Colorado: Lt. Governor Primavera, Major General Clellan, Americorps CEO Commemorate First in the Nation AmeriCorps Service Agreement

DENVER ~ Denver, CO - Lieutenant Governor Dianne Primavera and Major General Laura Clellan of the Colorado National Guard came together today to commemorate the renewal of their Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) during a signing ceremony. This MOU creates joint service pathways for Colorado AmeriCorps and National Guard members, building upon the initial agreement established in April 2023.

The partnership between Serve Colorado and Colorado National Guard programs has been expanded to increase the impact that individuals in service have on their communities, while also providing more opportunities for professional development. Lt. Governor Primavera expressed her excitement for this continued partnership, stating, "AmeriCorps and Colorado National Guard members are service-minded, collaborative, and strive to make a difference in local communities across our state every day."

Major General Clellan echoed this sentiment, emphasizing the importance of investing in the people of the Colorado National Guard. She stated, "This program offers our service members opportunities in the public sector, but it also exposes public service-minded individuals in AmeriCorps to opportunities in the National Guard. It's a win-win for members of both organizations and ultimately benefits the citizens of Colorado."

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Under this renewed MOU, Serve Colorado and the Colorado National Guard will continue to work together to share opportunities for service in both organizations with incoming, current, and exiting servicemembers and AmeriCorps members. This collaboration allows National Guard servicemembers to gain additional professional development and educational opportunities through serving with AmeriCorps in fields such as education, climate action, and health. Similarly, AmeriCorps members have the opportunity to expand their state and national service by serving with the National Guard.

Michael D. Smith, CEO of AmeriCorps, praised Serve Colorado's commitment to creating pathways from service to careers through this partnership with the Colorado National Guard. He stated that through this initiative "National Guard AmeriCorps members will have the opportunity to meet pressing community needs while building professional skills and earning money for their education."

For more information about Serve Colorado and the Colorado Climate Corps, visit AmeriCorps, the federal agency for national service and volunteerism, provides opportunities for Americans to serve their country domestically, address the nation's most pressing challenges, improve lives and communities, and strengthen civic engagement. Each year, the agency places more than 200,000 AmeriCorps members and AmeriCorps Seniors volunteers in intensive service roles and empowers millions more to serve as long-term, short-term, or one-time volunteers. To learn more about how to get involved with AmeriCorps, visit

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This renewed MOU between Serve Colorado and the Colorado National Guard highlights their commitment to creating opportunities for individuals of all backgrounds to be a part of the national service community, grow personally and professionally, and receive benefits for their service. With this partnership in place, both organizations are poised to make a greater impact on their communities and continue strengthening civic engagement in Colorado.

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