Heinrich To Announce New AmeriCorps Funding For New Mexico

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) will hold a media conference call Thursday, June 4 at 10:20 a.m. MT / 12:20 p.m. ET to announce new grants for New Mexico that will support AmeriCorps members serving the community with local organizations. Senator Heinrich is the first AmeriCorps alum to serve in the United States Senate and is a member of the National Service Congressional Caucus.

Senator Heinrich will be joined by Wendy Spencer, CEO of the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), the federal agency that administers AmeriCorps. CNCS engages more than 5 million Americans in service each year through its AmeriCorps, Senior Corps, Social Innovation Fund, and Volunteer Generation Fund programs, and leads the President's national call to service initiative, United We Serve.

Over the past two decades, more than 900,000 men and women have served in the AmeriCorps program, providing more than 1 billion hours of service to address critical challenges from poverty and hunger to disasters and the high school dropout crisis.

***Members of the media interested in participating should email pressoffice@cns.gov with "HEINRICH CALL" in the subject line .***

WHO: U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich and Wendy Spencer, CEO of the Corporation for National and Community Service

WHAT: Media call to announce new AmeriCorps grants for New Mexico  

WHEN: Thursday, June 4 at 12:20 p.m. ET / 10:20 a.m. MT

For more information about the Corporation for National and Community Service and AmeriCorps, visit NationalService.gov.