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Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson

Representing the 30th District of TEXAS

Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson Announces AmeriCorps Funding for Dallas Organizations

Jun 21, 2017
Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson, announces that the state of Texas will receive $14.6 million in AmeriCorps funding from the OneStar Foundation, Texas’ National Service Commission. Four organizations in District 30 were granted funding–CitySquare, Regarding Partners, Teach for America, and City Year, Inc.-Dallas:

“Congratulations to CitySquare, Regarding Partners, Teach for America, and City Year, Inc.-Dallas who have been selected to receive the grant funding for 2017-2018 from the OneStar Foundation,” said Congresswoman Johnson. “I am certain that those who choose to volunteer with AmeriCorps will have a rewarding experience as they serve those in our community at one of these organizations.”

The new funding will support over 2,500 AmeriCorps members to meet local needs in Texas. In return, the members will collectively earn up to $11.7 million in education awards for each completing up to 1,700 hours of service. The volunteers will receive training and orientation so they can serve at nonprofits, state agencies, school districts and institutions of higher education throughout the State of Texas and District 30.

 

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