United We Serve

  • Posted on Jan 19, 2011
    All of us in the world of national service and volunteering lost a guiding light with the passing of Robert Sargent "Sarge" Shriver. Sarge was a tireless and determined builder of ways that people can improve the lives of their fellow citizens. He leaves a powerful legacy of innovative programs including Peace Corps, VISTA, Foster Grandparents, Head Start, Legal Services, Job Corps, and more. His initiatives during the 1960s helped shape an era and dared millions of young Americans to live out their ideals.
  • Posted on Jan 17, 2011
    The scriptures that Dr. King often preached say, "From everyone who has been given much, much will be demanded; and from the one who has been entrusted with much, much more will be asked". Dr. King realized he was given a calling much larger than himself. That calling was to lead a nation to another level of responsibility. Dr. King's leadership inspired people of color to go beyond what we could have dreamed. He committed his life to equal opportunity for all and his legacy reaches wider than he could have imagined.
  • Posted on Jan 17, 2011
    This post originally appeared on the White House blog on January 14, 2011. This Monday, Americans across the nation will honor Dr. King and mark the 25th anniversary of the holiday that bears his name. Sixteen years ago, Congress passed legislation transforming the King holiday into a national day of service. We’ve seen it grow from a handful of local events to well over 13,000 projects taking place this year in all 50 states.
  • Posted on Jan 7, 2011
    This post originally appeared on the White House Office of Faith Based and Neigborhood Partnerships blog on January 7, 2011.
  • Posted on Jan 6, 2011
    Last fall, about 360,000 youth, educators, and community partners began a year-long campaign to demonstrate the potential of education powered by service. Through the Learn and Serve Challenge, they pledged to engage in service-learning activities to help more young people understand how their education is relevant in the real world.
  • Posted on Dec 29, 2010
    As 2010 comes to an end I am pleased at all we have accomplished within Indian Country but much more needs to be done. I’m extremely proud to be Native American and I’m honored to serve as the Strategic Advisor for Native American Affairs at the Corporation for National and Community Service. 
  • Posted on Dec 28, 2010
    What do Thanksgiving, fried turkey and biodiesel have in common? Six weeks ago, the NCCC Delta 8 “Green Team” began serving with a nonprofit in New Orleans on an energy conservation project to develop a sustainable plan and solicit restaurants to donate used cooking oil for biodiesel fuel production. 
  • Posted on Dec 22, 2010
    This post originally appeared on the White House blog on December 22, 2010.
  • Posted on Dec 21, 2010
    This post originally appeared on the White House blog on December 21st, 2010.
  • Posted on Dec 14, 2010
     This post originally appearted on the White House Blog on December 13th, 2010.

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