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Grant from CNCS initiative highlights public-private partnership

The following is excerpted from the Mayor’s Fund to Advance New York City press release on July 30, 2015.

The Mayor’s Fund to Advance New York City and the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) today announced a $30 million public-private partnership to advance the City’s vision of transforming the delivery of mental health care services. The partnership will support the implementation of the new Connections to Care program in collaboration with the Center for Economic Opportunity and the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, which will help integrate mental health services into programs already serving low-income communities.

Jul 30, 2015

Grant from CNCS initiative highlights public-private partnership

The following is excerpted from the Mayor’s Fund to Advance New York City press release on July 30, 2015.

The Mayor’s...



National Service: A Volunteer Force Multiplier After Hurricane Katrina

In the last 10 years, Corporation for National and Community Service AmeriCorps members and Senior Corps volunteers have coordinated nearly 650,000 community volunteers in response to the Hurricane Katrina recovery.

Learn more National Service disaster response efforts on our Katrina10 site

Jul 29, 2015

By Mona Shand, Public News Service - MO

Proposed cuts to federally supported volunteer programs would hit home for communities across Missouri, according to supporters of the programs.

Wendy Spencer heads the Corporation for National and Community Service, which operates AmeriCorps, the Senior Corps and other community-building volunteer initiatives. Whether it’s helping out in overcrowded classrooms or understaffed health clinics, or rebuilding cities such as Joplin after natural disasters, Spencer said, participants in these programs gain as much as they give.

“We know now from research that when you volunteer, it actually helps you get a job,” she said. “So those people who are committing a year of their life to service, they’re gaining skills, both soft and hard skills. They’re learning about needs in the community.”

Congress has proposed cutting $500 million from the corporation’s budget, which would cut the number of available spots for AmeriCorps volunteers by nearly 40,000, or roughly half. The Republican-led proposal is part of the battle over how to respond to the return of automatic spending cuts known as sequestration.

Spencer argued that programs such as AmeriCorps save communities money, citing the disaster relief work in Joplin as an example.

“Hundreds of AmeriCorps members were able to serve and provide the leadership to receive volunteers, to receive donations, and make sure that those volunteers were deployed to the right type of activity, and engaged,” she said, “and those donations were used at the highest and best use.”

Today, close to 6,600 AmeriCorps volunteers are serving in Missouri.

Jul 27, 2015










Georgia on Our Minds

Corporation for National and Community Service CEO Wendy Spencer visited the Youth Villages AmeriCorps program in Douglasville, GA, to meet national service members and review the program. She also met with Douglasville Mayor Harvey Persons during the visit.

The 24 Youth Villages AmeriCorps members will offer tutoring, life skills, GED preparation, after-school programming, and service learning to a vulnerable population of students ages 5 to 21 with special and exceptional needs at a residential treatment facility. 

Jul 24, 2015

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