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Serve Wisconsin to provide AmeriCorps funding for two Racine and Kenosha programs

Racine and Kenosha will have more COVID-19 support as Serve Wisconsin has just announced that it has received $322,255 in AmeriCorps funding to help support two area AmeriCorps programs. The grant will support both Public Allies Milwaukee Racine/Kenosha and the Racine Zoo AmeriCorps program.  “This funding will put 888 AmeriCorps members, including 25 members from […]

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Letter to the Editor: Thank You Governor Evers and Wisconsin Legislature

Thank you, Governor Evers and members of the Wisconsin Assembly and Senate for your bipartisan effort to exempt the AmeriCorps Segal Education Award from state income tax. In particular, we acknowledge Representative David Bowen for his work submitting the proposal for inclusion in Governor Evers’s Executive Budget and Senator Dale Kooyenga for supporting the proposal […]

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Serve Wisconsin Now Accepting Nominations for the 2021 Governor’s Service Awards

Serve Wisconsin is pleased to open nominations for the 2021 Governor’s Service Awards, with the award ceremony taking place on Wednesday, August 4, at the Monona Terrace Community and Convention Center in Madison. The Governor’s Service Awards honor outstanding national service members, volunteers, and programs that have helped address pressing needs in their communities. Those […]

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Serve Wisconsin Recruiting Organizations Working to Alleviate Poverty in Wisconsin

Serve Wisconsin is seeking to place 20 AmeriCorps VISTA members this August in nonprofits, schools, and government agencies to help them build organizational capacity to alleviate poverty in Wisconsin.  To learn how AmeriCorps VISTA members can assist in reducing poverty, organization can register to attend one of four virtual presentations this April. Tuesday, April 13 […]

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Letter to Editor: Eliminating the State Income Tax on the AmeriCorps Education Award

By Jeanne Duffy Executive Director of Serve Wisconsin AmeriCorps members make a difference in Racine and communities throughout Wisconsin, and we can make a difference for them by exempting the AmeriCorps education award from state income tax. Each year, over 1,200 AmeriCorps members serve 1 million hours at nearly 350 service sites across Wisconsin. AmeriCorps […]

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VISTA Program Members Now Available to Local Organizations

MADISON – Serve Wisconsin, the state’s commission for national and community service, is seeking to place 20 AmeriCorps VISTA (Volunteers In Service To America) members in nonprofits, schools, and government agencies working to end poverty due to racial disparities. According to a Serve Wisconsin news release, the VISTA Members can help organizations with resource development, […]

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Serve Wisconsin Announces $234,446 in AmeriCorps Funding for Racine AmeriCorps Programs

Serve Wisconsin proudly announced that Wisconsin has received $7.3 million in federal funding to support AmeriCorps programming and celebrated the kickoff of the AmeriCorps program year on October 30 at a virtual Opening Ceremony.   Included within those funds are $234,446 in AmeriCorps funding for two AmeriCorps programs specifically centered in Racine and Kenosha, with several […]