United We Serve

  • 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. It has been an incredible year for national service – thousands more Americans are volunteering, AmeriCorps applications have tripled over the last year and the service field is experiencing a wave of new innovation and collaboration.
  • Posted on Apr 2, 2010
    Next week the Corporation for National and Community Service will release its open government plan – and we want to get your thoughts and ideas on the draft before we submit the final plan.
  • Posted on Mar 19, 2010
    Rocker Bon Jovi has sent us pictures from his tour to share with you. He has teamed up with The Corporation for National and Community Service to take the President’s call to service – United We Serve – on the road. In cities across the US, millions of concert-goers will see his “The Power of WE” concert video and have the opportunity to volunteer in their local communities via serve.gov. Below are pictures of local volunteers getting the word out in the corridors outside of concert venues.
  • Posted on Mar 15, 2010
    The Senate unanimously passed a bipartisan resolution saluting AmeriCorps VISTA for its contribution to alleviating poverty. VISTA turns 45 this year – launched in 1965 by President Johnson as part of the War on Poverty, VISTA (Volunteers in Service to America) has engaged more than 175,000 Americans in devoting a year of full-time service living and working in low-income communities to help eradicate poverty. VISTA became part of AmeriCorps in 1993 and is administered by the Corporation for National and Community Service.
  • Posted on Mar 1, 2010
    As our days here in Tucson quickly dwindle we are still leaving our mark on the community that we’ve called home for the last two months. On Sunday all of our hard work and planning finally came together in the execution of an amazing Day of Service. The team was up at 7:30 a.m. to load all of the donations we’d collected, along with all of the cleaning and painting supplies in our vehicles. With the help of Sun 1’s team leader Jordan we were able to get everything to the park in one trip and began setting things up around 8:00.
  • Posted on Feb 26, 2010
    It’s been a great first week. I’ve had the opportunity to meet our extraordinary staff and to hear directly from some of them in my first of many small listening sessions. I met with the Inspector General and received a number of in-depth briefings – and I’m even starting to find my way around the office.
  • Posted on Feb 25, 2010
    Imagine a problem facing a community—unemployment or homelessness, poverty or environmental degradation—and there is a good chance that a group of college students are finding a way to tackle it. At the Corporation for National and Community Service, we honor these students and their universities with the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll. The Honor Roll is the highest federal recognition a college or university can receive for its commitment to volunteering, service-learning, and civic engagement.
  • Posted on Feb 18, 2010
    On my first full day in office, I want to tell you how excited and honored I am to be serving as the CEO of the Corporation for National and Community Service. As someone who came to this country as a teenager, and worked long hours to create a better life for myself and my family, it is a high honor to be able to serve my country in this capacity. I am grateful to President Obama for nominating me, and to the Senate for confirming me.
  • Posted on Feb 18, 2010
    This morning Patrick Corvington was sworn in as the new CEO of the Corporation for National and Community Service. It was a fun and exciting morning and we snapped a couple of pictures to share with you.
  • Posted on Feb 17, 2010
    America is facing some of the greatest challenges in a generation.  At the same time, promising nonprofit organizations across the country are making heroic efforts to meet overwhelming need and, implement effective and innovative ways to meet these challenges.  But their impact is often hampered by a lack of resources and support to evaluate and improve their programs, and expand them so they can serve more communities of need.

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