|FEMA and AmeriCorps to Celebrate 10th Anniversary of FEMA Corps and Host Ceremonial Signing of New Five-Year Agreement|
|WASHINGTON — FEMA and AmeriCorps will celebrate the 10th anniversary of FEMA Corps and host a ceremonial signing of a five-year renewal of the inter-agency agreement during an event at FEMA headquarters in Washington, D.C.
WHEN: 9:30 a.m. EDT, Monday, May 16, 2022
WHO: FEMA Administrator Deanne Criswell
AmeriCorps CEO Michael D. Smith
WHERE: FEMA Headquarters
500 C Street SW, Washington DC, 20024
Please RSVP to FEMA-News-Desk@fema.dhs.gov or firstname.lastname@example.org with your name and outlet. Space on site is very limited and subject to COVID-19 related protocols. Upon confirmation, the press teams will provide logistical information.
FEMA Corps is a unique, team-based service program that provides 18‐24‐year‐old participants the opportunity to serve communities impacted by disaster while gaining professional development experience with intense training through the AmeriCorps NCCC program. Members are responsible for completing Corps Training Institute, earning 1700 service hours, participating in physical training and contributing to various team activities.
Since 2000, AmeriCorps NCCC teams have assisted 20.6 million people in disaster areas, recruited or coordinated nearly 940,000 volunteers, assisted more than 33,000 veterans, served 6.1 million meals, protected more than 1.6 million acres of land through firefighting and fire management, and more.
Learn more about the AmeriCorps and FEMA partnership and service opportunities with FEMA Corps.