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National Service News: CSCC named to top service honor roll

May 5, 2013

National Service News: California Western recognized for preparing graduates ready to make a difference

May 3, 2013

National Service News: Going back to Baylor? VISTA lets volunteers go back to college … kind of

May 3, 2013

National Service News: AmeriCorps helped City of Liberty

May 2, 2013

National Service News: Cushing Center welcomes Americorps to Braintree

May 2, 2013

National Service News: Abingdon farmers market gets new chief

May 2, 2013

National Service News: AmeriCorps volunteers assist with Liberty's Shred-It event

May 1, 2013

National Service News: Disaster prep assistance coming to Tabernacle residents

May 1, 2013

National Service News: RSVP celebrates 40th anniversary during National Volunteer Week

April 30, 2013

National Service News: HandsOn Northwest NC receives grant for Stokes program

April 30, 2013

National Service News: Written Testimony of CEO Wendy Spencer Before the Senate Committee on Veterans' Affairs
Chairman Sanders, Ranking Member Burr, and Members of the Committee: Thank you for the opportunity to testify today. I am Wendy Spencer, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS). I have had the privilege of serving in this role since April 2012, following my nomination by President Obama and unanimous confirmation by the U.S. Senate. I thank the Members of this Committee for your faith and confidence in me and for this honor you have entrusted to me.
April 24, 2013

National Service News: Oral Testimony by Wendy Spencer Before the Senate Committee on Veterans' Affairs
Good morning, Chairman Sanders, Ranking Member Burr, and Members of the Committee. Thank you for the opportunity to testify today. I would like to first thank each of you for entrusting me with the honor of serving as CEO of the Corporation for National and Community Service, or CNCS.
April 24, 2013

National Service News: CNCS CEO Tells Senate Committee Agency Wants to Build on Its Commitment to Veterans
In an appearance before members of the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee, Wendy Spencer, the CEO of the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), outlined the unique role of AmeriCorps and Senior Corps programs in the nation's efforts to support veterans and military families.
April 24, 2013

National Service News: MEDIA ADVISORY: Baltimore, San Francisco Mayors Make Good on Super Bowl Bet
On Friday, April 26, Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake and Mayor Edwin M. Lee of San Francisco will join more than 130 AmeriCorps members, Senior Corps volunteers, and representatives from the San Francisco 49ers and the NFL Players Association in a day of service in the city of the Super Bowl Champions.
April 22, 2013

National Service News: AmeriCorps, Senior Corps Helping Texas Town's Recovery
The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) is deploying AmeriCorps and Senior Corps resources to help residents of West, Texas recover and rebuild after last week's explosion.
April 22, 2013

National Service News: White House Announces STEM AmeriCorps to Inspire Young People's Interest in Science and Technology
The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) will launch a new STEM AmeriCorps initiative to spur student interest in science, technology, engineering, and math education, President Obama announced today at the White House Science Fair.
April 22, 2013

National Service News: Presidential Proclamation: National Volunteer Week
As Americans, we are inheritors to a legacy of diversity unlike any other place on earth. We are home to more than 300 million people who come from every background, practice every faith, and hold every point of view. But where difference could draw us apart, we are bound together by a single sacred word: citizen.
April 22, 2013

National Service News: National Service Agency Announces AmeriCorps Funding Opportunities for Indian Tribes
The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) today announced that Indian Tribes now have the opportunity to apply for funding that would position them to identify ways that AmeriCorps members could help them tackle the unique challenges facing Native American communities.
April 10, 2013

National Service News: President's 2014 Budget Request for National Service
Today President Obama is sending his Fiscal Year 2014 budget request to Congress, including proposed funding for the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS). You can read our complete budget request [hyperlink to CBJ] now on our budget page.
April 10, 2013

National Service News: Nationwide Day of Recognition Brings Together Hundreds of Mayors to Mark the Impact of AmeriCorps and Senior Corps Programs
More than 830 mayors from all 50 states are standing together in support of AmeriCorps and Senior Corps programs by participating in the first-ever Mayors Day of Recognition for National Service. Together, these mayors represent nearly 100 million citizens or one-third of Americans.
April 9, 2013

National Service News: Public Statement by Kate Raftery, Director, AmeriCorps NCCC
We were informed by the New Orleans Police Department about the death of one of our members, Joseph Massenburg. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Massenburg family.
April 2, 2013

National Service News: Hundreds of Mayors Line Up to Recognize AmeriCorps and Senior Corps Programs
On April 9, more than 680 mayors, who collectively represent nearly 100 million Americans in all 50 states, will join together to recognize the impact of national service participants in AmeriCorps and Senior Corps programs who are making a difference in their communities.
April 2, 2013

National Service News: AmeriCorps Week Concludes with Day of Service in Rockaways
The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) will conclude 'AmeriCorps Week' with a day of service in Rockaway, NY. This event will not only honor the effort of relief workers so far, but will highlight the work that still needs to be done.
March 16, 2013

National Service News: AmeriCorps, National Guard Announce New Joining Community Forces Partnership
The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) and the National Guard Bureau today announced a collaborative effort to place AmeriCorps members in Delaware and locations across the country as part of a new Joining Community Forces initiative.
March 15, 2013

National Service News: MEDIA ADVISORY: AmeriCorps, Community Groups Mark AmeriCorps Week with Volunteer Service in Rockaways
In partnership with New York Cares and NYC Service, the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) will close out the seventh annual AmeriCorps Week with a day of service in the Rockaways.
March 15, 2013

National Service News: MEDIA ADVISORY: Elected Leaders, Military Officials to Announce AmeriCorps Program to Support Veterans, Military Families
In honor of AmeriCorps Week, Wendy Spencer, the chief executive officer of the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), will join Governor Jack Markell, Senator Chris Coons, Senator Tom Carper, and Mayor Dennis Williams to announce two new AmeriCorps projects to support veterans and military families across Delaware.
March 14, 2013

National Service News: AmeriCorps Week Marks Combination of Service and Solutions
This week, thousands of Americans will mark the seventh annual AmeriCorps Week, recognizing how AmeriCorps members, alumni, and programs are addressing our country's most pressing challenges through service.
March 11, 2013

National Service News: 133 New AmeriCorps NCCC Members to Begin Service
Today, 133 young leaders from across the nation were sworn in as the newest members of the AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps (NCCC) at an induction ceremony in Perry Point. They joined nearly 750 AmeriCorps NCCC members sworn into service this week at campuses across the country.
March 8, 2013

National Service News: Denver's First FEMA Corps Members Begin 10 Months of Service Assisting Disaster Survivors
Nearly 200 young adults from across the nation will be sworn in as members of FEMA Corps at an induction ceremony tomorrow, providing a boost to the nation's ability to assist disaster survivors while expanding career opportunities for young people. This is the first class of FEMA Corps members to be trained in and based out of Denver.
March 7, 2013

National Service News: Sacramento Welcomes First FEMA Corps Members as They Begin 10 Months Assisting Disaster Survivors
Nearly two hundred young adults from across the nation will be sworn in as members of FEMA Corps at an induction ceremony in Sacramento today, providing a boost to the nation's ability to assist disaster survivors while expanding career opportunities for young people
March 5, 2013

National Service News: Five Colleges and Universities Earn Presidential Honor for Community Service
The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) today announced the five institutions that are the Presidential Awardees in the 2013 President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll. This designation is the highest honor a college or university can receive for its commitment to volunteering, service-learning, and civic engagement.
March 4, 2013

National Service News: U.S. Education Department and the Coporation for National and Community Service Announce New School Turnaround AmeriCorps Program
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan and Wendy Spencer, chief executive officer of the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), today announced a new competitive grant program that will provide $15 million in public funds over three years to reinforce and accelerate intervention efforts in the nation's lowest-performing schools.
February 25, 2013

National Service News: National Service Agency Grants to Support 80,000 Senior Volunteers
The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) today announced more than $14 million in funding to support organizations and nonprofits across the country. The organizations will leverage the experience and talents of RSVP Senior Corps volunteers in schools, conservation projects, disaster response, veterans' services, and other priorities.
February 22, 2013

National Service News: Harris Wofford Awarded Presidential Citizens Medal
President Obama today awarded Harris Wofford, a champion for national service and volunteerism, the Presidential Citizens Medal, the nation's second-highest civilian honor.
February 15, 2013

National Service News: Mayors of Super Bowl Cities Wager Volunteer Service
As the Baltimore Ravens and San Francisco 49ers prepare to face off in Sunday's Super Bowl, the mayors from the two cities have come up with a friendly wager that focuses on the importance of volunteering and community service.
February 1, 2013

National Service News: Mayor Nutter Announces Mayors Day of Recognition for National Day of Service on April 9
Mayors across the country will participate in a national day of recognition this April 9 to highlight the impact of national service in their cities and thank individuals who serve, Philadelphia Mayor Michael A. Nutter, President of the U.S. Conference of Mayors, announced today at the group's annual winter meeting.
January 17, 2013

National Service News: Americans to Mark Weekend of Service, Unite to Address Local Challenges
Thousands of organizations across the country are preparing to lead Americans in the nation's largest day of service, the annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. National Day of Service.
January 15, 2013

National Service News: AmeriCorps Travels to Help Hurricane Sandy Survivors Courtesy of Southwest Airlines
About 100 AmeriCorps members are boarding planes to New Jersey and New York where they will help residents affected by Hurricane Sandy rebuild homes, remove debris, and manage volunteers. Southwest Airlines' decision to donate travel to these young leaders made this deployment possible.
January 8, 2013

National Service News: Baltimore Welcomes New AmeriCorps NCCC Campus
Civic leaders, elected officials, and community groups joined together to dedicate the new AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps (NCCC) Atlantic Region Campus at the former Sacred Heart of Mary School in Baltimore.
December 17, 2012

National Service News: MEDIA ADVISORY: Baltimore to Welcome New AmeriCorps NCCC Campus
The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) will hold a dedication ceremony on Monday, December 17, for the new AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps (NCCC) Atlantic Region Campus at its future home in Baltimore, Md. at the former Sacred Heart of Mary School.
December 13, 2012

National Service News: Volunteering Among Americans Hits Five-Year High
As the holiday season spotlights charitable contributions and acts of kindness, a new national study shows that Americans significantly increased their commitment to volunteering and civic engagement in 2011, with the national volunteer rate reaching a five-year high.
December 12, 2012

National Service News: Volunteering Rate Jumps in Georgia, Atlanta Area Also Sees Increase
Volunteers in Georgia demonstrated their commitment to improving their communities in a variety of ways last year, as the volunteer rate jumped 4 percent in the state, according to the Volunteering and Civic Life in America (VCLA) report released today by the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS). Almost two million Georgia volunteers served almost 294 million hours, which is valued at $5.9 billion.
December 12, 2012

National Service News: Local AmeriCorps NCCC Members Aid in Hurricane Sandy Response
Seventy Members of the Sacramento-based AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps (NCCC) will leave this week for the East Coast as part of the nationwide national service response to Hurricane Sandy.
November 14, 2012

National Service News: Veterans of Multiple Generations Inspire Communities with Their Continued Service
As the nation commemorates the service and sacrifice of veterans, the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) saluted the generations of veterans who have served our county in uniform and have returned to continue their leadership here at home.
November 11, 2012

National Service News: Hundreds of National Service Members on the Ground in Hurricane Sandy Recovery Efforts
The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) today announced that approximately 877 national service members have been deployed to seven states affected by Hurricane Sandy, with nearly 900 more individuals on standby for assignments in the hardest-hit areas.
November 2, 2012

National Service News: National Service Agency Prepares to Deploy Resources for Hurricane Sandy
As Hurricane Sandy continues moving toward the Atlantic Coast, the Corporation for National and Community Service announced that more than 250 national service members are on standby to deploy as part of the federal response effort.
October 26, 2012

National Service News: National Service Agency Announces AmeriCorps Funding Opportunities for Indian Tribes
The nation's leading federal agency for service says tribal groups now have the opportunity to apply for funding that would put AmeriCorps members on the ground to help them tackle the unique challenges facing Native American communities.
October 24, 2012

National Service News: Leading Federal Agency for National Service Seeks to Recognize Colleges and Universities Making a Difference in Their Communities
Colleges and universities with exceptional service projects have an opportunity to earn nationwide recognition as the Corporation for National and Community Service opens the application process for the 2012 President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll. Inclusion on this list is the highest recognition these institutions can receive for community service work.
October 17, 2012

National Service News: 31 Organizations Recognized As Together for Tomorrow Challlenge Winners
Today, the U.S. Department of Education and the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) recognized 31 organizations from across the nation as Together for Tomorrow (TFT) Challenge winners for the 2012-2013 school year. Together for Tomorrow is a joint initiative of the White House Office of Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships together with the U.S. Department of Education and CNCS, that recognizes community-led partnership to support struggling schools.
October 15, 2012

National Service News: The Corporation for National & Community Service, Points of Light, ITT Exelis and 55 Organizations Join Forces to Launch a National Initiative to Help Returning Veterans Succeed
The Corporation for National and Community Service, along with Points of Light and a coalition of more than 55 veteran and military service organizations, nonprofits and government agencies from across the country today launched the Community Blueprint - a national initiative to support the reintegration of returning military service members, veterans and their families.
October 9, 2012

National Service News: Iowa Welcomes 230 FEMA Corps Members As They Begin Ten Months of Service Assisting Disaster Survivors
Two-hundred thirty young adults from across the nation will be sworn in as members of FEMA Corps at an induction ceremony in Iowa today, providing a boost to the nation's ability to assist disaster survivors while expanding career opportunities for young people.
September 28, 2012

National Service News: Nation's First FEMA Corps Members Sworn In to Begin Disaster Response Service
A historic new collaboration between two federal agencies to strengthen the nation's disaster response capabilities was launched today as the nation's first 240 FEMA Corps members were sworn into service at an induction ceremony in Vicksburg, Mississippi.
September 13, 2012

National Service News: CNCS Announces 38 Grants to Support Senior Volunteers
The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) today announced just over $4 million in RSVP funding to support organizations and nonprofits across the country that utilize senior volunteers to tackle pressing community needs.
September 12, 2012

National Service News: Americans Mark September 11th Anniversary with Service
The Corporation for National and Community Service today announced that hundreds of thousands of Americans are participating in service activities to commemorate the 9/11 anniversary on the September 11th National Day of Service and Remembrance, paying tribute to and honoring the victims and heroes of that day.
September 11, 2012

National Service News: White House Puts Spotlight on Seniors' Leadership in Community Service
On Monday, September 10, American volunteers above age 55 took center stage at a White House event underscoring the impact of senior citizens who are making remarkable contributions to their communities.
September 10, 2012

National Service News: Americans to Mark September 11th Anniversary by Volunteering to Make a Difference in Their Communities
The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) today released an overview of how volunteers across the country will pay tribute to and honor the victims and heroes of September 11th.
September 5, 2012

National Service News: National Service Teams Activated for Hurricane Isaac Response
As Hurricane Isaac contines moving through the Gulf Coast, AmeriCorps and Senior Corps teams are responding in four Gulf Coast states, the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) announced today.
August 29, 2012

National Service News: CNCS CEO Joins Alabama Governor, Other Leaders at Launch of Enhanced Disaster Preparedness Program
Today, Wendy Spencer, CEO of the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), joined Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley, Rep. Robert Aderholt (AL-4), and other leaders at the launch of a program that leverages social media, strategic partnerships with the National Weather Service, faith-based groups, and other key agencies to give citizens more information and tools to prepare for disasters.
August 23, 2012

AmeriCorps News: White House to Host AmeriCorps Alums Day
On Friday, August 17, the White House will welcome more than 175 AmeriCorps Alumni from 25 states and the District of Columbia for a day-long session celebrating national service as a pathway to opportunity and career advancement.
August 16, 2012

National Service News: Funding Available to Engage Older Americans in High-Impact Service
The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) launched its 2013 RSVP grant competition today, encouraging nonprofits and public agencies across the country to learn how RSVP can help them increase their impact by engaging volunteers 55 years and older in service.
August 2, 2012

National Service News: Social Innovation Fund Awards Grants for Innovative Community Solutions
The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) today announced the results of its third Social Innovation Fund competition, selecting four experienced grantmakers with strong track records of success in expanding the impact of high-performing organizations in improving the lives of people in low-income communities.
July 31, 2012

National Service News: CNCS Launches Third Year of Let's Read. Let's Move.
Today, the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) kicked off the third year of United We Serve: Let's Read. Let's Move., a summer service initiative designed to combat summer learning loss and childhood obesity through volunteer service. The program launched on serve.gov, the online home for Let's Read. Let's Move., with a video message from Wendy Spencer, CNCS CEO.
June 29, 2012

National Service News: A Billion + Change Envisions the Future of Corporate Service
A Billion + Change, a rapidly growing national campaign to mobilize billions of dollars of pro bono and skills-based volunteer (SBV) services from corporate America, announced today that 200 companies have pledged an estimated $1.8 billion worth of skills-based services to help build nonprofit capacity. This keeps A Billion + Change on track to inspire 500 companies to create or expand a skills-based volunteer program in their workplace by 2013.
June 27, 2012

National Service News: CNCS Expands Support for Veterans and Military Families
The Corporation for National and Community Service announced that more than 1,000 new AmeriCorps members will deploy across the United States in 2012 to provide education, employment and other services to veterans and military families, the largest number in the agency's history.
June 19, 2012

AmeriCorps News: CNCS Expands Support for Veterans and Military Families
The Corporation for National and Community Service announced that more than 1,000 new AmeriCorps members will deploy across the United States in 2012 to provide education, employment and other services to veterans and military families, the largest number in the agency's history.
June 19, 2012

National Service News: National Service Agency Names AmeriCorps Director
The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) named William C. Basl as Director of the AmeriCorps program today. Basl is a highly accomplished national service leader and manager of complex human service projects. He joins CNCS following an eighteen-year tenure as the Executive Director of the Washington Commission for National and Community Service.
June 18, 2012

AmeriCorps News: AmeriCorps Grants Will Support 46,000 New Members Across U.S
As thousands of service leaders gathered at the National Conference on Volunteering and Service today, Corporation for National and Community Service CEO Wendy Spencer announced $213 million in new AmeriCorps grants to strengthen the impact of more than 275 organizations across the country in tackling the most pressing challenges facing communities and the nation.
June 18, 2012

AmeriCorps News: Volunteers Honored for Impact at National Service Conference
The Corporation for National and Community Service presented nine outstanding volunteer programs and participants with the National Service Impact Award at theNational Conference on Volunteering and Service today.
June 18, 2012

National Service News: Volunteers Honored for Impact at National Service Conference
The Corporation for National and Community Service presented nine outstanding volunteer programs and participants with the National Service Impact Award at theNational Conference on Volunteering and Service today.
June 18, 2012

National Service News: AmeriCorps Grants Will Support 46,000 New Members Across U.S
As thousands of service leaders gathered at the National Conference on Volunteering and Service today, Corporation for National and Community Service CEO Wendy Spencer announced $213 million in new AmeriCorps grants to strengthen the impact of more than 275 organizations across the country in tackling the most pressing challenges facing communities and the nation.
June 18, 2012

AmeriCorps News: National Service Agency Names AmeriCorps Director
The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) named William C. Basl as Director of the AmeriCorps program today. Basl is a highly accomplished national service leader and manager of complex human service projects. He joins CNCS following an eighteen-year tenure as the Executive Director of the Washington Commission for National and Community Service.
June 18, 2012

National Service News: National Service Agency Awards September 11th Day of Service and Remembrance Grants
The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) is awarding grants to seven organizations to engage Americans in service during the 2012 September 11th National Day of Service and Remembrance.
June 14, 2012

AmeriCorps News: AmeriCorps to Significantly Expand Joplin Rebuilding Efforts
AmeriCorps will significantly increase its presence and investment in Joplin's recovery thanks to a major grant announced today by Congressman Billy Long and Wendy Spencer, CEO of the Corporation for National and Community Service, the federal agency that administers AmeriCorps.
June 13, 2012

National Service News: AmeriCorps to Significantly Expand Joplin Rebuilding Efforts
AmeriCorps will significantly increase its presence and investment in Joplin's recovery thanks to a major grant announced today by Congressman Billy Long and Wendy Spencer, CEO of the Corporation for National and Community Service, the federal agency that administers AmeriCorps.
June 13, 2012

National Service News: Council's Final Report Offers Recommendations for Expanding Cross-Sector Community Collaboratives to Solve Local Challenges
The White House Council for Community Solutions (the Council) today presented its final report and recommendations for how all Americans - across all sectors - can work together to address key community challenges and create real, systemic change for youth who are out of school and work, and for their communities.
June 4, 2012

National Service News: Senior Corps Week 2012 Honors Volunteers 55+
The Corporation for National and Community Service joined with organizations across the country to honor the powerful impact of Senior Corps volunteers and encourage more Americans 55+ to serve their communities during the third annual Senior Corps Week, May 7-11, 2012. Throughout Senior Corps Week, elected officials, project directors, and community leaders from across the nation took part in recognition events and service projects to recognize the contributions of Americans age 55+ who help solve problems, meet community needs, and provide a model for lifelong citizen service.
May 31, 2012

National Service News: One Year After Joplin Tornado, AmeriCorps Still Hard at Work
One year after a devastating tornado ripped through Joplin, Missouri, the city is making a strong recovery thanks to the resilience of the Joplin people, a united recovery effort, and an extraordinary outpouring of volunteers and AmeriCorps members who have made a powerful impact and remain hard at work today.
May 21, 2012

AmeriCorps News: One Year After Joplin Tornado, AmeriCorps Still Hard at Work
One year after a devastating tornado ripped through Joplin, Missouri, the city is making a strong recovery thanks to the resilience of the Joplin people, a united recovery effort, and an extraordinary outpouring of volunteers and AmeriCorps members who have made a powerful impact and remain hard at work today.
May 21, 2012

AmeriCorps News: National Service CEO to Survey Joplin Recovery Efforts
Wendy Spencer, CEO of the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), will travel to Joplin, MO to mark the one-year anniversary of the May 22 tornado and recognize recovery efforts of a community helped back on its feet by volunteers and national service.
May 18, 2012

National Service News: National Service CEO to Survey Joplin Recovery Efforts
Wendy Spencer, CEO of the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), will travel to Joplin, MO to mark the one-year anniversary of the May 22 tornado and recognize recovery efforts of a community helped back on its feet by volunteers and national service.
May 18, 2012

AmeriCorps News: Corporation for National and Community Service Honored for Leadership in Disaster Assistance
Employees of Corporation for National and Community Service were recognized with two prestigious national awards this week for working with communities to prepare for and respond to natural disasters.
May 11, 2012

National Service News: Corporation for National and Community Service Honored for Leadership in Disaster Assistance
Employees of Corporation for National and Community Service were recognized with two prestigious national awards this week for working with communities to prepare for and respond to natural disasters.
May 11, 2012

National Service News: Volunteers 55+ Are Meeting Critical Needs; Represent Powerful Resource for Communities
The Corporation for National and Community Service is joining with organizations across the country to honor the powerful impact of Senior Corps volunteers and encourage more Americans 55+ to serve their communities through the third annual Senior Corps Week, taking place May 7-11.
May 7, 2012

National Service News: Presidential Proclamation: Older Americans Month, 2012
America endured great trials and heralded defining triumphs over the course of the 20th century, and the men and women who saw us through that time remain among our Nation's greatest assets. Through their guiding wisdom, enduring love of family, and inspiring commitment to country, older Americans continue to steer and enhance our national life.
May 1, 2012

National Service News: Obama Administration Opens Together For Tomorrow School Improvement Challenge
Together for Tomorrow (TFT), the joint initiative of the U.S. Department of Education, White House Office of Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships and the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) to spur community engagement in turning around our nation's lowest performing schools, today launched its School Improvement Challenge for the 2012-13 school year on http://tft.challenge.gov/.
April 18, 2012

AmeriCorps News: Obama Administration Opens Together For Tomorrow School Improvement Challenge
Together for Tomorrow (TFT), the joint initiative of the U.S. Department of Education, White House Office of Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships and the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) to spur community engagement in turning around our nation's lowest performing schools, today launched its School Improvement Challenge for the 2012-13 school year on http://tft.challenge.gov/.
April 18, 2012

AmeriCorps News: CADCA'S VetCorps Program Featured in Obama Administration's New Drug Control Strategy
Today, the Office of National Drug Control Strategy (ONDCP) released its 2012 National Drug Control Strategy, the Obama Administration's primary blueprint for drug policy in the United States. Featured prominently in the strategy is Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America (CADCA)'s VetCorps program, which is designed to help returning veterans and their families access the critical services and support they need to thrive in their communities - ranging from social, mental and physical health services to housing and employment assistance.
April 17, 2012

National Service News: CADCA'S VetCorps Program Featured in Obama Administration's New Drug Control Strategy
Today, the Office of National Drug Control Strategy (ONDCP) released its 2012 National Drug Control Strategy, the Obama Administration's primary blueprint for drug policy in the United States. Featured prominently in the strategy is Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America (CADCA)'s VetCorps program, which is designed to help returning veterans and their families access the critical services and support they need to thrive in their communities - ranging from social, mental and physical health services to housing and employment assistance.
April 17, 2012

National Service News: National Service Agency Recognized at Joining Forces Anniversary for Commitment to Engaging and Serving Veterans
Today at the White House, First Lady Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden recognized the Corporation on National and Community Service (CNCS) and programs supported by the agency for improving the lives of veterans and military family members nationwide at the Joining Forces First Anniversary Celebration.
April 11, 2012

AmeriCorps News: National Service Agency Recognized at Joining Forces Anniversary for Commitment to Engaging and Serving Veterans
Today at the White House, First Lady Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden recognized the Corporation on National and Community Service (CNCS) and programs supported by the agency for improving the lives of veterans and military family members nationwide at the Joining Forces First Anniversary Celebration.
April 11, 2012

AmeriCorps News: Presidential Proclamation: National Volunteer Week, 2012
Our Nation has been profoundly shaped by ordinary Americans who have volunteered their time and energy to overcome extraordinary challenges. From the American Revolution and the Seneca Falls Convention to the everyday acts of compassion and purpose that move millions to make change in their communities, our Nation has always been at its best when individuals have come together to realize a common vision.
April 10, 2012

AmeriCorps News: Wendy Spencer Takes Helm as CEO of Corporation for National and Community Service
Setting a tone of confidence and excitement about the future of national service, Wendy Spencer began her tenure as CEO of the Corporation for National and Community Service yesterday by outlining her goal of strengthening the impact of national service and volunteering in meeting critical community needs.
April 10, 2012

National Service News: Wendy Spencer Takes Helm as CEO of Corporation for National and Community Service
Setting a tone of confidence and excitement about the future of national service, Wendy Spencer began her tenure as CEO of the Corporation for National and Community Service yesterday by outlining her goal of strengthening the impact of national service and volunteering in meeting critical community needs.
April 10, 2012

National Service News: Presidential Proclamation: National Volunteer Week, 2012
Our Nation has been profoundly shaped by ordinary Americans who have volunteered their time and energy to overcome extraordinary challenges. From the American Revolution and the Seneca Falls Convention to the everyday acts of compassion and purpose that move millions to make change in their communities, our Nation has always been at its best when individuals have come together to realize a common vision.
April 10, 2012

AmeriCorps News: AmeriCorps to Help Fight Youth Violence
Today, the Corporation for National and Community Service, in collaboration with Points of Light, announced the expansion of an AmeriCorps VISTA project to support the efforts of the National Forum on Youth Violence to promote pathways to opportunity for at-risk youth, while working to eliminate youth violence.
April 4, 2012

National Service News: AmeriCorps to Help Fight Youth Violence
Today, the Corporation for National and Community Service, in collaboration with Points of Light, announced the expansion of an AmeriCorps VISTA project to support the efforts of the National Forum on Youth Violence to promote pathways to opportunity for at-risk youth, while working to eliminate youth violence.
April 4, 2012

National Service News: Senate Confirms Bipartisan Leaders to Corporation for National and Community Service Board
The U.S. Senate last week confirmed four leaders from the nonprofit, civic, and corporate sectors to serve on the board of directors of the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS).
April 3, 2012

AmeriCorps News: Senate Confirms Bipartisan Leaders to Corporation for National and Community Service Board
The U.S. Senate last week confirmed four leaders from the nonprofit, civic, and corporate sectors to serve on the board of directors of the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS).
April 3, 2012

AmeriCorps News: Nominate National Service Superstars for 2012 Service Impact Awards
Today, the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) announced that it is seeking nominations for the 2012 National Service Impact Awards to honor the best and brightest national service participants from around the country that are making an impact in their communities.
April 3, 2012

National Service News: Nominate National Service Superstars for 2012 Service Impact Awards
Today, the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) announced that it is seeking nominations for the 2012 National Service Impact Awards to honor the best and brightest national service participants from around the country that are making an impact in their communities.
April 3, 2012

National Service News: Communities Commemorate Cesar Chavez through Service and Learning
Throughout the month of March, communities across the country have commemorated the life and legacy of civil rights leader Cesar E. Chavez' work through education, celebration, and service projects.
March 30, 2012

National Service News: Senate Confirms Wendy Spencer as CEO of National Service Agency
The U.S. Senate today unanimously confirmed Wendy Spencer as Chief Executive Officer of the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS).
March 29, 2012

AmeriCorps News: Senate Confirms Wendy Spencer as CEO of National Service Agency
The U.S. Senate today unanimously confirmed Wendy Spencer as Chief Executive Officer of the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS).
March 29, 2012

AmeriCorps News: AmeriCorps Week Marked from Coast to Coast
Last week, thousands of Americans across the country participated in the sixth annual AmeriCorps Week, recognizing the quiet dedication of AmeriCorps members and alumni who are building stronger, safer, and healthier communities through service.
March 23, 2012

National Service News: AmeriCorps Week Marked from Coast to Coast
Last week, thousands of Americans across the country participated in the sixth annual AmeriCorps Week, recognizing the quiet dedication of AmeriCorps members and alumni who are building stronger, safer, and healthier communities through service.
March 23, 2012

National Service News: National Service Agency Announces RSVP Funding Opportunities
Today, the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) announced the availability of federal funding for the agency's RSVP program, part of Senior Corps.
March 19, 2012

National Service News: Senior Corps to Increase Services to VA Hospitals Nationwide
Senior Corps volunteers will begin an increased presence in VA Hospitals across the nation with the acceptance of the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) into the National Advisory Committee (NAC) of the Department of Veterans Affairs Voluntary Service (VAVS).
March 19, 2012

National Service News: New FEMA-AmeriCorps Partnership Strengthens Response, Recovery Efforts Following Disasters
The Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) today announced an innovative new partnership designed to continue to strengthen the nation's ability to respond to and recover from disasters while expanding career opportunities for young people.
March 13, 2012

AmeriCorps News: New FEMA-AmeriCorps Partnership Strengthens Response, Recovery Efforts Following Disasters
The Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) today announced an innovative new partnership designed to continue to strengthen the nation's ability to respond to and recover from disasters while expanding career opportunities for young people.
March 13, 2012

AmeriCorps News: More AmeriCorps Members Deploy in Response to Midwest Tornadoes
Additional AmeriCorps members have deployed to provide disaster relief in the areas of five states that saw significant destruction during the recent storms.
March 12, 2012

National Service News: Colleges Awarded Presidential Honor for Community Service
The Corporation for National and Community Service and the U.S. Department of Education today honored the nation's leading colleges and universities, students, and faculty members, and staff for their commitment to bettering their communities through community service and service learning.
March 12, 2012

National Service News: More AmeriCorps Members Deploy in Response to Midwest Tornadoes
Additional AmeriCorps members have deployed to provide disaster relief in the areas of five states that saw significant destruction during the recent storms.
March 12, 2012

National Service News: AmeriCorps Responds to Midwest Tornadoes
AmeriCorps members from the AmeriCorps St. Louis Emergency Response Team have already been deployed to several sites in Missouri in response to the storms that tore through the Midwest yesterday, and more deployments expected in the coming days.
March 1, 2012

AmeriCorps News: AmeriCorps Responds to Midwest Tornadoes
AmeriCorps members from the AmeriCorps St. Louis Emergency Response Team have already been deployed to several sites in Missouri in response to the storms that tore through the Midwest yesterday, and more deployments expected in the coming days.
March 1, 2012

National Service News: A Billion + Change Mobilizes $1.6 Billion in Skills-Based Volunteer Services from the Private Sector
A Billion + Change, a national campaign to mobilize billions of dollars of pro bono and skills-based volunteer services, will announce today that 78 companies have pledged a total of $1.6 billion in skills-based volunteer service to nonprofit organizations across the nation.
February 27, 2012

National Service News: Obama Administration Announces Together for Tomorrow
The White House Office of Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships, the U.S. Department of Education andthe Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) announced today Together for Tomorrow, a new initiative to spotlight existing and spur new community engagement in turning around persistently low-performing schools.
February 24, 2012

AmeriCorps News: Obama Administration Announces Together for Tomorrow
The White House Office of Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships, the U.S. Department of Education andthe Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) announced today Together for Tomorrow, a new initiative to spotlight existing and spur new community engagement in turning around persistently low-performing schools.
February 24, 2012

National Service News: Report on 2012 Martin Luther King Jr. National Day of Service
Dr. King believed that the work we undertake on behalf of others was the 'new definition of greatness.' On January 16, 2012, hundreds of thousands of Americans of all ages and backgrounds demonstrated their greatness by joining in volunteer service projects across the country to honor Dr. King on the 2012 Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service.
February 22, 2012

National Service News: President's FY 2013 Budget Request for CNCS
Today President Obama is sending his Fiscal Year 2013 budget request to Congress, including proposed funding for the Corporation for National and Community Service and its programs.
February 13, 2012

AmeriCorps News: President's FY 2013 Budget Request for CNCS
Today President Obama is sending his Fiscal Year 2013 budget request to Congress, including proposed funding for the Corporation for National and Community Service and its programs.
February 13, 2012

National Service News: National Service Agency Requests Applications for Social Innovation Fund Competition
The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) released a Notice of Federal Funding Availability (NOFA) today for the 2012 grant competition of the Social Innovation Fund. The deadline for applications will be 5:00 p.m. EST on Tuesday, March 27, 2012. Successful applicants will receive grants of between $1 and $5 million per year for up to 5 years.
February 10, 2012

National Service News: National Service Agency Requests Applications for September 11th National Day of Service and Remembrance Grants
The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) released a Notice for Federal Funding Availability (NOFA) today for the 2012 grant competition for the September 11th National Day of Service and Remembrance grants. The deadline for applications will be 5:00 p.m. EST on Tuesday, March 13, 2012. Successful applicants will be notified by the end of June, 2012.
February 7, 2012

AmeriCorps News: National Service Agency Requests Applications for September 11th National Day of Service and Remembrance Grants
The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) released a Notice for Federal Funding Availability (NOFA) today for the 2012 grant competition for the September 11th National Day of Service and Remembrance grants. The deadline for applications will be 5:00 p.m. EST on Tuesday, March 13, 2012. Successful applicants will be notified by the end of June, 2012.
February 7, 2012

National Service News: Missouri House Honors AmeriCorps for 'Indispensable' Role in Joplin Recovery
Jefferson City, Mo. -- The Missouri House of Representatives today will pass a resolution honoring AmeriCorps members from across the country who have played an indispensible role in helping the city of Joplin recover from the devastating tornado that struck the city on May 22, 2011.
January 31, 2012

National Service News: Missouri House of Representatives Resolution 244 on AmeriCorps Role in Joplin Recovery
Whereas, AmeriCorps volunteers have been indispensable to the recovery efforts in Joplin and Duquesne, Missouri, following the tornado that killed 161 residents and destroyed over 7,000 homes, churches, schools and businesses; and
January 31, 2012

AmeriCorps News: Missouri House of Representatives Resolution 244 on AmeriCorps Role in Joplin Recovery
Whereas, AmeriCorps volunteers have been indispensable to the recovery efforts in Joplin and Duquesne, Missouri, following the tornado that killed 161 residents and destroyed over 7,000 homes, churches, schools and businesses; and
January 31, 2012

AmeriCorps News: Missouri House Honors AmeriCorps for 'Indispensable' Role in Joplin Recovery
Jefferson City, Mo. -- The Missouri House of Representatives today will pass a resolution honoring AmeriCorps members from across the country who have played an indispensible role in helping the city of Joplin recover from the devastating tornado that struck the city on May 22, 2011.
January 31, 2012

National Service News: Missouri House Resolution No. 244
Whereas, AmeriCorps volunteers have been indispensable to the recovery efforts in Joplin and Duquesne, Missouri, following the tornado that killed 161 residents and destroyed over 7,000 homes, churches, schools and businesses; and
January 31, 2012

AmeriCorps News: Missouri House Resolution No. 244
Whereas, AmeriCorps volunteers have been indispensable to the recovery efforts in Joplin and Duquesne, Missouri, following the tornado that killed 161 residents and destroyed over 7,000 homes, churches, schools and businesses; and
January 31, 2012

AmeriCorps News: AmeriCorps Alumni Sought for Prestigious Eli Segal Fellowship
The Corporation for National and Community Service is seeking applications from former AmeriCorps members who are interested in serving as the 2012-2013 Eli Segal Fellow, a year-long leadership opportunity to help advance national service policy, operations, and strategy at the Corporation for National and Community Service headquarters.
January 19, 2012

National Service News: AmeriCorps Alumni Sought for Prestigious Eli Segal Fellowship
The Corporation for National and Community Service is seeking applications from former AmeriCorps members who are interested in serving as the 2012-2013 Eli Segal Fellow, a year-long leadership opportunity to help advance national service policy, operations, and strategy at the Corporation for National and Community Service headquarters.
January 19, 2012

National Service News: Nation's Leaders Come Together to Promote Critical Investment in the Future at 2nd Annual National Mentoring Summit
National youth mentoring organizations, Administration officials, civic leaders, corporate executives and the country's foremost mentoring researchers will join together in Washington next week at the second annual National Mentoring Summit to promote a pathway for ensuring our nation's youth receive quality mentoring and guidance that will enable them to have a promising future.
January 18, 2012

National Service News: White House Council for Community Solutions Launches National Effort to Put Disconnected Youth on Pathways to Education and Work
In response to President Obama's challenge to the nation to help every young adult find a pathway to long-term economic success, The White House Council for Community Solutions today announced it will join a diverse coalition of partners to launch a 100-day initiative to unite all citizens to go 'All In' for youth.
January 17, 2012

National Service News: Companies Bolster MLK Day of Service Volunteer Efforts
For a growing number of U.S. companies, the MLK Day of Service is an opportunity to invest money, supplies, and employee time to make a difference in their communities and honor the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King.
January 16, 2012

National Service News: National Day of Service Honors the Life and Legacy of Dr. King
Today, in honor of the legacy and life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Americans across the country will unite in a national day of service, working together to address some of the nation's toughest problems.
January 16, 2012

National Service News: President Obama, Cabinet Secretaries, and Senior Administration Officials Honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. National Day of Service by Participating in Community Service Projects and Events Throughout the Country
To honor the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. National Day of Service and Dr. King's life and legacy, the President and Mrs. Obama, the Vice President and Dr. Jill Biden, Cabinet Secretaries, and other senior administration officials participated in community service projects and events throughout the country. Led by the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) and the King Center, the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service is an opportunity for all Americans to come together to help meet the needs of their communities and make an ongoing commitment to service throughout the year.
January 16, 2012

National Service News: Presidential Proclamation: Martin Luther King, Jr., Federal Holiday, 2012
On a hot summer day nearly half a century ago, an African American preacher with no official title or rank gave voice to our Nation's deepest aspirations, sharing his dream of an America that ensured the true equality of all our people. From the steps of the Lincoln Memorial, the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. inspired a movement that would push our country toward a more perfect Union.
January 13, 2012

National Service News: MLK Volunteer Opportunities Across the Nation
On the MLK Day of Service and throughout the year, Americans are using the power of service to help families across the country. Led by the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), the organizations and volunteers it supports are helping families find permanent housing, providing financial education and job readiness supports, and mentoring students so they can succeed in school and life.
January 13, 2012

National Service News: MLK Day Will Be Marked as a National Day of Service
Momentum is building for the annual Martin Luther King Day of Service, as thousands of organizations across the country put the finishing touches on volunteer projects to bring Americans together to serve their neighbors and advance Dr. King's dream of social justice and economic opportunity for all.
January 11, 2012

National Service News: White House Highlights Local Leaders As 'Champions of Change' For Following in the Footsteps of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Thursday, January 12th, eight local leaders who are following in the legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr. will be honored at the White House as Champions of Change. These men and women, who include business and non-profit leaders and community volunteers, have each taken great strides to improve the lives of others through volunteerism and in providing economic opportunity to others in their community.
January 11, 2012

National Service News: Corporation for National and Community Service Committed to Recruiting Veterans
The Corporation for National and Community Service today announced its participation in 100 Hiring Our Heroes job fairs over the next five years, part of the federal agency's commitment to recruit more veterans and military families to lead national service initiatives that solve problems and strengthen our communities.
January 10, 2012

AmeriCorps News: Corporation for National and Community Service Committed to Recruiting Veterans
The Corporation for National and Community Service today announced its participation in 100 Hiring Our Heroes job fairs over the next five years, part of the federal agency's commitment to recruit more veterans and military families to lead national service initiatives that solve problems and strengthen our communities.
January 10, 2012

National Service News: Target Executive Laysha Ward Elected Board Chair of Corporation for National and Community Service
The board of directors of the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) has elected Target executive and longtime service champion Laysha L. Ward to serve as chair.
January 9, 2012

National Service News: We Can't Wait: The White House Announces Federal and Private Sector Commitments to Provide Employment Opportunities for Nearly 180,000 Youth
Today, the White House announced Summer Jobs+, a new call to action for businesses, non-profits, and government to work together to provide pathways to employment for low-income and disconnected youth in the summer of 2012. The President proposed $1.5 billion for high-impact summer jobs and year-round employment for low-income youth ages 16-24 in the American Jobs Act as part of the Pathways Back to Work fund.
January 5, 2012

The Oregonian: Oregon AmeriCorps Volunteer Helps Students
Emily Easley, a University of Oregon graduate with a bachelor's degree in history, is Groner Elementary's new AmeriCorps volunteer. She plans on going to graduate school to get a master's degree in education. Right now, she says she is enjoying a great experience with the students at Groner.
December 20, 2011

National Service News: White House Highlights 'Champions of Change' Who Are Giving Back
Tomorrow, Thursday, December 15th, ten local leaders who are helping to give back to their community will be honored at the White House as Champions of Change. These men and women, who include non-profit leaders, community activists and mentors, have each taken great strides to improve the lives of others through charitable work, faith and advocacy.
December 14, 2011

National Service News: CNCS Convenes Leadership Gathering to Increase Disability Inclusion in National Service
The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) today kicked off a two-day conference bringing together more than 200 leaders in the disability and service communities to develop strategies to support the full inclusion of people with disabilities in national service.
December 8, 2011

National Service News: White House Calls on Communities and Organizations to Nominate Dedicated Volunteers
As the 26th anniversary of Martin Luther King Day approaches, the White House and the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) are joining forces to recognize outstanding volunteers nationwide with the MLK Drum Majors for Service program.
December 8, 2011

National Service News: AmeriCorps NCCC Continues Hurricane Irene Response in Vermont
As communities across Vermont continue to recover and rebuild from the catastrophic flooding caused byHurricane Irene, a team of 10 AmeriCorps NCCC members has chosen to extend their term of service and deploy to Windsor County, Vt. to assist with the disaster relief and flood recovery efforts.
November 18, 2011

AmeriCorps News: AmeriCorps NCCC Continues Hurricane Irene Response in Vermont
As communities across Vermont continue to recover and rebuild from the catastrophic flooding caused byHurricane Irene, a team of 10 AmeriCorps NCCC members has chosen to extend their term of service and deploy to Windsor County, Vt. to assist with the disaster relief and flood recovery efforts.
November 18, 2011

National Service News: CADCA, National Guard and CNCS Announce Unique New Program to Help Returning Vets Access Key Services
Today, Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America (CADCA), the National Guard Bureau and the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) announced a unique new program called VetCorps to help returning veterans and their families access the critical services and support they need - ranging from social, mental and physical health services to housing and employment assistance.
November 10, 2011

AmeriCorps News: CADCA, National Guard and CNCS Announce Unique New Program to Help Returning Vets Access Key Services
Today, Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America (CADCA), the National Guard Bureau and the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) announced a unique new program called VetCorps to help returning veterans and their families access the critical services and support they need - ranging from social, mental and physical health services to housing and employment assistance.
November 10, 2011

National Service News: A Billion + Change Set To Mobilize Billions In Skills-Based Volunteer Services From Businesses
Today, nonprofit, corporate and government leaders will gather to mark a major milestone for A Billion + Change—a national campaign to mobilize billions of dollars in skills-based and pro bono volunteer services to help build the capacity of nonprofit organizations to effectively meet community needs.
November 3, 2011

National Service News: CNCS Joins HUD for Official Honor Roll Kick-Off
As part of the official kick-off for the 2012 President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll, the Corporation for National and Community Service joined the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for discussion on the role that institutions of higher education play in stimulating local economies.
October 21, 2011

National Service News: President Obama Announces Intent to Nominate Wendy Spencer as CNCS CEO
Today, President Barack Obama announced his intent to nominate the following individuals to key Administration posts.
October 17, 2011

AmeriCorps News: President Obama Announces Intent to Nominate Wendy Spencer as CNCS CEO
Today, President Barack Obama announced his intent to nominate the following individuals to key Administration posts.
October 17, 2011

National Service News: Application Process Now Open for 2012 President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll
Entering its sixth year, the President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll is now accepting applications for the 2012 season. The Honor Roll increases the public's awareness of the contributions that colleges and their students make to local communities and the nation as a whole.
October 13, 2011

National Service News: White House Council for Community Solutions Convenes to Address the Best Ways to Employ Our Nation's Youth
The White House Council for Community Solutions will meet Friday to discuss the importance of cross-sector engagements as a means to advance communities in need, specifically looking at reconnecting youth to education and the workforce.
October 12, 2011

National Service News: National Service Agency Awards Grants to Strengthen Nonprofit Capacity and Impact
The Corporation for National and Community Service today announced Nonprofit Capacity Building Program grants totaling $998,000 to increase the capacity of nonprofits to improve lives in communities facing economic hardships.
September 27, 2011

National Service News: National Service Agency Announces 2011 September 11th Challenge Grant Winners
The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) announced $500,000 in grants to 14 organizations committed to the engagement of Americans in service during the September 11th National Day of Service and Remembrance 10th Anniversary Challenge.
September 27, 2011

AmeriCorps News: National Service Agency Awards Grants to Strengthen Nonprofit Capacity and Impact
The Corporation for National and Community Service today announced Nonprofit Capacity Building Program grants totaling $998,000 to increase the capacity of nonprofits to improve lives in communities facing economic hardships.
September 27, 2011

National Service News: One in Four Older Americans Makes a Positive Impact in Local Communities Through Volunteering, Providing More Than $64 Billion in Annual Economic Benefit to the U.S.
New data released today by the Corporation for National and Community Service indicates that 18.7 million older adults - more than a quarter of those 55 and older - contributed on average more than 3 billion hours of service in their communities per year between 2008 and 2010. The yearly economic benefit of this service to the nation equals more than $64 billion.
September 19, 2011

AmeriCorps News: Report Shows Majority of Americans Civically Engaged in Their Communities
Between 2008 and 2010, a majority of Americans were civically active in a variety of ways, working with others to improve their communities, according to the 2011 Civic Life in America: Key Findings on the Civic Health of the Nation research released today by the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) and the National Conference on Citizenship (NCoC).
September 15, 2011

National Service News: Report Shows Majority of Americans Civically Engaged in Their Communities
Between 2008 and 2010, a majority of Americans were civically active in a variety of ways, working with others to improve their communities, according to the 2011 Civic Life in America: Key Findings on the Civic Health of the Nation research released today by the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) and the National Conference on Citizenship (NCoC).
September 15, 2011

National Service News: National Service Agency Announces 2012 King Day of Service Grants
The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) announced $700,000 in grants for six organizations to plan and carry out service projects to bring Americans together to meet community needs on the 2012 Martin Luther King, Jr. National Day of Service.
September 13, 2011

AmeriCorps News: National Service Agency Announces 2012 King Day of Service Grants
The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) announced $700,000 in grants for six organizations to plan and carry out service projects to bring Americans together to meet community needs on the 2012 Martin Luther King, Jr. National Day of Service.
September 13, 2011

AmeriCorps News: September 11th Day of Service Projects Taking Place in all 50 States
The tenth anniversary of the September 11th attacks will be marked by service projects in all 50 states, with hundreds of thousands of volunteers expected to turn out to paint and refurbish homes, run food drives, spruce up schools, reclaim neighborhoods, and support and honor veterans, soldiers, military families, and first responders.
September 10, 2011

National Service News: September 11th Day of Service Projects Taking Place in all 50 States
The tenth anniversary of the September 11th attacks will be marked by service projects in all 50 states, with hundreds of thousands of volunteers expected to turn out to paint and refurbish homes, run food drives, spruce up schools, reclaim neighborhoods, and support and honor veterans, soldiers, military families, and first responders.
September 10, 2011

AmeriCorps News: AmeriCorps Stories: How 9/11 Changed My Life
In the aftermath of the tragedy that struck America a decade ago, hundreds of AmeriCorps members stepped forward to help, offering assistance to the injured, serving as family caseworkers, and helping those displaced from Ground Zero find housing and other services. For many, their service was a life-changing experience, inspiring them to pursue lives of public service.
September 9, 2011

AmeriCorps News: Americans Remember September 11th By Serving
On the tenth anniversary of the September 11th attacks, hundreds of thousands of Americans will participate in service and remembrance activities to pay tribute to 9/11 victims and heroes and rekindle the spirit of unity and compassion that followed the attacks.
September 9, 2011

National Service News: AmeriCorps Stories: How 9/11 Changed My Life
In the aftermath of the tragedy that struck America a decade ago, hundreds of AmeriCorps members stepped forward to help, offering assistance to the injured, serving as family caseworkers, and helping those displaced from Ground Zero find housing and other services. For many, their service was a life-changing experience, inspiring them to pursue lives of public service.
September 9, 2011

National Service News: Americans Remember September 11th By Serving
On the tenth anniversary of the September 11th attacks, hundreds of thousands of Americans will participate in service and remembrance activities to pay tribute to 9/11 victims and heroes and rekindle the spirit of unity and compassion that followed the attacks.
September 9, 2011

AmeriCorps News: National Service Teams Deployed for Hurricane Irene Response
As Hurricane Irene causes flooding, damage and mass evacuations on its run up the Eastern seaboard, AmeriCorps and Senior Corps members are responding in multiple states, the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) announced today.
August 28, 2011

National Service News: National Service Teams Deployed for Hurricane Irene Response
As Hurricane Irene causes flooding, damage and mass evacuations on its run up the Eastern seaboard, AmeriCorps and Senior Corps members are responding in multiple states, the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) announced today.
August 28, 2011

AmeriCorps News: President Calls on Americans to Serve on September 11th
President Obama today urged Americans to come together in acts of service and remembrance to honor the victims and heroes of September 11th on the upcoming tenth anniversary of the terror attacks.
August 27, 2011

National Service News: President Calls on Americans to Serve on September 11th
President Obama today urged Americans to come together in acts of service and remembrance to honor the victims and heroes of September 11th on the upcoming tenth anniversary of the terror attacks.
August 27, 2011

National Service News: National Service Agency Announces 2012 AmeriCorps Funding Opportunities
The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) today kicked off its 2012 AmeriCorps grant competition by releasing three funding notices for organizations interested in using national service as a solution to critical problems facing our communities and the nation.
August 25, 2011

AmeriCorps News: National Service Agency Announces 2012 AmeriCorps Funding Opportunities
The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) today kicked off its 2012 AmeriCorps grant competition by releasing three funding notices for organizations interested in using national service as a solution to critical problems facing our communities and the nation.
August 25, 2011

National Service News: National Service Agency Announces Additional AmeriCorps Grants Supporting 1,500 New Members Meeting Community Needs
The Corporation for National and Community Service today announced $5.9 million in additional 2011 AmeriCorps grants to 17 organizations meeting pressing challenges in communities across the nation.
August 12, 2011

AmeriCorps News: National Service Agency Announces Additional AmeriCorps Grants Supporting 1,500 New Members Meeting Community Needs
The Corporation for National and Community Service today announced $5.9 million in additional 2011 AmeriCorps grants to 17 organizations meeting pressing challenges in communities across the nation.
August 12, 2011

AmeriCorps News: New Report: Americans Devote 8.1 Billion Hours to Volunteering in 2010
Volunteers provide a powerful economic and social benefit to communities across the nation, with 62.8 million adults serving almost 8.1 billion hours through organizations in 2010, according to research released today by the federal Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS).
August 8, 2011

National Service News: New Report: Americans Devote 8.1 Billion Hours to Volunteering in 2010
Volunteers provide a powerful economic and social benefit to communities across the nation, with 62.8 million adults serving almost 8.1 billion hours through organizations in 2010, according to research released today by the federal Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS).
August 8, 2011

Blue Mountain Eagle: Blue Mountain Eagle: Monument Food Programs gain $25,000
MONUMENT - Folks up in Monument have come into some serious bread. Which they plan to turn into, well, bread ... and a whole lot of other provisions to help feed people in their community. Monument Senior Citizens, who are partnering with Monument School in the Monument Food Security Enhancement Project, recently received a $25,000 grant from the Meyer Memorial Trust, to help with food programs for the community...
July 20, 2011

AmeriCorps News: National Service Agency Announces Plans to Support 9/11 National Day of Service and Remembrance
Joining Congressional and nonprofit leaders at the U.S. Capitol today, Acting CEO of the Corporation for National and Community Service Robert Velasco, II, announced the agency's plans to support a national effort to inspire millions of Americans to engage in service and remembrance activities on the upcoming 10th anniversary of the September 11 terror attacks.
July 14, 2011

AmeriCorps News: National Service Agency Announces Funding to Help Nonprofits Strengthen Performance Management
The Corporation for National and Community Service has announced the availability of close to $1 million in funding to help build the capacity of small and midsize nonprofits to develop and implement performance management systems.
July 11, 2011

AmeriCorps News: AmeriCorps Director John Gomperts Commentary on Joplin Tornado Volunteer Response
Below is a guest commentary by AmeriCorps Director John Gomperts that appeared in the July 7, 2011 edition of the St. Louis Post Dispatch. The commentary highlights the extraordinary volunteer response to the May 22 Joplin tornado and the key volunteer management role played by AmeriCorps in the wake of natural disasters.
July 7, 2011

AmeriCorps News: As Missouri River Swells, AmeriCorps Helps Protect Iowa Town
AmeriCorps is coming to aid the small Iowa riverside town of Hamburg, as members from across the state begin a two-month assignment to patrol the levees protecting the town from the swelling waters of the Missouri River.
June 30, 2011

AmeriCorps News: AmeriCorps NCCC Alums Receive Congressional Honor for National Service
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.
June 24, 2011

AmeriCorps News: Grant Funds Available for 2012 Martin Luther King Day of Service
The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) has announced the availability of approximately $700,000 in grants for organizations to plan and carry out projects that bring Americans together to serve on the 2012 Martin Luther King, Jr. National Day of Service.
June 24, 2011

News Release: Nominations Now Open for the 2011 Oregon Governor's Volunteer Awards
Nominations Now Open for 2011 Oregon Governor’s Volunteer Awards; Wells Fargo commits $60,000 to support program for three years SALEM, Ore. — Nominations are now being accepted for the 2011 Oregon Governor’s Volunteer Awards, hosted by Oregon Volunteers Commission for Voluntary Action and Service. These awards, which have a new presenting sponsor, shine the spotlight on trailblazing individuals, programs and organizations that are creating positive change through volunteerism throughout Oregon....
May 9, 2011

News Release: The Face of AmeriCorps in Oregon: Member service benefits communities
<b>The Face of AmeriCorps in Oregon: Member service benefits communities</b><br/> National AmeriCorps Week is May 14-21, 2011<br/> <br/> Portland, Ore.—<br/> “I chose to serve in AmeriCorps because I wanted to give something back to my country. I recognize inequity on many levels in this country and wanted to create the most organic change toward social justice.” – Jory Card, AmeriCorps member, Playworks in Portland<br/> <br/> “Being the only member serving in my community, I wasn't aware of how large the program was. When I was in Talladega, sitting in a room with 500 other youth who would be spending the whole year serving just like me, it hit me that this was so big. I realized then that there would be such an impact from our work and things would be different in the end due to our service. It was really exciting, motivating and humbling.” – Liz Henderson, AmeriCorps National Direct member, Habitat for Humanity in Junction City, Harrisburg and Monroe<br/> <br/> These words are from AmeriCorps members serving in Oregon communities. From Umatilla to Coos, Multnomah to Deschutes, Oregon communities are benefiting from the measurable impact of AmeriCorps members serving in 30 counties statewide.<br/><br/>
May 6, 2011

Oregon Volunteers Press Release: Oregon Residents Mark 25th Anniversary of King Holiday with Service
Oregon Residents Mark 25th Anniversary of King Holiday With Service Oregon Volunteers supports day of service with mini grants Portland, Ore. – Oregon is preparing for a big Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service on January 17, 2011—the 25th anniversary of the holiday. Volunteers across Oregon will take part in projects in their communities, joining hundreds of thousands of Americans by serving others and making the holiday “a day on, not a day off“...
January 4, 2011

Albany Democrat-Herald: Volunteer gets the word out on local foods
TANGENT — Linn County residents who want to know more about where they can find locally grown foods now have a resource at the Ten Rivers Food Web website, www.tenriversfoodweb.org. Chicago area native Spencer Masterson, who is spending 11 months in the area as an AmeriCorps RARE volunteer, is writing a blog dedicated to connecting farmers with consumers.
December 27, 2010

The Times: Healthy Start helps first-time parents in Washington County
Healthy Start, formerly known as the New Parent Network, provides information, support and basic and intensive services to first-time parents in Washington County. Basic services include referrals to community services and parenting classes, as well as information about child development. Intensive services include coordinated home visits with family support workers from various agencies who provide information on child development...
December 2, 2010

West Linn Tidings: Making service learning a campus institution
Amanda Baker is awfully young to be starting institutions at a college. But that is what she intends to do at Marylhurst University by instituting service learning as a vital and continuing part of campus life. Baker has the right stuff for this unusual task, because Oregon Campus Compact hired her as its AmeriCorps VISTA representative at Marylhurst...
December 2, 2010

Woodburn Independent: A man who gives back: Victor Hoffer has spent his life taking care of his community
Helping others has always come second nature to Mt. Angel resident Victor Hoffer. When he was as young as 7 years old, Hoffer, who was in and out of the hospital frequently because of a birth defect, would comfort other sick children in the hospital and tell them everything would be OK. Now, 50 years later, he's still doing that.
October 28, 2010

The Oregonian: SHIBA volunteer, Michael Majowicz of Aloha, among winners of 2010 Oregon Governor's Volunteer Awards
All Michael Majowicz really was looking for was an excuse to get out of the house. What he found was much more. "I get bored without things to do," he says. "Once I retired, it took me six months to go through the 'honey-do' list that I was able to avoid while I was working," he says with a grin. "It seemed like I should be doing something better with my time than sitting around getting older."
October 28, 2010

The News-Register: Winston Minister Receives Statewide Recognition
WINSTON — A Winston Baptist minister has received statewide recognition for spearheading civic projects over the past decade. Community Baptist Church Pastor Steven Schenewerk was named the outstanding adult volunteer of the year Friday at the Governor's Volunteer Awards luncheon in Salem.
October 28, 2010

The Oregonian: Foster Grandparent volunteers help students thrive with one-on-one help
A second-grader at North Gresham Grade School had a breakthrough on her math homework last week. So she got a sticker. It was a small, everyday form of recognition -- one that wouldn't be noteworthy if it were any other student. But for 7-year-old Hailey, the little lion sticker was one of the first she ever got...
October 25, 2010

OregonLive.com: Elders In Action Teams with CROPS for 9/11 Day of Service
Before the volunteers trudged off to harvest beets and radishes and peppers, they paused for a few minutes beneath the leafy trees at the end of a gravel road. From pink cards, they read aloud the names of the 40 passengers and cre members who died on Sept. 11, 2001 when United Flight 93 crashed into a Pennsylvania farm field...
September 21, 2010

Corvallils Gazette-Times: College Hill school gets new library
In the far north classroom at College Hill, the Corvallis School District’s alternative school, unopened boxes of books await shelving in the empty space. But in a few weeks, the room will be complete with brightly colored bookshelves, computers and plush chairs for kicking back with a good book...
September 15, 2010

Corvallis Gazette-Times: 'Day of Service' marks 9/11 tragedy
"In the sunlit Starker Arts Garden for Education, Sarah McCune chopped tomatoes and cucumbers Friday morning for two large garden salads. "We're so lucky it turned out so nice!" she said. McCune, the garden education assistant at SAGE, was one of about 20 volunteers who spent the morning working at the garden....
September 13, 2010

Corvallis Gazette-Times: 'Day of Service' set for 9/11 anniversary
Local service groups and organizations are banding together this year for a day of service to note the ninth anniversary of the attacks of September 11, 2001.
September 13, 2010

The News-Review: Douglas County's AmeriCorps members pitch in
Mary Flanigan and Liz Reich, both members of the United Community Action Network's AmeriCorps Team in Douglas County, have created a short film to raise awareness about stigmas attached to those dealing with mental illness.
April 28, 2010

Yamhill Valley News Register: Connecting services and people in need
Amy Burton, Oregon Community Action Corps (OCAC) AmeriCorps member, served as the "chief organizer" of the successful Yamhill County Community Connect event.
April 17, 2010

Springfield Times: Cesar Chavez honored in annual event at Agnes Stewart
Juliane Collaco, AmeriCorps HOPE, member coordinated an opportunity for Springfield students to honor and learn more about Cesar Chavez.
April 15, 2010

The Daily Astorian: Everyday People: John Dean plants healthier foods in state food banks
A member of the RARE AmeriCorps team, John Dean is helping county residents and businesses assess where their food comes from and elicit change to make it more efficient.
April 5, 2010

Lake Oswego Review: Fighting hunger is focus for program at Marylhurst
Amanda Baker, an AmeriCorps*VISTA member with Oregon Campus Compact has found that Marylhurst University is a good place to launch an attack on hunger in Oregon.
April 1, 2010

Statesman-Journal: Mass Appeal
Kat Franken organizes the free, all-comers series in Salem as part of her community efforts for AmeriCorps. It was a natural for the bicycle commuter who doesn't own a car.
March 22, 2010

Corporation for National and Community Service: Senate Commends VISTA for 45 Years of Fighting Poverty
VISTA celebrated its 45th Anniversary of fighting poverty on Monday March 15th, 2010.
March 15, 2010

The Daily Astorian: Cannon Beach woman discovers life's basic simplicities during her explorations
Oregon AmeriCorps member, Donna Lenius servces as the marine educator for the Haystack Rock Awareness Program (HRAP) in Cannon Beach.
February 22, 2010

Newberg Graphic: Yamhill County’s Homeless May be Increasing
County sweep — Oregon Community Action Corps member, Amy Burton shares preliminary figures from annual survey conducted during the end of January 2010.
February 2, 2010

Ashland Daily Tidings: Art From the Heart
Southern Oregon University students broke out their paintbrushes Saturday for the annual Martin Luther King Day of Service, creating a mural that will be hung in the Habitat for Humanity ReStore in Medford. This project was one of many supported by Oregon Volunteers Martin Luther King Day mini-grants.
January 28, 2010

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