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Aug 21, 2015
OKLAHOMA CITY – The Oklahoma Community Service Commission, joined by Wendy Spencer, CEO of the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), the federal agency that administers AmeriCorps, today announced new AmeriCorps and Senior Corps funding of more than $9.6 million to support AmeriCorps members and Senior Corps volunteers serving in nonprofits across Oklahoma.
Aug 20, 2015
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), the Rockefeller Foundation, and Cities of Service announced the 10 cities selected to pilot Resilience AmeriCorps. The cities include Anchorage, Alaska; Boulder, Colo.; Chicago, Ill.; El Paso, Texas; Minot, N.D.; New Orleans, La.; Norfolk, Va.; Phoenix, Ariz.; Pittsburgh, Pa.; and Tulsa, Okla.
Aug 20, 2015
ADA, Okla. – The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), the federal agency that administers AmeriCorps, the Chickasaw Nation, and Congressman Tom Cole today announced a first-ever federal grant to support a new Senior Corps Foster Grandparent Program. The goal of this program is to improve school readiness, ensuring children are on the pathway to academic success.
Aug 19, 2015
PAWHUSKA, Okla. – The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), the federal agency that administers AmeriCorps, and Osage Nation Communities of Excellence (ONCOE), today announced that the Osage Nation will be one of 10 communities nationwide to become a partner of the agency’s new Operation AmeriCorps initiative.
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.
Jun 10, 2015
The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), the federal agency that administers AmeriCorps, today announced that East St. Louis will be one of 10 communities nationwide to become part of the agency’s new Operation AmeriCorps initiative.
Jun 4, 2015
The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), the federal agency that administers AmeriCorps, today announced that Salt Lake County will be one of 10 communities nationwide to become part of the agency’s new Operation AmeriCorps initiative.
May 20, 2015
The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) will mark the impact that Senior Corps volunteers have in communities across the country during the fifth annual Senior Corps Week, taking place May 18-22, 2015, during Older Americans Month.
May 18, 2015
The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) today announced a new AmeriCorps program designed to prepare economically disadvantaged youth for 21st-century green jobs and enhance youth violence prevention strategies, while addressing the complex issues of water quality and storm water management in Camden, N.J.
May 12, 2015
The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) announced it will invest more than $1.24 million to support the Shaping Our Appalachian Region (SOAR) initiative to improve the economy and quality of life in Eastern Kentucky.
May 8, 2015
The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), the federal agency that administers AmeriCorps, today announced that Bloomfield will be one of 10 communities nationwide to become part of the agency’s new Operation AmeriCorps initiative.
May 6, 2015
The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), the federal agency that administers AmeriCorps, today announced that Flint will be one of 10 communities nationwide to become part of the agency’s new Operation AmeriCorps initiative.
Apr 29, 2015
On Friday, May 1st, the White House will honor “Champions of Change” that demonstrate how national service creates pathways to economic and employment opportunities. Through the longstanding AmeriCorps VISTA program and supporters of the Employers of National Service initiative, America is reaping the fruits of its commitment to national service
Apr 16, 2015
The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), the federal agency that administers AmeriCorps, today announced that Pawtucket will be one of 10 communities nationwide to become part of the agency’s new Operation AmeriCorps initiative.
Apr 14, 2015
As part of National Volunteer Week, the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), the federal agency that administers the AmeriCorps program, released the first-ever rankings of the states and cities that generate the most AmeriCorps members per capita.
Apr 8, 2015
The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), the federal agency that administers the AmeriCorps program, today announced that Tucson will be one of 10 communities nationwide to become part of the new Operation AmeriCorps initiative.
Apr 7, 2015
A record number of 2,630 mayors and county leaders across the country are uniting to thank AmeriCorps members and Senior Corps volunteers for their commitment to service and their positive impact on pressing challenges facing the nation.
Apr 7, 2015
New York City Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña, AmeriCorps Director Bill Basl, and NYC Service Chief Service Officer Paula Gavin announced today that AmeriCorps will significantly increase its presence in New York City public schools through a large investment of Operation AmeriCorps funding from the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS).
Mar 28, 2015
A rigorous third-party evaluation of the nation’s largest AmeriCorps tutoring program has found that Pre-K students tutored by AmeriCorps members were significantly more prepared for kindergarten in terms of five key literacy skills than students without such tutors.
Mar 23, 2015
As part of today’s White House Science Fair, the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) today announced an expansion of STEM AmeriCorps, an initiative designed to spur student interest in science, technology, engineering, and math education.
Mar 13, 2015
Today, Governor Steve Bullock announced that Montana is the first state in the west, and the second in the nation, to become an Employer of National Service. As an Employer of National Service, the State of Montana is taking steps to encourage AmeriCorps and Peace Corps alumni to apply for careers with Montana state government.

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