United We Serve

  • Posted on Oct 9, 2012
    By CNCS Staff

     

  • Posted on Oct 4, 2012
    By CNCS Staff

     

    Each year, the President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll recognizes higher education institutions that reflect the values of exemplary community service and achieve meaningful outcomes in their communities through service.Applications for the 2013 President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll are currently being accepted. The deadline for 2013 Honor Roll submissions is November 29, 2012, at 5 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. Below is a video that highlights the 2012 Honor Roll recipients.
  • Posted on Sep 17, 2012
    The following post appeared on the White House Blog on Sept. 14, 2012. Monica Owens was one of nine Champions of Change honored for their service to the American Red Cross building resilient communities at home and abroad.
  • Posted on Sep 10, 2012
    The following post appeared on the White House Blog on Sept. 8, 2012.President Obama marks the eleventh anniversary of the September 11th attacks by remembering the innocent lives lost, and honoring the first responders and men and women in uniform who have served and sacrificed to keep our country safe.
  • Posted on Sep 10, 2012
    By Brendan Bailes

     

    For Tina Kiehn, an AmeriCorps NCCC member in Aurora, IL, the morning of September 11, 2001, started out as a day like any other. She was at her service site, helping a class of first graders adjust to the new school year. With summer just behind them, Kiehn and her team expected a normal daily schedule: classes, recess, homework help.
  • Posted on Sep 7, 2012
    By Jay S. Winuk

     

    Eleven years later and the tide has surely turned, at least in one very significant way. The anniversary of September 11th is no longer only a day known for a horrific tragedy on our national landscape. It is now also America's largest day of charitable service and good deeds, in honor of my late brother and all those who perished that sunny September morning.
  • Posted on Sep 6, 2012
    By Beth O'Connor

     

    For the last few weeks, we've been discussing how and why you should serve on the September 11th National Day of Service and Remembrance. Now with 9/11 Day just around the corner, it's time to roll up your sleeves, get out there, and serve!
  • Posted on Sep 5, 2012
    By CNCS Staff

     

    The September 11th National Day of Service and Remembrance arrives in less than a week, but service projects have already begun, and more will take place this weekend and continue through 9/11 Day. If you don't have plans and are looking to serve, we have an overview of how volunteers across the country will pay tribute to and honor the victims and heroes of September 11th across the nation.
  • Posted on Aug 31, 2012
    By Greg Tucker

     

    September 11th can be a challenging topic for educators. For younger students who weren't born or were very young in 2001, it's history. For older students and teachers, it's a vivid memory that may feel like a current event. Finding a way to make the day meaningful across the generations requires finesse and planning.
  • Posted on Aug 28, 2012
    By Beth O'Connor

     

    With the September 11th National Day of Service and Remembrance just around the corner, many Americans will begin to reflect on the inconceivable tragedy of 9/11 and the incredible unity and service that emerged from it. While some of us may get lost in the quantitative measures of this disaster, it is important to appreciate the individual victim, hero, or survivor, as each has a unique story and personal testimony.

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