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Aug 17, 2016
The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), the federal agency for volunteering and service, today announced the winners of its Social Innovation Fund (SIF) Classic grant competition. The grants totaling $21 million will support youth development, economic opportunity and healthy outcomes for youth and low-income families across the country.
Aug 16, 2016
In celebration of the nearly 1 million Americans who have taken the pledge to “get things done,” as AmeriCorps members, the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), the federal agency that administers the AmeriCorps program, released the rankings of the states and cities that generate the most AmeriCorps members per capita for the second year in a row.
Jul 14, 2016
A new partnership for national service, DeltaCorps, will help address economic and social needs of local communities in the eight states of the Mississippi River Delta region, leaders from the Delta Regional Authority and Corporation for National and Community Service, the federal agency that administers AmeriCorps, announced today. This partnership, valued at $1.6 million, will deploy up to 100 AmeriCorps members to the Delta region over the next year.
Jul 5, 2016
The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) today announced $402 million in AmeriCorps funding to put AmeriCorps members on the ground to address critical issues in communities across the U.S.
Jun 30, 2016
The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), the federal agency that administers AmeriCorps, announced that Michigan will receive $12.7 million in AmeriCorps funding to support nonprofit organizations across the state.

Media Advisories

Jun 14, 2016
Senator John Boozman will hold a media conference call Wednesday, June 15 at 2:00 EST/ 1:00 CST to announce new grants for the state of Arkansas that will support AmeriCorps members serving the community with local organizations.
Jun 3, 2016
On Monday, June 6, Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) CEO Wendy Spencer, joined by Mayor Kevin Faulconer, will make an important announcement that will benefit some of San Diego’s underserved neighborhoods.
May 27, 2016
WASHINGTON, D.C. — On Sunday, May 29, Wendy Spencer, CEO of the Corporation for National and Community Service, the federal agency that administers AmeriCorps, will begin her first-ever tour of AmeriCorps and Senior Corps programs across Alaska. This trip will highlight the impact national service programs are making in local communities and reinforce the importance of national service and volunteer programs.
Apr 26, 2016
DENVER – On Wednesday, April 27, Mayor Michael B. Hancock will welcome Mayor Jennifer Roberts of Charlotte, N.C. to Denver for the fourth-annual Service Bowl project.
Mar 31, 2016
On Tuesday, April 5, more than 3,000 mayors, along with county officials and tribal leaders, from all 50 states and the District of Columbia, Guam, and Puerto Rico will participate in the fourth annual Mayor, County, and Tribal Recognition Day for National Service.

Proclamations

Jan 18, 2015
The President releases proclamation for Martin Luther King Jr.
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

Official Statements

May 24, 2016
Below is the oral testimony of CEO Wendy Spencer on oversight and grants management for the Corporation for National and Community Service as submitted to the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Education and the Workforce Subcommittee on Higher Education and Workforce Training on May 24, 2016.
May 24, 2016
Below is the written testimony of CEO Wendy Spencer on oversight and grants management for the Corporation for National and Community Service as submitted to the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Education and the Workforce Subcommittee on Higher Education and Workforce Training on May 24, 2016.
Apr 25, 2016
The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) issued the following statement regarding an investigation by the agency’s Office of the Inspector General. Please attribute to CNCS spokesperson Samantha Jo Warfield.
Mar 1, 2016
Below is the written testimony of CEO Wendy Spencer on the President’s fiscal year 2017 budget request for the Corporation for National and Community Service as submitted to the House of Representatives Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies.
Jun 4, 2015
Damian Thorman will join our agency as the Director of the Social Innovation Fund (SIF). This selection of a recognized leader in the philanthropic world underscores President Obama’s strong commitment to this ground-breaking program.

In the News

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 2, 2013
An AmeriCorps VISTA position drew Nicole Dyer to the region in February 2012, but her love and appreciation of the community is keeping the New Hampshire native from leaving. When her VISTA term concluded this February, Dyer was hired as manager of ....
May 1, 2013
The AmeriCorps volunteers, who will be housed in the new emergency services building during their stay in the township, will go door-to-door to supply township residents with emergency preparedness information. The team, dubbed “Team Moose 2,” will ....
Apr 30, 2013
The Piedmont Triad Regional Council (PTRC) Area Agency on Aging (AAA) joins the SeniorCorps division of the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) to announce a grant award. The sponsorship of the Retired & Senior Volunteer ...See...

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