Today I announced that Memphis-area organizations have received federal investments of $4,022,791 this year for AmeriCorps and Senior Corps programs. The funds are being distributed by the Corporation for National & Community Service (CNCS) to increase access to early childhood education and other educational-related programs and to engage seniors in community service.
I am pleased that AmeriCorps and Senior Corps have made such an investment in the 9th District. Programs like AmeriCorps and Senior Corps strengthen our community by educating our youth and providing opportunities for seniors to make a difference. More than 9,500 citizens of all ages are serving in CNCS programs across the state. Without AmeriCorps and Senior Corps, these individuals might not otherwise interact and work together to improve our community.