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February 2022
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Sen. Coons joins AmeriCorps CEO Michael Smith for AmeriCorps Swearing-in Ceremony, Habitat for Humanity site visit 

by Habitat for Humanity of New Castle County

*MEDIA ADVISORY*

 Sen. Coons joins AmeriCorps CEO Michael Smith for AmeriCorps Swearing-in Ceremony, Habitat for Humanity site visit

WILMINGTON, Del. – Today at 1:30pm, U.S. Senator Chris Coons (D-Del.) along with Michael Smith, CEO of AmeriCorps will host a swearing-in ceremony for participating AmeriCorps programs in Delaware at Wilmington Public Library. Participating AmeriCorps programs may include Economic Mobility Corps, National Health Corps–Delaware, Public Allies Delaware, Reading Assist, and Teach for America–Delaware. Events will conclude following a site visit from Senator Coons and Michael Smith at New Castle County Habitat for Humanity welcoming a new homeowner.

Sen. Coons, a long time AmeriCorps champion and inductee into the National Service Hall of Fame in 2021, helped to secure $1 billion for AmeriCorps and AmeriCorps Seniors in the American Rescue Plan. As the lead author of the CORPS Act, Sen. Coons has led the charge to grow AmeriCorps to 250,000 members annually and advocated for an increased federal investment to make that goal a reality.

WHO: U.S. Senator Chris Coons (D-Del.), Michael Smith, AmeriCorps CEO

WHEN: AmeriCorps ceremony, 1:30pm-2:50pm; Habitat for Humanity site visit, 3:00pm-4:00pm

  • 1:30pm-2:30pm: AmeriCorps Service Community Gathering, Wilmington Public Library
  • 2:35pm-2:50: Sen. Coons, Michael Smith press availability
  • 3:00pm: New Castle County Habitat for Humanity site visit
  • 3:00pm: Introduction by Habitat leadership NCCC team
  • 3:10pm: Remarks from Sen. Coons, Michael Smith
  • 3:25pm-4:00pm: Tour of Habitat site, conversations with Habitat leadership team

 WHERE:

  • AmeriCorps Swearing in Ceremony: Wilmington Public Library, 10 E 10th Street, Wilmington, DE
  • New Castle County Habitat for Humanity visit: 800 block of Bennett Street, Wilmington, DE