Stockton, CA, Mayor Michael Tubbs and Next100 Executive Director Emma Vadehra write in The Washington Post that scaling up AmeriCorps now would not only help the young people disproportionately affected by joblessness, but also serve as a lifeline for communities hardest hit by the virus.
Mayor Tubbs and Vadehra write:
“Expanding AmeriCorps in the wake of covid-19 is far from a silver bullet. But national service must be a part of our recovery. Doing so can help restore confidence in our public institutions and government. It can hasten our return to society, deliver direct support to communities and provide employment and training pathways for young American.”
Read the full piece and the rest of The Washington Post’s series on solutions to mitigate COVID-19’s impact here.