This year we celebrate MLK Day’s 20th anniversary as a national day of service. While the birthday of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr has been a federal holiday since the early eighties, it wasn’t until 1994, when an act of Congress created the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), that we began to observe the date as a “day on, not a day off.”Read more
SCA has proudly partnered with AmeriCorps since this national service program began in 1993. AmeriCorps places thousands of young adults into intensive service positions where they learn valuable work skills, earn money for education, and develop an appreciation for citizenship. AmeriCorps partners recruit, train, and place AmeriCorps members to meet critical community needs in education, public safety, health, and the environment.
Whether improving schools, ﬁghting poverty, rebuilding after disasters, providing health services, preserving the environment, or supporting veterans and military families, AmeriCorps members get things done. Over the past two decades, AmeriCorps members have contributed more than 1 billion hours in service across America while tackling pressing problems and mobilizing millions of volunteers for the organizations they serve.