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AmeriCorps (education) A national service program that promotes full-time or part-time community service in education, public safety, human needs and the environment in exchange for federal help in paying for higher education. A program participant must be over 17 years of age and either a high school graduate1 or a GED holder. It was created in 1994 by President Bill Clinton through the National Service Movement bill. Compare Peace Corps, Teach for America, Teacher Corps. AMESLAN (language) a popular name for American Sign Language.
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