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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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How does AmeriCorps NCCC respond to disasters?  Like this…


From late May through mid-June, Texas was inundated by flooding due to a series of severe storms.  Of the more than 220 AmeriCorps and Senior Corps members responding to date, 64 are Denver-based NCCC or FEMA Corps members.  An additional 27 Denver-based FEMA Corps members are supporting response remotely.  Here is the Southwest Region’s response story.

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How does AmeriCorps NCCC respond to disasters?  Like this…

From late May through mid-June, Texas was inundated by flooding due to...

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The National Service family wishes everyone a safe an happy July 4th holiday and encourages all Americans to pause and remember those who fought for the freedoms we enjoy.

Jul 4, 2015

By Ericka Mckibbin


This weekend I had the opportunity to participate in a service project with Northwest Florida State College and Farm Share, hosted by Volunteer Florida’s LeaderCorps member Darsey Kelly and Volunteer Florida grantee NWF Environmental Stewards at Northwest Florida State College. 

LeaderCorps is a new Volunteer Florida program designed to immerse Florida’s AmeriCorps members in leadership development to maximize the impact of national service and advocate for volunteerism and civic engagement in their local communities. The inaugural class of LeaderCorps members is comprised of 21 members, who, in addition to their training, are also tasked with coordinating service projects in their communities.

This LeaderCorps project was held in Defuniak Springs at the Northwest Florida State College Chautauqua Center. In little over an hour, volunteers distributed over 14,000 pounds of food!

Local non-profit leaders noted that, in this rural community, many families struggle to find jobs, lack access to social services, and sometimes experience hunger. Local volunteers were excited about the opportunity to make a positive change, and they expressed hope that projects like this will become a regular event!

I am proud of our LeaderCorps team, local AmeriCorps members, and the many volunteers who served alongside them…they definitely got things done!!

Jul 3, 2015

Fridays make us feel like dancing. Service makes us feel like dancing. That means it’s time for a National Service Dance Party. Here are six reasons why national service makes us feel like dancing.

The Spirit of Service is Contagious 


Even at the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) headquarters, we can feel the spirit of our AmeriCorps members and Senior Corps volunteers who are doing great things all across America. Sometimes the enthusiasm gets our toes tapping.

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Serve Your Community

There are as many reasons to serve. Get information on how you can give back to your community.

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Impact Your Nation

The members and volunteers who serve in CNCS programs provide vital assistance to organizations.

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Through programs and grants, CNCS provides human capital—people power—to help you address emerging needs in your community.

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