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It's Time to Do Something Grand: A Call to Action on Grandparents Day
The Huffington Post, September 13, 2012
Out of that idealism came such successful and recognizable initiatives as Head Start, Job Corps, VISTA, Community Action Program, Legal Services to the Poor, and Foster Grandparents. Read more >>

Foster Grandparent known for hugs and nuturing
Reporter News (TX), September 21, 2012
Cruz is one of 62 foster grandparents working in the Big Country through the Department of Aging and Disability Services Foster Grandparent Program of Abilene. Read more >>


National Service Can Ignite School Turnaround Efforts
Education Week, September 18, 2012
Again, working through AmeriCorps, City Year AmeriCorps members—who receive a small living stipend and modest funding for their educations—serve students in grades 3-9 in nearly 250 schools across the country. Read more >>

Jumpstart Kicks off 2012 Read for the Record
Business Wire (MA), September 25, 2012
Jumpstart, a national early education non-profit organization, today announced the official kick-off to its 2012 Read for the Record campaign. Read more >>

Billion + Change

Networking at the White House: How to Create Awareness For Your Cause
Forbes, September 25, 2012
It was launched by the U.S. Government's Corporation for National and Community Service in 2008 and continues as an initiative of the federal agency. Read more >>

Giving It All Away: VeryNice Volunteers, With a Side of Business
Forbes, September 26, 2012
Launched by the Corporation for National and Community Service in 2008, A Billion + Change has already secured nearly $1.8 billion in corporate pledges and 12 million hours of time and talent to pro bono programs. Read more >>

AmeriCorps VISTA

Hallin joins VISTA, forfeits council paychecks
Princeton Union- Eagle (MN), September 26, 2012
That's because Hallin has taken a job as an AmeriCorps VISTA volunteer. Read more >>

Columbia Center for Urban Agriculture helps feed a growing need for fresh food in central Columbia
Columbia Daily Tribune (MO), September 25, 2012
This year, Saunders is administering AmeriCorps VISTA and U.S. Department of Agriculture grants that CCUA received through a partnership with the Missouri River Communities Network. Read more >>

AmeriCorps NCCC

Bill Currey: Group makes Coal River better
Charleston Gazette-Mail (WV), September 22, 2012
The National Civilian Community Corps Team arrived at the CRG Science and Education Center on Aug. 17. Read more >>

AmeriCorps Volunteers Working in Lewisburg
WVNS-TV (WV), September 21, 2012
The group is the AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps and was in Greenbrier County Thursday and Friday. Read more >> Blog

AmeriCorps Alum Joins CNCS Board, September 25, 2012
Service comes naturally to Matt McCabe, the first AmeriCorps alum to join the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) Board of Directors. A commitment to service was instilled in him by his parents and grandparents from childhood. “They set the expectation that we give back to our community,” said McCabe. Read more >>

Marine Builds a Home and Inspiration with AmeriCorps, September 24, 2012
In Ronald's case, that lifelong sentiment of dedication to cause and country was about to foster another passion and a love for a new corps – serving his community aside the Corporation for National and Community Service's (CNCS) AmeriCorps program and Habitat for Humanity. Read more >>

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