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Jul 15, 2015
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Senate last night confirmed leaders from the nonprofit, civic, and corporate sectors to serve on the board of directors of the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), the federal agency that administers AmeriCorps, Senior Corps, the Social Innovation Fund (SIF), and other national service programs.
Jul 9, 2015
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Building on the President’s Climate Action Plan, today the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), the Department of Energy (DOE), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), The Rockefeller Foundation, and Cities of Service, announced a new commitment to launch a Resilience AmeriCorps pilot program.
Jun 19, 2015
The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) today announced $218 million in new grants to put AmeriCorps members on the ground to address critical issues in communities across the U.S. The grants will allow for more than 44,000 Americans the opportunity to serve through AmeriCorps in 327 organizations across the country. AmeriCorps members will work in communities to strengthen education, provide disaster services, foster economic opportunity, assist veterans and military families, preserve the environment, and expand health services.
Jun 17, 2015
The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), the federal agency that administers AmeriCorps, announced new investments of $15.4 million to support AmeriCorps members who will increase student achievement, high school graduation rates, and career readiness in Florida.
Jun 12, 2015
The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), the federal agency that administers AmeriCorps, announced today new AmeriCorps and Senior Corps investments to support youth development, education, and economic opportunity programs in the City of Baltimore.

Media Advisories

May 21, 2015
On Friday, May 22, the First Lady of Hawaii, Dawn Amano-Ige, Corporation for National and Community Service CEO Wendy Spencer, and Hawaii Senior Corps volunteers will convene in Honolulu to make history when Foster Grandparent and Senior Companion volunteers are the first-in-the-nation to take the Senior Corps pledge.
May 5, 2015
On Wednesday, May 6, Mayor Dayne Walling welcomes Corporation for National and Community Service CEO Wendy Spencer on a media conference call to announce a first of-its-kind AmeriCorps project for Flint elementary schools and students.
Nov 18, 2014
On Wednesday afternoon, Mayor Lee Leffingwell will join the current and incoming presidents of the National League of Cities at an event at Austin City Hall to highlight the impact of national service on city challenges.
Oct 31, 2014
 WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) will open the doors of its new AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps (NCCC) campus in Baltimore on Monday, November 3.

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
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.

Official Statements

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.
Apr 22, 2015
The written testimony of CEO Wendy Spencer on the President’s fiscal year 2016 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.
Oct 12, 2014
“Our thoughts are with the family, friends, and fellow AmeriCorps NCCC team members of Sheldon Allmon.
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.

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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