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Sep 30, 2016
The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), the federal agency that administers AmeriCorps, announced the second annual Tom Harkin Excellence in AmeriCorps Awards to five AmeriCorps members and programs from around the nation. The winners were announced at a national gathering of AmeriCorps programs in Washington, D.C. last week.
Sep 9, 2016
The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) today announced that tens of thousands of Americans will volunteer as part of the September 11th National Day of Service and Remembrance to commemorate the 15th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. CNCS leads this nationwide effort that pays tribute to and honors the victims and heroes of that day.
Sep 6, 2016
The AmeriCorps Disaster Response Team on the ground in Louisiana is offering free clean-up services to survivors that enroll through the Crisis Clean-up Hotline and Together Louisiana website. Clean-up services include, but are not limited to, removal of carpet, drywall, furniture, appliances, large debris, and mold remediation.
Aug 26, 2016
The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), the federal agency for volunteering and service, announced it will invest up to $13.3 million to support and maintain its Pay for Success (PFS) program made possible through the Social Innovation Fund (SIF).

Media Advisories

Sep 2, 2016
On Sunday, September 5, AmeriCorps, in collaboration with local organizations, will open a Volunteer Reception Centers (VRC) to serve the New Roads area. Through VRCs, AmeriCorps Disaster Response Teams (A-DRT) will lead community volunteers in a blitz effort to clear debris from flood survivors’ homes. VRCs will operate each weekend in new locations.
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.

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

Sep 14, 2016
Our thoughts are with the family, friends, and fellow Student Conservation Association team members of Reed McWilliams who passed away last evening. A resident of Alaska, Reed joined national service to provide environmental education programming to New Hampshire’s residents and visitors, and complete conservation service projects that improve and protect the state’s cultural, recreational, and natural resources. The safety and health of our members are our top priorities, and we are working with Volunteer New Hampshire and the Student Conservation Association to ensure Reed’s fellow members, the staff with whom he worked, and those whose lives he touched through service have access to counseling and other services that will help them through this difficult time.
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.

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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