Friday, September 12, 2014


DETROIT – Today, Congressman John Conyers Jr. (MI-13) issued the following statement in recognition of the 20th 
U.S. Representative
John Conyers, Jr.
anniversary of the AmeriCorps program:

“Twenty years ago, AmeriCorps was founded in order to foster civic engagement and help meet our domestic obligations to one another.  It has succeeded with flying colors.  AmeriCorps has immeasurably strengthened our communities and it continues to embody the very best of American ideals.

In Michigan this year, more than 1,400 individuals will join through the AmeriCorps program to fulfill unmet needs in education, environmental justice, economic fairness and community development.  These men and women join a proud tradition: since 1994 over 25,000 Michiganders have served in AmeriCorps, where they have provided over $80 million worth of vital services to our communities.  

More than anyone, the volunteers for AmeriCorps exhibit the spirt needed to heal our nation’s divisions.  Their spirit is defined not by self-interest and personal gain, but by self-sacrifice and personal initiative.  I congratulate AmeriCorps in celebrating their 20th anniversary and I wish the program all the best for the next twenty years and more.”

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