I am Michael Smith and I lead the federal agency that inspires and invests in service and volunteering.
Hi Reddit, I’m Michael Smith. I serve as CEO of AmeriCorps, the federal agency for national service and volunteerism. I am originally from Springfield, Massachusetts and I have dedicated my career to social justice and public service in underserved communities like those where I grew up. I’ll start answering questions at 12 p.m. ET on Friday, January 13. I look forward to answering your questions and sharing more about volunteering opportunities on Martin Luther King, Jr. National Day of Service. MLK Day is the only federal holiday also designated as a day of service, and AmeriCorps has led this effort for the past quarter century. You can find me here: Twitter: @AmeriCorpsCEO Site: www.americorps.gov
EDIT: Thank you for all your questions today! It was great to chat more about volunteering and service. To close out, I need to make a final plug: It’s not too late to make plans to volunteer for MLK Day. You can find volunteer opportunities in your community at Americorps.gov/MLKDay. And I hope it’ll inspire you to volunteer/serve all year long.
If you are interested in AmeriCorps service, please check out our Fit Finder to find the right opportunity for you: AmeriCorps.gov/FitFinder.
I would love to chat with you all again, so follow me on Twitter (@AmeriCorpsCEO) to stay up to date with me and find out when the next AMA is.