorps members serving the community with local organizations.

Rep. Clyburn will be joined by Wendy Spencer, CEO of the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), the federal agency that administers AmeriCorps. CNCS engages more than 5 million Americans in service each year 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 900,000 men and women have served in the AmeriCorps program, providing more than 1 billion hours of service to address critical challenges from poverty and hunger to disasters and the dropout crisis.

Who:               Rep. Jim Clyburn
                       Wendy Spencer, CEO, Corporation for National and Community Service

What:              Media Call Announcing AmeriCorps Grants for South Carolina

When:             Friday, June 5, 2015
                       9:15 a.m. EDT
                       Attendees are encouraged to dial into the call early, allowing time for the Operator to place them into the conference call

Number:         888-989-6494    PASSCODE: 4130

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

For more information about the Corporation for National and Community Service and AmeriCorps, visit NationalService.gov.

For more information about Rep. Clyburn and his work in Congress, visit Clyburn.House.gov.