AmeriCorps – the federal agency for national service and volunteerism – is interested in hearing from economists whose research relates to volunteering and civic engagement, and/or who have used the Current Population Survey Civic Engagement and Volunteering Supplement (CEV) in their research.
AmeriCorp sponsors the CPS CEV supplement and runs a research grants program that supports interdisciplinary scholarship on volunteering and civic life in America. To develop a strategy for encouraging vibrant research on these topics in the years ahead, AmeriCorp’s Office of Research and Evaluation is reaching out to economists and other researchers who work in this area, aiming to collect information on diverse use cases of CEV data, learn about work being done by key players in this area, and identify strategic opportunities for collaboration around AmeriCorp's Volunteering and Civic Life in America research.
AmeriCorp would welcome perspectives from economists! If you'd like to contribute to this effort by participating in a 30-minute interview in fall of 2023, please contact Skyler Sauma at SSauma@cns.gov.
To learn more about the Current Population Survey Civic Engagement and Volunteering Supplement (CEV), check out: https://www.census.gov/newsroom/press-releases/2023/civic-engagement-volunteering-supplement.html