Apr 21, 2010
Keynote Address by Patrick Corvington, CEO of the Corporation for National and Community Service, on the One-Year Anniversary of the Signing of the Edward M. Kennedy Serve America Act
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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: 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 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 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
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 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.
Nov 23, 2009
Dear Colleagues:We are pleased to share with you our Annual Financial Report for Fiscal Year 2009, a year of major transition, growth, and progress for the Corporation for National and Community Service and the programs we support.This report confirms that national service programs are meeting critical needs across the country and that the Corporation is effectively moving toward accomplishing the goals set for us by President Obama and Congress with accountability and appropriate planning for continued growth.
Nov 16, 2009
Dear Colleagues:The Corporation remains highly focused on implementing the Edward M. Kennedy Serve America Act, and we want to update you on some of our key activities over the past month.Staff from across the agency are working on implementation, from drafting rules and designing programs to conducting outreach and creating technology systems. While some steps are contingent on final enactment of our FY 2010 appropriation, we are moving forward on a wide range of components, consistent with deadlines, agency priorities, and consultations with Congress.
Nov 16, 2009
Dear National Service Colleagues:I am pleased to report that, over this past weekend, we successfully transitioned the eSPAN, eGrants and AmeriCorps Portal to our new Managed Data Center Services contractor almost two weeks ahead of schedule! The systems are up and running and the change will have no effect on their functionality. This migration will improve overall system stability by removing the environmental issues (such as electricity) that have made these applications unavailable from time to time.
Nov 12, 2009
Dear National Service Colleagues,The eSPAN, eGrants and AmeriCorps Portal will be migrating to our new Managed Data Center Services contractor. In preparation for this enhancement, our systems- including My AmeriCorps, eGrants and eSpan- will be unavailable from Friday, November 13 at 8:00 PM EDT until Monday, November 16 at 8:00 AM EDT.This migration will improve the overall system by removing the environmental issues (electricity) that have made these systems become unavailable from time to time.
Nov 5, 2009
Dear National Service Colleagues,Last Friday, President Obama signed a continuing resolution which will fund the Corporation for National and Community Service and various other federal agencies and programs at Fiscal 2009 levels through December 18, 2009.
Oct 16, 2009
College Station, Texas4:39 P.M. CDTTHE PRESIDENT: Thank you. Thank you so much. Thank you. So, howdy, Aggies.AUDIENCE: Howdy!THE PRESIDENT: It is an honor to be here with all of you today at this outstanding university. (Applause.)
Oct 15, 2009
Freedom TowerMiami, Florida 12:52 P.M. EDT MRS. OBAMA: Thank you everyone. Please, please, have a seat. Thank you so much. Congressman Boyd, I want to thank you for that very kind introduction. And thank you for your outstanding leadership in Washington on behalf of Florida's families, and for your proud support of Florida Campus Compact and the cause of service –- here in this state and across the country. We are very proud of you. And let's give Congressman Boyd a round of applause. (Applause.)
Oct 8, 2009
Speaking before a group of nonprofit and philanthropic leaders on June 30th, President Obama stated that: