United We Serve

  • Posted on Dec 3, 2010
    On Wednesday, I was on hand for the release of an important report that shows our nation is making progress on increasing high school graduation rates, but we have much further to go and must accelerate our efforts.
  • Posted on Dec 2, 2010
    Last month, the National Service-Learning Partnership joined with Learn and Serve America to challenge our nation’s young people to use their education to make a difference in their local and global community. Over the last four weeks, more than 360,000 people responded.
  • Posted on Dec 2, 2010
    This post originally appeared on the Let's Move! blog on November 30th, 2010.  
  • Posted on Nov 29, 2010
    This post originally appeared on the White House Blog. Thursday, the First Family continued their annual tradition of service on the day before Thanksgiving at Martha’s Table, a community based non-profit organization in Northwest DC. The Obama Family handed out turkeys, pumpkin pies, stuffing and other groceries to families of the Martha’s Table community. Watch a video from their visit:
  • Posted on Nov 24, 2010
    This Thanksgiving, as we gather with family and friends to express gratitude for all that we have been given, let us also renew our bonds to one another, and recommit to serving a cause larger than ourselves.
  • Posted on Nov 23, 2010
    As the Strategic Advisor for Native American Affairs it was my honor to represent the Corporation for National and Community Service at the National Congress of American Indians (NCAI) 67th Annual Convention titled, “Strong Tribal Nations; Strong America".
  • Posted on Nov 23, 2010
    On Thursday November 18th, the AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps (NCCC) campus in the Atlantic Region held its 16th graduation ceremony in Brooklyn Park, MD. Two-hundred and sixteen national service members were honored for 10 months of full time service to the country.
  • Posted on Nov 12, 2010
    A year ago, Detroiter Constancio Yanas was a high school dropout with bleak prospects. Today, armed with his GED, work skills and money for college he earned in AmeriCorps, he has a construction job and will be starting community college this winter. In 2007, college grad Shane Bernardo was laid off from his auto industry job in Detroit. Through AmeriCorps VISTA, Shane found his passion for working with young people, and today he oversees a program that gets students to clear out and beautify blighted city lots.
  • Posted on Oct 28, 2010
    In just six short hours, a group of 500 volunteers built a state-of-the-art playground for students of the Hyde Leadership Public Charter School in Washington D.C. on Saturday October 23, part of a nationwide celebration of Make a Difference Day."This is a powerful example of what happens when people come together to solve problems," said Patrick A. Corvington, CEO of the Corporation for National and Community Service.
  • Posted on Oct 25, 2010

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