In March, 2014 WDVA’s VetCorps joins the Nation’s Leading National Service Organizations in a campaign to show how AmeriCorps members are making an impact on some of our nation’s toughest issues. From disaster relief and veteran reintegration to college access and childhood nutrition, AmeriCorps has engaged writers and producers in Hollywood who are ready to tell these stories. Our goal is simple, but ambitious: We envision a day when young Americans turn to each other and ask, “Where will your year of national service be?”
As one of the faces in this campaign, WDVA’s VetCorps is being highlighted for our work in Empowering Veterans!
Over the next three years, ServiceNation will lead this initiative, engaging entertainment companies and TV show executives in an effort to integrate powerful stories of service by AmeriCorps members into the scripts of their shows. Only two weeks ago, AmeriCorps was mentioned in an episode of HBO's True Detective, a direct result of this effort. In the coming months, the campaign plans to roll out other partnerships with humorous digital platforms, YouTube stars, social-minded brands, athletes, celebrities, and more successful integrations that will help tell the story of national service in America.
We also want to hear from you -- share this exciting news with your friends and family on social media using the hashtag #serveAyear. Tell us what you think or if you have a great idea about how AmeriCorps could play a role in your favorite show.
To learn more about this exciting campaign, check out http://www.serveayear.org/. And to find a VetCorps member near you, visit: http://www.dva.wa.gov/vet_conservation_corps.html Stay Tuned!