Browsing: AmeriCorps

FEMA partners with AmeriCorps to create FEMA Corps


The Federal Emergency Management Agency has joined forces with the Corporation for National And Community service to create a new program that takes 18 to 24 year old volunteers and trains them to be the next generation of FEMA managers, according to the agency. The program would draw upon 1,600 members of AmeriCorps who will spend a minimum of 1,700 hours working directly in disaster response. The first members will begin serving in this August and the program will reach its full capacity within 18 months, according to FEMA. FEMA says the program will “enhance the federal government’s disaster capabilities,…