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Check out this new video celebrating the 20th anniversary of AmeriCorps and learn more about how you could make a difference with AmeriCorps!

Every day in communities throughout New York and across the country, AmeriCorps members are having an impact on critical issues. Whether improving schools, fighting poverty, rebuilding communities after disasters, providing health services, preserving the environment, or supporting veterans and military families, AmeriCorps members are getting things done.

Since its inception in 1994, more than 830,000 men and women have taken the AmeriCorps pledge, serving more than one billion hours and improving the lives of countless Americans. The New York State Commission on National and Community Service is proud to support the work of more than 2,500 AmeriCorps State members who are working in communities throughout New York.

In addition to AmeriCorps State members, more than 5,200 AmeriCorps National, AmeriCorps VISTA, and NCCC members are serving at nearly 1,000 locations in New York State. An additional 20,000 older New Yorkers are serving through SeniorCorps. These members are serving their communities, learning valuable skills, making lifelong friends, and earning money to help pay for college or student loans.

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The New York State Commission on National and Community Service
Welcomes Linda Cohen as New Executive Director

From the Governor’s announcement:

“I am pleased to announce the appointments of Margaret Egan and Linda Cohen to my administration,” Governor Cuomo said. “Each brings to our administration a wealth of knowledge and experience that will help us continue to deliver results for New Yorkers.”

Linda J. Cohen will serve as Executive Director for the State Commission on National and Community Service. Prior to joining the commission, Linda served for a dozen years as Executive Director of the New York State Corps Collaboration, where she was responsible for one of the nation’s largest AmeriCorps programs. She also served as Executive Director of the New York State Dispute Resolution Association, as a contributing writer for Inside Sports Magazine and in various positions within all three branches of New York state government. She is graduate of Union College, Albany Law School and the National Law Center at George Washington University.

“I am proud to join the Cuomo administration and I thank the Governor for the opportunity to lead the effort to involve all New Yorkers in service to their communities, our great State and the nation,” said Linda Cohen. “As recent events have shown, in the times of greatest need, the citizens of New York support one another. I am looking forward to building upon that dedication and spirit to ensure that we are always ready to respond to whatever challenges the future holds.”

Read the full announcement here (http://www.governor.ny.gov/press/02252014-administration-appointments).

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