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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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AmeriCorps VISTA, since 1965, working to lift people out of poverty. Celebrate #VISTA50 in Utah & across the US! http://thndr.it/1DMxuDI

Aug 27, 2015

AmeriCorps VISTA, since 1965, working to lift people out of poverty. Celebrate #VISTA50 in Utah & across the US! http://thndr.it/1DMxuDI



#Katrina10 Stories of Service: Habitat for Humanity AmeriCorps Alum Chris Monforton

AmeriCorps alum Chris Monforton served on one of the first assessment teams for Habitat for Humanity around the Gulf Coast after Hurricane Katrina. Watch to hear his memories of service and the gratitude he expresses for the volunteers on the 10th anniversary of the storm.

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#Katrina10: Mississippi First Lady, CNCS Team Help Finish Katrina Anniversary Habitat Home

Habitat for Humanity Bay-Waveland Area got an assist on the 202nd home it has completed in the area as Mississippi First Lady Deborah Bryant, Corporation for National and Community Service CEO Wendy Spencer, AmeriCorps members, and local officials joined in the service project today in Waveland, MS. To date, Habitat has completed 54 single-family homes in the area.

Learn more on the National Service Katrina10 portal

Aug 27, 2015


#Katrina10: Gulfport Mayor Billy Hewes Discusses National Service and the Katrina Recovery

The city of Gulfport was one the Mississippi towns that bore the brunt of a heavy hit from Hurricane Katrina in 2005. In the video above, Mayor Billy Hewes talks about the role national service played in the community’s recovery after the storm. Here’s part of what Mayor Hewes said:

“AmeriCorps was key because it was so well organized and came down and they were there consistently. And they were kind of the fabric that when folks would come or groups would come and go, you always had the continuity of the volunteers through AmeriCorps that really kind of came and gave stability to an unstable situation. …

“So just having folks there to listen to you, to do things physically, to just help us move forward and move ahead made the difference, and certainly AmeriCorps was a critical component of that.”

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Aug 27, 2015

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