Americans All is a nonprofit community-outreach program that specifically benefits
non-academic school activities* and small business/service providers
by using a unique storytelling tool and turnkey fundraising approach.
Lifetime membership in Americans All, a program of the 35-year-old nonprofit People of America Foundation, is free for individuals and nonprofit organizations. A major benefit of membership is the opportunity to use our unique storytelling tool to create and publish—on AA’s Heritage Honor Roll—two legacy stories in English and as many stories as desired in other languages. Membership also includes a free, 3-month trial in the Social Legacy Network (SLN), a subscription service of the for-profit Americans All Benefit Corporation. After the free 3-month trial, AA members can continue to receive discounts from program partners and other future program benefits by subscribing to the SLN for only $4 per month. Members will not be automatically billed and can cancel their subscription at any time.
What makes our program unique is we include historical information to provide context for these stories and the experiences, observations and accomplishments reflected in them. Even though AA is no longer active in the Social Studies, English-Language-Arts, or any curriculum arenas, members can access our online K–12 nonpolitical supplemental classroom resources presented in multiple perspectives, which were sold to more than 2,000 schools and libraries nationwide.
We support programs that promote civic engagement to help ensure all students are prepared to participate in our nation’s democracy, economy and workforce. Our foundation invests more than 80 percent of its membership and subscription fees to support schools and communities that support Americans All, To assist schools in registering, we have prepared an education database that includes contact information for most of our nation’s public and private schools; each school is assigned a 6-digit ID Number. If a school is new or has changed its name, instructions are provided for the school to add itself to our education database. Libraries and historical societies register by following the same instructions as schools that are not included in our education database.
To register, each organization must designate a point of contact to serve as its agent by using the organization’s e-mail address. An individual can be the point of contact for more than one organization. The organization’s point of contact can also join Americans All by registering with his or her personal e-mail address to create a legacy story for our Heritage Honor Roll. Information on a point of contact is not shared or published, and we identify our members only by their e-mail address.
Once an organization has been registered for Americans All by its point of contact, the organization will receive an e-mail with a 5-digit code to enable it to create a free legacy story on our Web-based Heritage Honor Roll. In addition, organizations can create free Americans All Legacy Partner home page(s) on our Web site. The home page(s) enable the organization to host legacy stories of individuals and groups affiliated with the organization published on our Heritage Honor Roll.
For greater visibility, the organization’s story can be shared on the Americans All home page(s) of other Legacy Partners. This can be done at any time by clicking on “Edit my legacy story” under the “Action” tab on the organization’s “Welcome Back” page.
*Non-academic activities include, but are not limited to, extra-curricular activities such as sports, performing arts, volunteerism, student government, and clubs that focus on topics such as academics, vocational and professional, service, arts and crafts, mechanical shops, hobbies, publications/media, languages, religion, and so on. They also include events like excursions and social outreach programs, to name a few. These activities provide a channel for reinforcing the lessons learned in the classroom, offering students the opportunity to apply academic skills in a real-world context, and thus help contribute to a well-rounded education. Our storytelling tool can be quite useful in many of these areas.