DENVER — Monday, March 7, 2016 — Lt. Gov. Joe Garcia and Serve Colorado-The Governor’s Commission on Community Service are celebrating AmeriCorps Week, March 7-12, to highlight the extraordinary impact AmeriCorps members are making in communities across Colorado and nationally.
Since 1994, more than 30,000 Colorado residents have served in an AmeriCorps program. These members have served more than 27 million hours and have qualified for Segal AmeriCorps Education Awards totaling more than $65,340,000. These education scholarships can be used for student loans and education costs at eligible post-secondary institutions.