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Glossary of Terms
The Act (Reauthorization): The National and Community Service Act of 1990, as amended by the National and Community Service Trust Act of 1993.
Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA): The ADA prohibits discrimination on the basis of disability in employment, state, and local government, public accommodations, commercial facilities, transportation, and telecommunications. It also applies to the United States Congress. Section 504 of the ADA states that "no qualified individual with a disability in the United States shall be excluded from, denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under" any program or activity that either receives Federal financial assistance or is conducted by any Executive agency or the United States Postal Service.
America's Promise - The Alliance for Youth: The organization leading the post-Summit campaign to improve the lives of young people in America. (See Presidents' Summit for America's Future.)
America Reads Challenge: The goal of the America Reads Challenge is that all children read well and independently by the end of the third grade. It engages trained reading tutors and partners working closely to supplement the efforts of parents, teachers, and schools to teach children to read.
AmeriCorps: An umbrella term that refers to programs that are designated by the Corporation as national service programs and the participants in them. In general, AmeriCorps programs provide participants with a full or part-time service experience, a living stipend, and an education award from the National Service Trust Fund. AmeriCorps includes AmeriCorps* State/National (the grant program), AmeriCorps* VISTA, and AmeriCorps* NCCC (the National Civilian Community Corps.
AmeriCorps Member: Individuals enrolled in AmeriCorps are called members