Official Statements

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.
Jun 4, 2013
    
Apr 24, 2013
“Call to Action: VA Outreach and Community Partnerships”April 24, 2013Good morning, Chairman Sanders, Ranking Member Burr, and Members of the Committee. Thank you for the opportunity to testify today. I would like to first thank each of you for entrusting me with the honor of serving as CEO of the Corporation for National and Community Service, or CNCS.
Apr 24, 2013
"Call to Action: VA Outreach and Community Partnerships”April 24, 2013Chairman Sanders, Ranking Member Burr, and Members of the Committee: Thank you for the opportunity to testify today.
Apr 10, 2013
Today President Obama is sending his Fiscal Year 2014 budget request to Congress, including proposed funding for the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS). You can read our complete budget request [hyperlink to CBJ] now on our budget page.
Feb 13, 2012
A Message from Acting CEO, Robert Velasco: Today President Obama is sending his Fiscal Year 2013 budget request to Congress, including proposed funding for the Corporation for National and Community Service and its programs. You can read the complete budget request now on our budget page.
Jan 31, 2012
Missouri House Resolution No. 24496TH GENERAL ASSEMBLY, SECOND REGULAR SESSIONWhereas, AmeriCorps volunteers have been indispensable to the recovery efforts in Joplin and Duquesne, Missouri, following the tornado that killed 161 residents and destroyed over 7,000 homes, churches, schools and businesses; and
Jul 7, 2011
Below is a guest commentary by AmeriCorps Director John Gomperts that appeared in the July 7, 2011 edition of the St. Louis Post Dispatch. The commentary highlights the extraordinary volunteer response to the May 22 Joplin tornado and the key volunteer management role played by AmeriCorps in the wake of natural disasters.  A Stunning Response Guest Commentary by John Gomperts
Jun 23, 2011
Madam Chair. Congressman Hinojosa. Thank you for the opportunity to testify before the Committee today.
Jun 23, 2011
-- As Prepared --Chairwoman Foxx, Congressman Hinojosa. Thank you for this opportunity to testify today. I will keep my comments brief, and ask that my written testimony be made part of the record.I welcome this opportunity to discuss our agency’s commitment to accountability, oversight and monitoring practices, and enhancements we plan to make.
May 27, 2011
Dear Colleagues, We are very pleased to announce that President Obama has designated Robert Velasco, II, as Acting CEO of the Corporation for National and Community Service.
May 15, 2011
Patrick Corvington, CEOCorporation for National and Community ServiceCommencement AddressHobart and William Smith CollegesMay15, 2011
Apr 18, 2011
 A Message from CEO Patrick Corvington: On Friday President Obama signed a Continuing Resolution that funds the federal government for the rest of fiscal year 2011.
Feb 14, 2011
Dear Colleagues:Today President Obama is sending his Fiscal Year 2012 budget request to Congress, including proposed funding for the Corporation for National and Community Service and its programs. You can read the complete budget request now on our budget page.
Feb 8, 2011
Dear Colleagues,We are very pleased to present the 2011-2015 Strategic Plan for the Corporation for National and Community Service, which was unanimously approved by our board of directors earlier today. The full plan and appendix are posted on our website.
Oct 6, 2010
Dear Colleagues,Today marks the beginning of the new fiscal year, and we want to provide an update on the status of the budget for the Corporation for National and Community Service and its programs.
Aug 5, 2010
Dear Colleagues,The House and Senate Appropriations Committees have begun to take action on spending bills for Fiscal Year 2011, and we want to update you on the progress so far.As you recall, the budget process kicked off last February, when President Obama released his budget request for Fiscal Year 2011. In that budget, the President proposed $1.416 billion for the Corporation for National and Community Service to strengthen our nation's volunteer sector, foster innovation, and mobilize millions of Americans to solve critical problems through national service.
Aug 4, 2010
Dear Colleagues,Last Thursday, the Senate Appropriations Committee approved a spending bill that provides $1.366 billion for the Corporation for National and Community Service and its programs. This is an increase of $215.9 million over last year’s funding level but $51 million below the President’s request.Following is a breakdown of the funding:AmeriCorps Grants: $440,000,000AmeriCorps VISTA: $111,000,000AmeriCorps NCCC: $35,593,000National Service Trust: $271,186,000Senior Corps: $229,100,000
Jul 12, 2010
Buenas tardes a todos! Es un placer estar aqui con ustedes!Thank you, Victoria, for that gracious introduction and for your tremendous efforts as an AmeriCorps member with the Latin American Youth Center. I also want to thank NCLR President and CEO, Janet Murguia, and board chairman, Daniel Ortega, for the invitation to be here today. Many thanks to Governor Perry, Mayor Castro, Secretary Andrade, and Senator Menendez for your support of this conference.
Jun 29, 2010
Patrick A. Corvington, CEOCorporation for National and Community Service2010 National Conference Town Hall KeynoteNew York CityJune 29, 2010Thank you, Mark for that gracious introduction and for agreeing to serve as the new chair of the Corporation’s board of directors. And I also want to thank Eric Tanneblatt, who has agreed to serve as vice chair. You both demonstrate extraordinary leadership and always provide me with sound advice.
Jun 11, 2010
Dear Colleagues,As we enter the long days of summer, we have a lot of activity to report to you about our recent implementation steps on the Serve America Act.AmeriCorps Grants
May 27, 2010
Social Innovation Fund AnnouncementThe White HouseMay 27, 2010
May 12, 2010
Resolution Honoring AmeriCorps Week 2010, H.Res. 1338Floor Remarks for the Honorable Doris O. MatsuiWednesday, May 12, 2010, Exact Time TBDTime: Approx. 3 MinutesM. Speaker, I rise today in support of House Resolution 1338, which recognizes the significant accomplishments of AmeriCorps Volunteers… and helps raise awareness about the importance of national and community service.

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