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We are the Corporation for National and Community Service, a federal agency that helps more than 5 million Americans improve the lives of their fellow citizens through service. Working hand in hand with local partners, we tap the ingenuity and can-do spirit of the American people to tackle some of the most pressing challenges facing our nation.

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The best ideas come from the American people. Everyone has a story to tell, everyone has a part to play.

All across the country, ordinary Americans are doing extraordinary things in their communities to out-innovate, out-educate, and out-build the rest of the world. Every week, we will invite these Champions of Change to the White House to share their ideas to win the future.

Watch the event live on 5/1 at 1p.m. ET at whitehouse.gov/live and learn more about the #WHChamps at go.usa.gov/3BzaQ.

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May 1, 2015

The best ideas come from the American people. Everyone has a story to tell, everyone has a part to play.

All across the country, ordinary Americans are doing extraordinary things in their...

By John Gomperts

Are national service programs boosting high school graduation rates?

You bet.

Last year, America’s Promise published The Role of National Service in Closing the Graduation Gap, which found that national service is one of the best ways to equip young people with what they most need to stay in school: human capital.

Caring adults are the single most powerful force for helping young people stay in school and become successful adults after they graduate. As Robert Putnam pointed out in our report, “It’s almost impossible to exaggerate how little poor kids know about the opportunities that are available to them. What they need are adult mentors who are regularly, reliably in their lives and can hand-tailor the information and support they need. There’s no question in my mind that national service and AmeriCorps, working with parents and schools, could do that.”

That’s why I am especially pleased that the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) recently launched Operation AmeriCorps, a series of grants that will, while tackling a host of community challenges, leverage the power of national service to boost high school graduation rates.

Apr 30, 2015

Make Your Plans for National PrepareAthon Day

National #PrepareAthon Day is tomorrow (April 30). It’s a great time to discover tools and techniques that can help in the event of an emergency or disaster.

Learn more → http://go.usa.gov/3BPW5

Apr 29, 2015

Happy National Superheroes Day!

We think all of our AmeriCorps members and Senior Corps volunteers are superheroes. Even without capes.

Apr 28, 2015

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  • "If we can't find a way, we'll make one!' - @WendyCNCS #WHChamps 1 day 13 hours ago
  • "Let's change the conversation from 'what's @AmeriCorps VISTA' to 'how can I join!'" - Eileen Conoboy #WHChamps 1 day 13 hours ago
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