Veterans and Military Families

  • Posted on Mar 24, 2014
    By Dana Forde

    As a hospital corpsman who constructed facial prosthetics in the U.S. Navy, Tyler Wright helped wounded, ill, and injured service members reclaim a part of their identities that was lost during their journeys abroad. And when he returned to civilian life last year, Wright looked for something that would aid his own reentrance to his community.

    Tyler Wright is a Navy veteran who currently serves with AmeriCorps VISTA at Student Veterans of America.Less than 15 days after leaving the Navy, the AmeriCorps VISTA program offered him the type of opportunity he had imagined.

    “I was looking for a way to assimilate back into society without losing the valuable experience of the Navy that I left behind,” said Wright. “I thought it was one way to give back to those service members less fortunate than I was. So I turned in my Navy blue for VISTA black.”

    As an outreach and communications coordinator with Student Veterans of America, Wright connects nearly 1,000 veterans-focused student organizations across the country to grant and funding sources. This effort ultimately helps strengthen these organizations so they can serve more former service members.

    The military, Wright added, fosters a unique service-minded perspective that is an asset to civilian life.


  • Posted on Mar 15, 2013
    By Koby Langley


    As an Iraq War veteran, I am honored to work at the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS). We are home to more than 70,000 AmeriCorps members, whom we are celebrating as part of AmeriCorps Week.I work with these national service leaders and our other programs to find ways to support wounded warriors, veterans, and their families.
  • Posted on Jan 8, 2013
    By Amy Sapalio


    This post was originally published on the Catholic Volunteer Network blog on Jan. 2, 2013. Amy Sapalio is a member of the charity's membership team.
  • Posted on Dec 7, 2012
    By CNCS Staff


    Around the country, December is welcomed as a month of hope and good cheer. It may be a season for exchanging gifts, or for sharing time and resources with community members in need. For many, it is also a time to gather together with loved ones to reminisce about cherished memories and create new stories that will be shared in the future. Such stories preserve the legacy of a family, the history of a generation, and perhaps most important of all, the story of a nation.We All Have a Story to Tell 
    Tags: Veterans
  • Posted on Dec 6, 2012
    By Greg Tucker


    During the next few weeks, we will be profiling the winners of the 2012 Service Impact Awards. Look for their stories and videos here on the blog.
  • Posted on Nov 27, 2012
    By Greg Tucker


    During the next few weeks, we will be profiling the winners of the 2012 Service Impact Awards. Look for their stories and videos here on the blog.
    Tags: Education
  • Posted on Nov 26, 2012
    By Greg Tucker


    As President Obama said in his proclamation declaring November as Military Family Month, behind each service member "stands a parent, a sibling, a child, a spouse -- proud family members who share the weight of deployment and make profound sacrifices on behalf of our country."
  • Posted on Nov 20, 2012
    By Arthur T. Dean


    The following post was originally published on the White House Blog on November 19, 2012. Arthur T. Dean is the Chairman and CEO of the Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America, and a retired Major General in the U.S. Army.
  • Posted on Nov 9, 2012
    By Koby Langley


    On Veterans Day, thousands of veterans around the country will spend their time doing what they know how to do best: serve others selflessly.Americans across the country can join their fellow veterans by volunteering at community service projects, which can be found on, President Obama's National Call to Service, led by the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS).
  • Posted on Nov 9, 2012
    By Sacha Cohen


    On Veterans Day, November 11, we honor the brave men and women who have selflessly served our country and risked their lives to protect our freedoms. There are many ways to give back to the more than 23 million vets who have sacrificed so much.
  • Posted on Nov 9, 2012
    By Rebecca Lange


    My name is Rebecca Lange and I am a proud alumna of the second class of AmeriCorps NCCC. I served at the Central Region campus in Denver, CO, from 1995-1996, a wide-eyed high school graduate looking for an adventure, a unique way to serve, and beyond excited to begin what I hoped to be an awesome life.


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