For Immediate Release: March 14, 2022

Media contact:
Lanie Kepler

IPHA AmeriCorps Director


Illinois Public Health Association Celebrates AmeriCorps Week 

SPRINGFIELD - This week, the Illinois Public Health Association (IPHA) celebrates the valuable contributions of AmeriCorps members and AmeriCorps Seniors volunteers who pledged to “get things done” for our nation as part of the annual AmeriCorps Week. This weeklong celebration also honors the contributions and support of thousands of local organizations that make AmeriCorps programs possible. 

At IPHA, approximately 20 AmeriCorps members serve each year. The program strives to strengthen the field of public health through the development of skilled and committed leaders. IPHA AmeriCorps members support local public health activities, promote community awareness, and engage volunteers throughout the state.

“We are proud to be part of AmeriCorps and grateful for the AmeriCorps members that are getting things done for Illinois,” said Lanie Kepler, IPHA AmeriCorps Director. “AmeriCorps members have made a significant impact on the state’s ability to meet so many local needs and we are honored to have been a part of this impact for the past 20 years.”

AmeriCorps engages 250,000 Americans each year in sustained, results-driven service through AmeriCorps and AmeriCorps Seniors programs. These dedicated citizens help communities manage the COVID-19 response, ensure students stay on track to graduate, combat hunger and homelessness, respond to natural disasters, fight the opioid epidemic, help seniors live independently, support veterans and military families, and much more. More than 1.2 million Americans have served their country through AmeriCorps and millions more have served in AmeriCorps Seniors since 1994.

To join the celebration, follow @AmeriCorps on FacebookTwitter, Instagram, and LinkedIn. To join the conversation, share pictures and stories on Twitter, using #AmeriCorpsWeek. Learn more about AmeriCorps opportunities at:






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