United We Serve

  • Posted on May 27, 2010
    Every day, in communities across America, promising non-profit organizations direct heroic efforts to implement innovative, effective solutions to our nation’s most daunting social challenges.Tackling a wide variety of issues, from poverty to failing schools, non-profits are at the forefront of what I call the “solutions business.” The impact of their good work is only hampered by a lack of resources and insufficient capacity to gauge their programs’ impact, improve on them, and grow them to serve more people in more communities.
  • Posted on May 7, 2010
    Patrick Corvington, CEO of the Corporation for National and Community Service, delivered the commencement address at the University of Texas at San Antonio’s spring graduation ceremonies. Representing the Obama Administration, Patrick spoke about service as an option for the class of 2010.Patrick noted the 3,000 volunteer hours UTSA students contributed to their local community and applauded the campus’ United to Serve effort, wherein 300+ students, faculty and staff collaborated to clean up graffiti, read to children and organize food banks.
  • Posted on May 7, 2010
    What happens when you put together 20 tons of lumber, dozens of AmeriCorps members and about 2,000 volunteers working for 24 hours straight? Five hundred Kentucky kids get brand new beds of their own, complete with sheets, blankets, pillows, nightlights, cuddly toys and books for all the all-important bedtime reading.
  • Posted on Apr 23, 2010
    As we celebrate National Volunteer Week and the one year anniversary of the Serve America Act, I urge you to take a moment to remember two of America’s greatest civil rights and service leaders who recently passed away – Dorothy Height and Benjamin Hooks.
  • Posted on Apr 21, 2010
    One year ago today, President Obama signed the Edward M. Kennedy Serve America Act, and with it ushered in the most sweeping expansion of national service in a generation. The legislation’s remarkably swift bipartisan journey though Congress reflected a national consensus that service is a powerful response to the economic and social challenges facing America today.
  • Posted on Apr 20, 2010
    On April 21, 2009, President Obama signed the Serve America Act into law – the most sweeping expansion of national service in a generation. To mark the one year anniversary, we are going to spotlight the stories of everyday service heroes who are transforming lives and local communities across the country.
  • Posted on Apr 19, 2010
    On April 21, 2009, President Obama signed the Serve America Act into law – the most sweeping expansion of national service in a generation. To mark the one year anniversary, we are going to spotlight the stories of everyday service heroes who are transforming lives and local communities across the country. Here is Effy's story.
  • Posted on Apr 16, 2010
    On April 21, 2009, President Obama signed the Serve America Act into law – the most sweeping expansion of national service in a generation. To mark the one year anniversary, we are going to spotlight the stories of everyday service heroes who are transforming lives and local communities across the country. Here is a story from AmeriCorps VISTA.
  • Posted on Apr 15, 2010
    On April 21, 2009, President Obama signed the Serve America Act into law – the most sweeping expansion of national service in a generation. To mark the one year anniversary, we are going to spotlight the stories of everyday service heroes who are transforming lives and local communities across the country. Here is Karen's story.
  • Posted on Apr 14, 2010
    On April 21, 2009, President Obama signed the Serve America Act into law – the most sweeping expansion of national service in a generation. To mark the one year anniversary, we are going to spotlight the stories of everyday service heroes who are transforming lives and local communities across the country. Here is Opik's story.In rural Nome, Alaska planes are needed to transport anything and anyone to anywhere. When planes make return trips, they typically head back with empty cargo holds.

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