Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Our Own DeafCorps??

I thought about the creation of "DeafCorp", an offspring of the AmeriCorps all-volunteer program with paid staff pretty long time ago during the "Unity for Gallaudet" protest.

Why not we mobilize for the share of the AmeriCorps financial pie to help deaf people within our own communities?

The U.S. Congress recently passed the bill to expand the AmeriCorps program -

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090331/ap_on_go_co/national_service

We could do many productive and long-term benefit things for our own deaf communities through the subsidiary program of the AmeriCorps. What about sending volunteers to keep the
South Dakota School for the Deaf all open with qualified in-training college students and retired deaf volunteers - former educators, etc.

Yes, Deaf America is in the real emergency of crises right now.

ASlize yours,
Robert L. Mason (RLM)
RLMDEAF blog

2 comments:

  1. Robert Alfred HawkinsApril 1, 2009 at 1:41 AM

    Why don't you ask the so-called establishment deaf schools if they'll loan their administration, faculty and staff to the poorer deaf schools? You don't often see "rival" deaf schools rallying for the survival of others.

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  2. I am speaking of unemployed deaf educators or something like that.

    Not any loans from the established schools of the deaf.

    Your proposal is pretty intriguiting if we seeks to improve the quality of deaf education across America. That would not hurt to give it a try.

    Thanks for your comment.

    RLM+

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