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Governor Jared Polis Welcomes Deputy Secretary of Education Cindy Marten as Colorado Continues Nation-Leading Support for Education

TUESDAY, MAY 3, DENVER - Gov. Polis today welcomed Deputy Secretary of Education Cindy Marten to Colorado on a visit highlighting Colorado’s innovative, robust support for education, a top priority for the Polis Administration since day one. Governor Polis and Deputy Secretary Marten joined Lt.

Gov. Polis Announces Boards and Commissions Appointments

MARCH 25, 2022 - The Commission shall recommend to the Governor a comprehensive national and community service plan for the state that is developed through an open and public process and updated annually.  The plan shall address the state’s needs in the areas of school safety, preventing youth violence, literacy and mentoring or disadvantaged youth.  The Commission also administers funds received from the Corporation on National and Community Service.

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New AmeriCorps Program Tackles Healthcare Workforce Shortage

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 2022 - DENVER - Today, the Polis-Primavera Administration, Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, Colorado Department of Labor and Employment, Serve Colorado, and Community Resource Center are proud to announce the creation of the Colorado Healthcare Corps. Colorado Healthcare Corps will recruit approximately 150 AmeriCorps members to serve in healthcare facilities statewide, providing critical support to the state’s healthcare system. 

New Collaboration to Support the Economic Mobility of Coloradans

FRIDAY, JANUARY 14TH, 2022 - DENVER –  Ahead of Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service on Monday, January 17, Governor Jared Polis, Lt. Governor Dianne Primavera, Senator Michael Bennet, AmeriCorps CEO Michael D. Smith, Jill Hunsaker Ryan, Executive Director of Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE), and other service community leaders gathered virtually to celebrate the creation of a new Economic Mobility Partnership, designed to save Coloradans money.  In support of this partnership, Governor Polis and Lt.

Gov. Polis Announces Boards and Commissions Appointments

OCTOBER 19, 2021 -

Governor’s Commission on Community Service - Serve Colorado

The Commission shall recommend to the Governor a comprehensive national and community service plan for the state that is developed through an open and public process and updated annually.  The plan shall address the state’s needs in the areas of school safety, preventing youth violence, literacy and mentoring or disadvantaged youth.  The Commission also administers funds received from the Corporation on National and Community Service.

 

Serve Colorado Announces $10 Million in Funding for AmeriCorps Programs in Colorado

SEPTEMBER 30TH, 2021. DENVER — Serve Colorado, which administers Colorado’s AmeriCorps State program, announced today that AmeriCorps has awarded $10,026,259 in federal grants to place AmeriCorps members across Colorado. The Colorado AmeriCorps State program is a national service program that employs national service and volunteerism to address critical needs in local communities across the state.. 

Colorado’s COVID-19 Containment Response Corps Wins National Award

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 2021- DENVER — The Colorado COVID-19 Containment Response Corps (CCRC) was recognized virtually last week at the 2021 America’s Service Commissions (ASC) Innovation and Leadership Awards with the Outstanding Service Program award. Governor Polis and Lieutenant Governor Dianne Primavera provided remarks for the event. 

Serve Colorado Announces Grant Competition for AmeriCorps Programs

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 2021 DENVER — Serve Colorado, which administers Colorado’s AmeriCorps State program, is now accepting applications from nonprofit organizations, state and local agencies, and federally recognized Tribes who are interested in placing AmeriCorps members in Colorado. AmeriCorps grants help expand services or reach underserved communities through people power. Concept papers for new AmeriCorps programs are due to Serve Colorado on October 4, 2021 11:59 PM MT. There will be an information session on Friday, September 24 at 9:30 am MT.

Polis-Primavera Administration, Representative Neguse Announce the Creation of the Colorado Climate Corps

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 2021
NEDERLAND — Today, Lt. Governor Dianne Primavera and Representative Joe Neguse announced the creation of the Colorado Climate Corps at an AmeriCorps service site in Nederland. 

Colorado Climate Corps is a collaboration with the Colorado Interagency Climate Team. The Colorado Climate Corps will have a multi-pronged strategy to address climate change and advance the Governor’s bold goals of moving Colorado’s electric grid to 100% renewable sources by 2040 and protecting the environment for future generations.