AmeriCorps Considers Social Networking

AmeriCorps, a network of local, state, and national service programs, is considering jumping into social networking. According to Matt Harmon, Webmaster for the Corporation for National and Community Service, social networking sites such as MySpace and Facebook are perfect venues for recruitment and awareness, with social networking members typically ranging in their late teens to mid-20s. While still only in the idea stage, Harmon hopes to develop a Web page or pages that would bring service alums together to talk about their experiences and provide first-hand knowledge to those interested in getting involved in AmeriCorps. At the risk of shameless self promotion, recruits could download from the page necessary forms, link to the agency’s Web site, write blogs, and so on.