Why Does Matching the Segal Education Award Matter to the Mid-Atlantic Region?
The Mid-Atlantic Region (Maryland, DC, and Delaware) benefits substantially from National Service, receiving over $30 million annually in the value of AmeriCorps members and programs. AmeriCorps members continue to serve their communities throughout their lives as they grow to be engaged community leaders in every sector of the economy. It is in the interest of improving community life in our region to retain those people who have already dedicated a year or more of their lives to national service. CCMA’s VISTA members sustainably build our institutions’ and community partners’ capacity to solve sticky, complex, structural social problems. Matching the Segal Education Award recognizes and rewards their service, and it also incentivizes keeping these community leaders in our region.