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The AmeriCorps Pledge

The AmeriCorps Pledge

The AmeriCorps Pledge

I will get things done for America –

to make our people safer,

smarter, and healthier.

I will bring Americans together

to strengthen our communities.

Faced with apathy,

I will take action.

Faced with conflict,

I will seek common ground.

Faced with adversity,

I will persevere.

I will carry this commitment

with me this year and beyond.

I am an AmeriCorps Member,

and I will get things done.


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