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Washington, DC – Today, five AmeriCorps NCCC alumni received the 2011 Congressional Award Gold Medal on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC.
Since its inception in 1979, the Congressional Gold Medal Award has recognized thousands of young Americans committed to serving their country and improving themselves. The award is the most prestigious honor given to youth leaders from the United States Congress. The 2011 Gold Medalists have completed more than 125,000 volunteer service hours nationally and abroad. Members of Congress and service leaders were on hand to honor the 250 youth leaders. Each year, more than 1,000 Bronze, Silver, and Gold medalists are affiliated with AmeriCorps.