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Sep 17, 2014
The Social Innovation Fund (SIF) at the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) today announced an investment of $33.7 million in seven of the nation’s leading grantmakers. The investments, which were announced at the live-streamed opening plenary of the SIF’s Annual Grantee Convening, will help grow innovative, evidence-based organizations that work on youth development, economic opportunity, and healthy futures. $18.1 million in continuation funding was also announced for existing grantees to sustain program growth.
Sep 12, 2014
As part of the 20th anniversary of AmeriCorps commemoration at the White House, the Corporation for National and Community Service today announced the formation of Employers of National Service.
Sep 12, 2014
On Friday September 12, President Obama will host a ceremony at the White House with the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), President Bill Clinton and hundreds of AmeriCorps members to celebrate the 20th anniversary of AmeriCorps and recognize the 900,000 Americans who have served through AmeriCorps over the last two decades. The President will announce new commitments to improve pathways to employment for AmeriCorps alumni, encourage community service by young people and expand national service opportunities.
Sep 11, 2014
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) today announced that tens of thousands of Americans are volunteering on the September 11th National Day of Service and Remembrance to commemorate the anniversary of the 9/11 attacks.
Sep 8, 2014
Presidents Bill Clinton, George H.W. Bush, and George W. Bush will join President Obama in marking the 20th anniversary of the AmeriCorps national service program on Friday, September 12.

Proclamations

Jun 23, 2014
The United States Conference of Mayors endorses national service as a critical and effective solution to community challenges facing mayors across the country.
Apr 30, 2014
OLDER AMERICANS MONTH, 2014 - - - - - - - BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA A PROCLAMATION Older Americans have fortified our country and shap
Apr 22, 2013
NATIONAL VOLUNTEER WEEK, 2013- - - - - - -BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICAA PROCLAMATION
May 1, 2012
America endured great trials and heralded defining triumphs over the course of the 20th century, and the men and women who saw us through that time remain among our Nation's greatest assets.
Apr 10, 2012
Our Nation has been profoundly shaped by ordinary Americans who have volunteered their time and energy to overcome extraordinary challenges.

Official Statements

Sep 12, 2014
THE PRESIDENT:  Thank you so much.  (Applause.)  Thank you.  Everybody, have a seat.  Have a seat.  Welcome to the White House.  Give Ivan a big round of applause for the introduction.  (Applause.)  Dayna, thank you for sharing your story.
May 16, 2014
Wendy Spencer speaks to an audience about education and how 82,100 national service members help students succeed.
Apr 21, 2014
I am pleased to commemorate the fifth anniversary of the Edward M. Kennedy Serve America Act. Our Nation is built on the belief that if we work together, we can create a better future for all. Service has always been central to America's story, and few people have understood this as well as the late Senator Edward Kennedy.
Mar 11, 2014
The first part of this year has been a busy and exciting time at the Corporation for National and Community Service. And I am confident that we are well on our way to ensuring that 2014 is the Year of Citizen Service.
Mar 9, 2014
Our thoughts are with the family, friends, and fellow AmeriCorps NCCC team members of Reid Huffman. The Denver Police determined that Reid died as a result of a hit-and-run accident.

In the News

May 5, 2013
Cleveland State Community College has been designated a leader among institutions of higher education for their support of volunteering, service-learning, and civic engagement by the Corporation for National and Community Service. Cleveland State was...
May 3, 2013
The Corporation for National and Community Service recently honored California Western School of Law with the highest federal recognition an institute of higher education can receive for its commitment to civic engagement, naming the law school to th...
May 3, 2013
The AmeriCorps VISTA members placed at Baylor will work with the Office of Community Engagement and Service. The contract for both jobs is from July 2013-July 2014. Current VISTA members say their time at Baylor serving the university and the Waco .....
May 3, 2013
The Sun 8 AmeriCorps Team stationed out of Denver, Colo., is working a 5 week detail at the Trinity River National Wildlife Refuge in Liberty, Texas. Aside from the various projects they have worked on for the refuge, Team Members had the opportunity...
May 3, 2013
Staff and Leadership from Cardinal Cushing Centers welcome AmeriCorps team members Courtney Strother, Josh Bracken, Brad Gardner, Hyunjun 'Eddy' Lee, Jaemia Pratt, and Amir Matthews with a breakfast on their Hanover Campus.See all stories on this top...

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