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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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Count on National Service in Times of Disaster

Count on National Service in times of disaster. Watch this video to see how AmeriCorps’ response to the 2011 tornado in Joplin, MO, helped the city recover from that devastating storm. 

Jun 30, 2015
Count on National Service in Times of Disaster

Count on National Service in times of disaster. Watch this video to see how AmeriCorps’ response to the 2011 tornado in Joplin, MO, helped the city...



AmeriCorps: The Best of the American Spirit

“The young people who serve in AmeriCorps show us the best of the American spirit. They tutor our children, aid the victims of disaster, and restore our streams and parks. It is a tremendous investment in young people, a tremendous investment in the future, and I am a strong supporter of AmeriCorps.”

– General Colin L. Powell (Ret.)

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Jun 26, 2015

By Richard F. Pritchett

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How do we help solve the obesity problem in the United States of America? We can’t do it overnight, and we must start with young people. Children learn their life habits at an early age. If we can teach them good eating habits and to exercise in a fun and entertaining way, then hopefully, they will continue to eat healthy and exercise throughout their life and pass it on to the next generation.

That is why the CATCH program is a rewarding experience for me. I work with K-5 kids and I was surprised to find out how eager they are to learn about nutrition and healthy habits. It is hard in this current environment when kids are constantly bombarded with junk food and soft drink ads on a daily basis. We only have their attention for a few hours a week, but the media has their attention 24/7. It is a huge task to reverse the trend.

We teach the children they do not have to give up their favorite WHOA foods and video games, but stay healthy by eating more and more GO foods and exercising. If we touch just a few children and they go on to a healthy life and pass it on to their children, then the CATCH program is working. 

Jun 26, 2015

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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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