Why is it important?
Our AmeriCorps Members join 80,000 other members in service this year. Since AmeriCorps’ inception in 1994, over 1 Million people have served as Corps Members, contributing 1.4 billion hours of service to communities throughout the United States.
670 individuals will serve as AmeriCorps member. Since 1994, more than 16,000 Virginia residents have served more than 26 million hours. Arlington County AmeriCorps have provided over 170,000 hours of service.
Since 2009, 79 AmeriCorps members have served wih Aspire!. Our AmeriCorps members contributed over 100,000 hours since then. Before AmeriCorps 66% of our students improved their reading skills, after the first year with AmeriCorps 80% improved, and last year 95% of our student improved their reading.