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  • National Veteran Corps Ceremony - November 11, 2015

  • Ten U.S. Cities Selected for New AmeriCorps Program to Help Communities Build Resilience. Welcome our new partner Catholic Charities.

  • AmeriCorps State and National Competitive Grants FY 2016.  Disaster Services, Economic Opportunity, Education, Environmental Stewardship, Healthy Futures, Veterans and Military Families


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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 50th Anniversary, Foster Grandparents!

Since 1965, Foster Grandparent volunteers have made a difference in classrooms across the country as tutors, mentors and friends. The program allows volunteers age 55 and over to not only help kids but also to help themselves, by staying active and engaged in their communities. Watch this video that celebrates their joy, their impact, and the incredible relationships they develop with the kids they serve. 

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Oct 7, 2015
Happy 50th Anniversary, Foster Grandparents!

Since 1965, Foster Grandparent volunteers have made a difference in classrooms across the country as tutors, mentors and friends. The program allows...


The Boston Teacher Residency, an AmeriCorps service program that recruits future teachers and places them in schools for practical experience is being heralded as a model for training teachers. And other cities have begun to take notice. NewsHour’s Christopher Booker reports.

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Oct 6, 2015

Welcoming 300 new AmeriCorps members to the National Service family in Rhode Island!

Today in Providence, RI we are proud to welcome over 300 AmeriCorps to the national service family. These members will serve with 9 AmeriCorps State, 21 AmeriCorps VISTA, and 4 AmeriCorps National programs across the state of Rhode Island to meet critical needs in the areas of education, health, veteran services, and economic opportunity. We look forward to the positive impact they will have on Rhode Island communities. Thank you to Serve Rhode Island and the CNCS State Office for hosting such an inspiring event! 

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Oct 5, 2015

By Wendy Spencer (via Providence Journal)


When new employment statistics are announced, the results often show that young adults are among those who face the toughest challenge in finding jobs. This is a test for our nation’s communities, and we have to create avenues of opportunity to help young people start the next phase of their lives.

Fortunately, Rhode Island has leaders such as Gov. Gina Raimondo, Rep. David Cicilline, and Pawtucket Mayor Donald Grebien who are willing to roll up their sleeves and help young people, and recognize that national service is part of the solution.

Our agency, the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), already invests more than $7 million in the Ocean State through our AmeriCorps and Senior Corps programs, which are expanding opportunities in nearly 400 locations.

One of these investments is the groundbreaking Operation AmeriCorps initiative — and it is making Rhode Island a national leader in preparing students for success after high school.

Earlier this year, Pawtucket became the first city in the United States to promise that every high school graduate will have access to opportunities that will help him or her during this transition to post-secondary education and career options.

The “Connecting Futures Operation AmeriCorps” program will play a major role in making this possible in partnership with the Pawtucket School Department and Serve Rhode Island.

Oct 5, 2015


AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps (NCCC) team Oak 1 served the second half of their third round in Galena, Illinois with the land trust, Jo Daviess Conservation Foundation (JDCF). The vision and goals of JDCF is to preserve and enhance the natural wildlife habitat, cultural resources, scenic vistas, and agricultural character of Jo Daviess County, Illinois, and the surrounding areas for future generations.

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