United We Serve

  • Posted on Apr 1, 2011
    With an exploding senior citizen population and a shrinking tax base, the government of South Korea sees government-sponsored national service as a valuable supplement to government assistance for its citizens in need.On March 30th, 2010, South Korea’s Minister of Health and Welfare, Dr. Soo Hee Chin, along with high-level officials from other South Korean social service agencies, visited CNCS to meet with CEO Patrick A. Corvington and talk about national service.
  • Posted on Mar 31, 2011
    For the first time in U.S. history, mothers are now the primary breadwinners or co-breadwinners in nearly two-thirds of American families, according to the October 2009 Shriver Report. Yet women are sometimes clustered in low-wage jobs with few opportunities to advance, and are just a fraction (often less than 3%) of workers in jobs that will drive economic recovery – including clean energy, advanced manufacturing, biotechnology, and infrastructure.
  • Posted on Mar 31, 2011
    Women’s History Month is a time to recognize women in service who are leaders in their communities.
  • Posted on Mar 30, 2011
  • Posted on Mar 30, 2011
    The Service News Digest is a regular feature on the Serve.Gov blog. In this series, we showcase news highlights that feature national service and Corporation for National and Community Service programs. Take a look at some of the great stories that had people talking recently.  
  • Posted on Mar 28, 2011
    Even Jack Bauer would have had a hard time cramming so much activity into a 24-hour period.
  • Posted on Mar 28, 2011
    The documentary Waiting for “Superman” started a national dialogue about our education system by showing how an excellent education for low-income children is often a matter of chance. But the film largely overlooked a vital force that is making a difference for millions of students today — volunteers.
  • Posted on Mar 25, 2011
    This is part one of a two-part exploration of the connection between science, civic action, and service-learning from Learn and Serve America and the Virginia Department of Education.
  • Posted on Mar 25, 2011
    This post originally appeared on the White House blog on March 24th, 2011.
  • Posted on Mar 24, 2011
    For Anita, the Senior Corps Senior Companions program was a life saver.Ninety-year-old Guadalupe "Lupita" Trujillo has participated in the Senior Companions program through Christian Senior Services for several years. During her hours of service she saved the life of 86-year-old Anita Avalos.

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