A few things to share with everyone:
- All our current programming is in the previous federal budget and will continue. None of our programs will experience a termination of activities because of the OMB announcement
- We have been here before. CNCS has been zeroed out in previous budgets and the strong results of these programs across the country have always proven themselves worthy of federal investment.
- Advocates for national service are already organizing and preparing to make the case for why this investment is not just a wise investment of taxpayers dollars but a value add for our local communities. Please take a moment to check out Voices for National Service and call your representatives in Congress to voice your support for national service and the work of Campus Compact of Oreogn.
- But remember: no AmeriCorps member or staff person who is paid with funds from CNCS can participate in legislative or political advocacy. These restrictions may be under closer scrutiny than ever. If you feel this may apply to you or have questions, please review the policy here.
We value the work all of our service members are doing to improve the education system in Oregon so students can thrive, graduate, and become economically self sufficient. Please help us sustain these important programs!
From all of us at Campus Compact of Oregon, thank you!