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Keep Talent like Brittany: Stop Cuts to AmeriCorps

Today, Brittany Morgan, a talented Public Ally and native Washingtonian, helps hundreds of Bread for the City medical patients access social services and thrive, despite managing a chronic illness. But tomorrow, thousands of service leaders like Brittany will be eliminated if President Trump’s cruel 2018 budget passes Congress.

Please join us to stop the cuts in Trump’s 2018 budget, which would eliminate the U.S. Service Corp and put more than 88,000 AmeriCorp workers like Brittany out of work forever.

“If it weren’t for Brittany, I would still be looking for help to update my resume,” said Marie Salmon Gregory, a Bread for the City medical patient. “I am a home health aid and the highest earner in my extended family. Brittany is patient and kind; she listened and showed me how to translate my years of experiences into words so that I can improve my job search, and increase my working hours so I can send money back to my daughter in Jamaica who has recently been diagnosed with cancer. It’s people like Brittany, who open up their hearts to us, that keep me coming back to Bread for the City because it makes a huge difference in my life.”

As the Health Resource Room Coordinator, Brittany helps medical patients learn more about their diagnoses, access senior services and wellness classes, obtain affordable transportation, connect with housing services, and other critical services that allow people to thrive, despite illness.

“Working at Bread has confirmed my commitment to becoming a social worker,” says Brittany Morgan, BFC Health Resource Room Coordinator and Public Ally. “Without the Public Allies national service opportunity, I wouldn’t have the opportunity to build my career around helping people and making the world a more just place where everyone has a chance to succeed.”

Today, Brittany helps empower hundreds of Bread for the City medical patients to become leaders in their own healing and wellness goals; tomorrow Brittany could be leading the next Bread for the City, making the world a more just, kind place. Unless we stop it, Trump’s 2018 budget would cut an affordable, nonpartisan, human-to-human exchange program that has lifted up communities for years. If unchecked, Trump’s budget might also eliminate the next generation of leaders in service.

Please join us and 1,000 similar community-based organizations across the country to stop the cuts in Trump’s 2018 budget, which would eliminate the U.S. Service Corp and put more than 88,000 AmeriCorp workers like Brittany out of work forever.

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