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Jan Masaoka’s LinkedIn article “What's wrong with ‘skills-based volunteering’” is a good reminder that the language we use matters. Read it here

Brigette Hyacinth’s LinkedIn article “The Two Most Important Words a Manager can say” reminds u sabout the importance of recognition in the workplace that applies to folks who manage employees AND volunteers. Read it here 

In an editorial for MinnPost titled “AmeriCorps VISTA’s grassroots structure threatened by Trump plan” Jim Scheibel outlines the Corporation for National and Community Service’s plan to close the state offices and why this change will harm programs that rely on AmeriCorps VISTA and Senior Corps resources. Read it here 

The Star Tribune published an article about the impending closure of all 46 state offices for CNCS (Corporation for National and Community Service) and how that will negatively impact the AmeriCorps VISTA and Senior Corps programs in Minnesota. Read it here

If you are concerned about the plan to close the state offices for CNCS (including Minnesota's, which is scheduled to close on May 1), then contact your congressional representatives and ask them to sign on to and support Rep. Betty McCollum's House billKeep Community Service Local Act