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Focus Areas

The Corporation for National and Community Service 2011-2015 Strategic Plan outlines the strategy for addressing the six focus areas identified in the Serve America Act: disaster services, economic opportunity, education, environmental stewardship, healthy futures, and veterans and military families.

Disaster Services
Concerns regarding the preparation, mitigation, response, and recovery efforts that relate to disaster events.
Volunteers discussing the importance of economic oppertunity
Addresses unmet needs of economically disadvantaged individuals, including financial literacy, affordable housing, and employment‐related assistance.
Volunteer assists with children in classrooms
Topics related to unmet educational needs within communities, especially those that help at-risk youth to achieve success in school and prevent them from dropping out.
Volunteers assisting with environmental project
Matters regarding energy and water efficiency, renewable energy use, at-risk ecosystems, and behavioral change leading to increased efficiency.
Americans working towards a healthier future
Addresses unmet health needs, including access to health care, increasing physical activity and improving nutrition in youth, and increasing seniors’ ability to remain in their own homes.
Veterans and Military Families
Addresses unmet needs of veterans, members of the armed forces, and family members of deployed military personnel.

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