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By: Ted Miller, Chief of External Affairs CNCS 

After a visit on Tuesday morning to a Social Innovation Fund grantee in Seattle, we traveled to the beautiful State Capitol Building in Olympia, where many of the state’s SIF Pay for Success grantees gathered to exchange ideas and experiences.

Olympia was the data part of the day. We heard from Pay for Success grantees about how the funding they received from SIF enabled them to identify better ways to structure programs designed to improve the way people get health care or strengthening early childhood learning.

Pay for Success is a part of SIF where organizations explore the option of getting payment for social services with verified social outcomes.

We also met representatives from the Governor’s office, state agencies and programs like the Department of Early Learning and the State Health Care Authority.

The people crunching these numbers are doing it for a reason: to see what the data tell us and how they could help people struggling with homelessness and other chronic challenges get on a better path.

The presenters also talked about how the Pay for Success funding helped sharpened their planning and outreach. IT gave them an opportunity to enlist colleagues in other agencies and community organizations in finding ways improved data management could mean—true to the SIF mantra—finding what works and making it work for more people.

Dave Wilkinson, the Director of the White House Office of Social Innovation and Civic Participation, gave an overview of how SIF has advanced President Obama’s innovation agenda. He also highlighted the SIF’s recent announcement of a $13.3 million Pay for Success funding competition. This includes funds for organizations looking to strengthen the connection between data and improved services as well as joint venture we have with the Department of Veterans Affairs to identify ways to improve employment outcomes for veterans with service-connected disability post-traumatic stress disorder.

By: Ted Miller, Chief of External Affairs CNCS 

After a visit on Tuesday morning to a Social Innovation Fund grantee in Seattle, we traveled to the beautiful State Capitol Building in...

By: Krystal Cabrera Reblog | Reading Partners 

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I have just begun my second year of service with Reading Partners. During my first year, I served in my home town as an AmeriCorps site coordinator at Hyde Leadership Charter School in the South Bronx. My role was to ensure that Reading Partners volunteers received continuous training and support in order to achieve educational success through literacy.

In the 2016-17 school year, Reading Partners will welcome over 360 AmeriCorps and AmeriCorps VISTA members to continue this work. ReadingPartners has been awarded more than $4.5 million in AmeriCorps funds across 14 cities in the US.  These essential funds allow us to have more people serving in our communities than ever before—which translates to more students gaining the literacy skills they need to be successful. Since 2010, over 600 Reading Partners AmeriCorps members have supported 10,000 students with tutoring, coordinated 208 Reading Centers, and engaged with 13,000 community volunteers to improve student literacy rates.  

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In my second year of service I will serve as an AmeriCorps VISTA focusing on building a pipeline of partners for diversity recruitment. AmeriCorps VISTAs (Volunteers In Service To America) provide capacity building projects to nonprofit organizations.  I want more people, like me, to serve in the communities they are from and make a difference to the students they once were. I will also have an opportunity to develop a Reading Partners AmeriCorps and VISTA alumni platform that will allow former members to engage with the organization after their service year (or two!) is complete.

By: Kate Prengaman Reblog | Yakima Herald

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Record-setting floodwaters have receded but the disaster continues for tens of thousands of southern Louisiana residents whose homes were inundated earlier this month. And, the corresponding need for help is overwhelming, according to federal officials and young volunteers from Central Washington who arrived this week to help out.

“The first thing I always see is front lawn covered with garbage and debris. You can actually see the water lines around the houses and know how deep it got,” said 20-year-old Yakima resident Samuel Sanchez. “When you get inside, it’s either (cleaned out) or there is lots of mold everywhere.”

Sanchez, a Davis High School grad, has been going door-to-door asking homeowners if they need help.

“People are so glad to see us,” he said, adding that while most people he has met are living with relatives whose homes were not impacted, others are stuck with no place to go but their damp, damaged homes.

His conversations are the first step toward enabling an army of young people — estimated at more than 500 from various AmeriCorps programs around the country — to help residents get back on their feet.

Leaders from the Washington Conservation Corps (WCC), the natural resource and disaster response focused branch of AmeriCorps in the state, were the first to arrive last weekend to organize program efforts.

The WCC has a long history of responding to disasters including wildfires, hurricanes, tornados, and floods. This year alone, 61 WCC members responded to flooding in St. Louis this winter and two crews spent July in West Virgina running logistics to help local and visiting volunteers address devastating flooding that killed 24 people.

By: Wendy Spencer

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Over the last two weeks, all of us have watched the devastation caused by floods in Louisiana.

I am proud of the more than 640 AmeriCorps members and Senior Corps volunteers who are already part of the relief effort. We are grateful for the quick response from our colleagues at Volunteer Louisiana, as well as grantees from across the state and around the country.

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Please read the below details because all of us will play a role in executing this deployment and showing the country why, especially when it comes to disaster relief and recovery, they can count on us!

We have secured a major $4.5 million Mission Assignment from FEMA and the State of Louisiana.  Experienced  AmeriCorps Disaster Leaders from Washington Conservation Corps, AmeriCorps St. Louis ERT, and Montana Conservation Corps have established an incident command and operations center.  In just a week we will have deployed 296 total AmeriCorps members, including AmeriCorps NCCC teams and members from at least eight programs from across the country.

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