AmeriCorps Alums Launches Design for Change

Contest will determine new logo and slogan for national service alumni On Monday, August 3, AmeriCorps Alums, the national organization for those who have served with AmeriCorps (and/or pre-AmeriCorps VISTA), will launch a contest designed to include the entire service community in the creation of a new logo and slogan. The winning logo will be featured on all collateral and marketing material for the foreseeable future and offers an unprecedented opportunity for the chosen designer. Prizes will be given to the artist behind the chosen design as well as the first and second finalists. Top prizes include a FLiP handheld video camera and AmeriCorps Alums Inauguration jacket (limited edition). In addition, the chapter that submits the most individual entries will receive a service grant and an assortment of AmeriCorps Alums merchandise. “AmeriCorps Alums has been in existence for almost five years now and it’s time for a change,” said Amity Tripp, AmeriCorps Alums Executive Director. “We’d like our new logo to reveal the broad scope of AmeriCorps Alums. They’re a network of professionals, civic leaders and change makers, and our logo should give them a sense of pride while reflecting the attitude of both new alums and more seasoned professionals.” Each day, more than 500,000 AmeriCorps Alums work in their communities to make change. Whether it’s online or in person, Alums are shaping what it means to be an active citizen. Design for Change will run from August 3 to September 14, 2009 and the winner will be announced on October 2. For more information or to submit a design visit: http://www.americorpsalums.org/?designforchange *** About AmeriCorps Alums - AmeriCorps Alums is a leadership organization that connects, supports and mobilizes the vibrant network of 550,000 individuals who spent a term in service to our country through AmeriCorps. AmeriCorps Alums believes that the lifetime engagement of alumni is a transformational force for change in America’s communities For more information visit www.americorpsalums.org