National Service Blog
Posted on Mar 7, 2014
Good health is something many of us take for granted, until we get sick. Only then are we reminded of everything it takes to get healthy again. But what if those things were out of reach? Fifty million Americans don’t have access to basic healthcare or know how to get it, a driving force behind why Community HealthCorps, an AmeriCorps program, continues to grow after nearly 20 years of service.
Founded by the National Association of Community Health Centers, Community HealthCorps forms the perfect marriage between national service and public health, placing 500 AmeriCorps members directly into more than 200 community health center locations and offering high-quality health care to the nation’s most underserved and isolated communities. Nearly 7,200 AmeriCorps members have contributed to Community HealthCorps’ success since its inception.
National Reach, Community Focus
The Community HealthCorps experience is different for every AmeriCorps member, because each health center caters to the specific needs of the communities it serves. Yet whether they are enrolling patients into health insurance, running an after-school healthy food club...
Posted on Dec 12, 2012
The following post was originally published on the White House Blog on Nov. 12, 2012. Jonathan Greenblatt is a Special Assistant to the President and the Director of the White House Office of Social Innovation and Civic Participation.Working together to strengthen our communities is at the core of our national values. New research indicates that this commitment to service burns brighter than ever.
Posted on Dec 11, 2012
The Hurricane Sandy recovery continues with more than 1,660 national service participants deployed in response to the storm and 715 currently serving on the ground and working with the storm's victims. At this time 407 members of FEMA Corps, an AmeriCorps NCCC unit, have deployed or are being re-routed to New York and New Jersey to support FEMA Emergency Response operations in those areas.
Posted on Dec 10, 2012
Our friends weigh in often on our Facebook page with comments, opinions, and all kinds of interesting observations.The latest fill-in-the-blank status update is: “I'm inspired to volunteer by ____________”
Posted on Dec 7, 2012
Around the country, December is welcomed as a month of hope and good cheer. It may be a season for exchanging gifts, or for sharing time and resources with community members in need. For many, it is also a time to gather together with loved ones to reminisce about cherished memories and create new stories that will be shared in the future. Such stories preserve the legacy of a family, the history of a generation, and perhaps most important of all, the story of a nation.We All Have a Story to Tell
Posted on Dec 6, 2012
During the next few weeks, we will be profiling the winners of the 2012 Service Impact Awards. Look for their stories and videos here on the blog.
Posted on Dec 4, 2012
Even though there are plenty of distractions around the holiday season, let's not forget the victims of Hurricane Sandy who are still reassembling their lives in the storm's aftermath. The Corporation for National and Community Service joins other federal and national agencies in the recovery effort with a commitment that's used by our Disaster Services Unit: “You can count on us to respond fast and stay last.”
Posted on Dec 3, 2012
Did you know that some of the programs under the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) banner have been in existence for nearly 50 years? We've created a new national service timeline to show how we got to where we are today.CNCS programs have a lengthy track record of promoting the culture of citizen service that helps meet needs in communities across the nation. And through this service, our volunteers and members gain career and educational opportunities and build character that influences the remainder of their lives.
Posted on Nov 30, 2012
On Saturday, Dec. 1, the global community observes World AIDS Day as the march continues toward creating an AIDS-free generation. AIDS United, a Social Innovation Fund (SIF) and AmeriCorps grantee, is one of many groups supporting the work on the front lines of this epidemic.
Posted on Nov 29, 2012
When asked how to best honor her husband, Coretta Scott King replied, "The greatest birthday gift my husband could receive is if people of all racial and ethnic backgrounds celebrated the holiday by performing individual acts of kindness through service to others." As the Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service approaches on Jan. 21, 2013, teachers and students across the country are exploring the idea of service to others through an online curriculum created by the Corporation for National and Community Service and Scholastic.
Posted on Nov 28, 2012
As the Hurricane Sandy recovery continues, the Serve.gov blog will highlight some of the best stories from the field. Today we have a personal reflection from AmeriCorps NCCC member Nicole Wojcik, who is serving with team Delta 10 and staffing a donation hotline in New Jersey.