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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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Happy National Superheroes Day!

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

Apr 28, 2015

Happy National Superheroes Day!

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

By Kelly DeGraff


As you are undoubtedly aware, the impact of the earthquake in Nepal has been astonishing. Tens of thousands of people are reportedly seeking shelter, and aftershocks are hindering rescue efforts in a powerful event that has already claimed more than 3,000 lives.

The national service family is saddened by the tragic loss of life and devastation resulting from the earthquake, and we are grateful to the international organizations engaged in the relief effort.

As you know, national service resources are devoted to activities in the United States and cannot be deployed overseas. However, we know that many of you are interested in supporting relief efforts at a time when our neighbors on the other side of the globe are in need.

The most-effective way people can assist in relief efforts is by making cash contributions to humanitarian organizations that are conducting relief operations to ensure a well-coordinated and well-resourced humanitarian response. Proven systems like the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Center for International Disaster Information (CIDI) are good places to begin researching the best ways to help. 

Apr 27, 2015

How We #ServetheEarth on Earth Day

AmeriCorps’ Northern Office of Arizona Conservation Corps (AZCC) organized the Flagstaff Earth Day celebration. During the event, community members joined AZCC AmeriCorps members to clean up the Arizona city’s downtown area.

Local volunteers and corps members divided into nine teams to collect trash and litter from public areas including sidewalks, streets, local parks, and the Rio de Flag waterway. After completing the service project, everyone was welcomed to Heritage Square, where vendors, live music, and educational booths were set up for an Earth Day celebration.

Apr 24, 2015

FoodCorps AmeriCorps Member Gets Big Surprise on Rachael Ray Show

Here’s a great segment from the Rachael Ray Show from earlier this week with the host and Jessica Alba featuring the service of FoodCorps AmeriCorps member Noel Webster. Follow the link to watch the big reveal for the Washington, DC, City Blossoms national service member who educates children about healthy foods and eating habits.

Learn more and watch the entire segment on the FoodCorps blog

Apr 24, 2015

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