Mayor Michael Tubbs and Next100's Emma Vadehra co-author Washington Post piece on scaling AmeriCorps – Next100
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Mayor Michael Tubbs and Next100’s Emma Vadehra co-author Washington Post piece on scaling AmeriCorps

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.

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.

 

 

About the Author

Emma Vadehra Changing the Game

Emma Vadehra is the executive director of Next100. She previously served as chief of staff at the U.S. Department of Education under Secretaries Arne Duncan and John B. King, Jr. and as senior education counsel for the late senator Edward M. Kennedy. She is an education policy wonk, an advocate for progressive policy change, and a believer in the next generation.

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