Official Statements

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.
May 12, 2010
Floor Statement of the Honorable Vern Ehlers (R-MI)Committee on Education and LaborH. Res. 1338Recognizing AmeriCorps WeekMay 12, 2010Mr. (Madame) Speaker, I yield myself such time as I may consume.
May 12, 2010
Congresswoman Dina TitusPrepared RemarksH Res 1338 – AmeriCorps WeekM. Speaker, I rise today in full support of House Resolution 1338, which recognizes the substantial contributions of AmeriCorps.Since 1994, AmeriCorps programs have engaged over 570,000 individuals of all ages in national service programs, totaling 705 million hours of service to our nation.
May 6, 2010
University of Texas at San AntonioCollege of Liberal and Fine ArtsAs prepared for delivery
Apr 21, 2010
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Apr 7, 2010
Dear Colleagues,As part of President Obama’s goal to create a more open and citizen-centric government, the Corporation for National and Community Service today is releasing its Open Government Plan. You can read the plan on our open government web page.
Apr 1, 2010
Dear Colleagues,I hope you are enjoying the beginnings of spring in your part of the country. March was a busy month as we launched two new Serve America Act programs and moved forward on grant application reviews in Senior Corps, AmeriCorps, and Learn and Serve America. Below are some of the highlights, along with upcoming deadlines.Volunteer Generation Fund
Mar 1, 2010
Dear Colleagues,February was a short but busy month as we moved forward on several key implementation steps for the Serve America Act. Here are the highlights:Seeking Input on Proposed Rule
Feb 12, 2010
Dear Colleagues,Earlier today President Obama today formally appointed Patrick Corvington as the Corporation’s new CEO. This is the final step in the confirmation process, other than the Oath of Office, which Patrick will take next week.
Feb 5, 2010
Dear Colleagues:As Washington begins to get buried under a blanket of snow, we wanted to update you on some of our key Serve America Act implementation steps taken last month.Fiscal Year 2011 Budget Request
Feb 1, 2010
Dear Colleagues:Today President Obama is sending his Fiscal Year 2011 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 and some highlights are below.
Jan 16, 2010
I wanted to share an update with you about the disaster in Haiti.The State Department continues to say that the best way to help the people of Haiti is to give money. They are now requesting that we direct people to InterAction, a large coalition of US-based international nongovernmental organizations, to do so.
Jan 14, 2010
Friends in Service,As we are all too aware, on Tuesday Haiti experienced an earthquake that caused devastation beyond what words and photos can convey. There is tremendous loss of life, catastrophic damage to most buildings affecting a third of the population, and dire need for food, water and medical care. Our thoughts are with the people of Haiti and their families and loved ones.
Dec 21, 2009
Dear Colleagues:As we approach the holidays, I want to share some key updates on our implementation of the Serve America Act.
Dec 17, 2009
Dear Colleagues,Today we released the 4.0 version of the My AmeriCorps Portal and eGrants software. This release includes many improvements made to both systems to improve your user experience. The following is the full list of bug fixes:eGrants System:
Dec 17, 2009
Dear Colleagues:I want to share two important developments on national service funding.First, President Obama has signed the Consolidated Appropriations Act, marking the final step in determining our Fiscal 2010 budget. This law provides $1.149 billion for the Corporation for National Service and its programs, fully funding the President's request.
Dec 17, 2009
Dear Colleagues: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. once said “Life's most urgent and persistent question is: What are you doing for others?” He devoted his life to advancing equality, social justice, and opportunity for all and taught us that everyone has a role to play in making America what it ought to be.
Dec 13, 2009
Dear Colleagues, A few minutes ago, the Senate passed the FY 2010 Consolidated Appropriations Act, sending the bill to the President for his signature.
Dec 10, 2009
Dear Colleagues,A few minutes ago, the House of Representatives passed the FY 2010 Consolidated Appropriations Act, bringing us a step closer to a final budget for national service.The legislation provides $1,149,721,000 for the Corporation for National and Community Service and its programs, fully funding the President’s request. We thank the House leadership and Appropriations Committee for moving quickly on this important legislation.
Dec 10, 2009
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Dec 9, 2009
Dear Colleagues,Yesterday, Congress took a significant step on the FY 2010 budget for the Corporation for National and Community Service and its programs.A joint House-Senate conference committee approved the conference agreement on the Fiscal Year 2010 Consolidated Appropriations Act, which includes funding for the Corporation and other agencies across the government.


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