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AmeriCorps Members Help Communities
Sun Herald (MS), October 4, 2012
National AmeriCorps Director Bill Basl told state members Thursday they need to "get things done" for America and Mississippi. Read more >>

Volunteers Visit Schoharie County
Your News Now (NY), October 2, 2012
James Hudson is the team leader of Moose Three, a nine person group of National Civilian Community Corps that spends ten-and-a-half months volunteering for communities in need. Read more >>

Senior Corps

Friends Form Bond Through a Lifetime of Giving Back
Madison Magazine (WI), October 4, 2012
Rooming together in the dorms at LaCrosse St Francis (now Viterbo), Dollie and Bette graduated in 1947 and have let the school motto “Love conquers” guide their adult lives. Along with RSVP (Retired Senior Volunteer Program) of Dane County, the pair is showing the power of senior citizens in the community. Read more >>

Senior volunteer workforce the backbone of two local nonprofits in Mesa County
Grand Junction Free Press (CO), October 5, 2012
Two local nonprofit groups — Mesa County RSVP and St. Mary's Foster Grandparent Program — draw on Grand Valley's 55+ population for its volunteer-based programs promoting a variety of helpful services. Read more >>

Social Innovation Fund

Program Seeks to Employ Poor
Youngstown Vindicator (OH), October 4, 2012
The federal funding comes through the Social Innovation Fund, which requires a significant amount of measurable success and data-backed results to guarantee a return on taxpayer investment. Read more >>

Navigating Social Innovation, October 3, 2012
Well given our passion for social innovation, we decided it would be awesome to meet nearly 5,000 other civic leaders from the service sector in Chicago at the National Conference on Volunteering and Service. Read more >>

Why STEM Education Matters, October 4, 2012
You will hear the acronym STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) a lot whenever the discussion turns to improving education in the United States, and there is a good reason. Those disciplines are the cornerstones of the jobs that will keep America competitive in the near and distant future, and we have to get our students ready for that future now. Read more >>

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