United We Serve

  • 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.
  • 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.

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