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Jul 15, 2009
Washington, DC - The Corporation for National and Community Service is seeking applications from former AmeriCorps members who are interested in serving as the 2009-2010 Eli Segal Fellow, a year-long leadership opportunity to help advance national service policy, operations, and strategy from the Office of the CEO at Corporation headquarters.This prestigious fellowship was created in 2006 to honor the legacy of Eli Segal, who was a key architect of the 1993 national service legislation and served as the first CEO of the Corporation from 1993 to 1995. Segal died in February 2006.
Jul 15, 2009
Washington, DC - The Corporation for National and Community Service has awarded Pfizer Inc its Billion + Change award in recognition of the global pharmaceutical company's outstanding leadership in pro bono service.The award was presented during the recent National Conference on Volunteering and Service, which drew nearly 5,000 volunteering and service leaders to San Francisco for three days of networking, training, and planning to increase the scale and impact of volunteering across the US and around the world.
Jul 14, 2009
All-Star Game Highlights President Obama's United We Serve Initiative; MLB is First Sports League to Team with United We Serve  Washington D.C. -- Responding to President Obama's call to service, Major League Baseball is making community service an overriding theme of the 80th All-Star Game and related events taking place in St. Louis this week.
Jun 25, 2009
Jun 25, 2009
Washington, DC - Today, President Obama and Mrs. Obama will join hundreds of Congressional family members and five national nonprofit organizations in a United We Serve event sponsored by the Corporation for National and Community Service. The project will benefit the children of military families.
Jun 23, 2009
Entertainers, Political Leaders “Pump Up” National Conference on Volunteering and Service San Francisco, CA – Speaking to a record-breaking 5,000 attendees, First Lady Michelle Obama called on all Americans to participate in our nation's renewal and recovery in a keynote address at the opening session of the National Conference on Volunteering and Service at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, CA.
Jun 23, 2009
San Francisco — The Corporation for National and Community Service today honored outstanding three Senior Corps volunteers and four AmeriCorps members with Spirit of Service Awards at the National Conference and Volunteering and Service. The awards are given annually to volunteers and members who have performed exemplary service in their communities.
Jun 23, 2009
San Francisco, CA - The Corporation for National and Community Service today announced a collaborative initiative with Microsoft Corp.'s U.S. Partners in Learning to design and establish a new national, student-driven virtual helpdesk for K-12 teachers and non-profits. Over the next three years, Microsoft and CNCS will create a program which aligns a student service opportunity with President Obama's United We Serve initiative. It will focus on giving students real-world learning experiences as they support non-profits and teachers who are using technology in the classroom. 
Jun 23, 2009
The First Lady marked the kick off of United We Serve yesterday, where she joined California's First Lady Maria Shriver to build a playground at Bret Harte Elementary, a public school in San Francisco. The First Lady worked with KaBOOM!, an organization that aims to create safe and fun places for kids to play within walking distance of their homes. They have been building playgrounds in underserved communities for 14 years, relying on volunteers across the country.
Jun 22, 2009
Foundations, Nonprofits, Entertainment Leaders Support President's CallEDITORS NOTE: The National Conference on Volunteering and Service opening plenary featuring First Lady Obama, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, California First Lady Maria Shriver, Jon Bon Jovi, Matthew McConaughey, and other speakers will be live webcast at www.volunteeringandservice.org from 4:30 to 6:30 pm Pacific Time
Jun 21, 2009
Next Monday, the 2009 National Conference will kick off at a time of unprecedented momentum for service and volunteering. To help more of you experience the excitement of the Conference, we are – for the first time ever – offering a live webcast of some of the proceedings.
Jun 19, 2009
SAN FRANCISCO – Highlighting her commitment to community service, First Lady Michelle Obama will give the keynote address at the 2009 National Conference on Volunteering and Service in San Francisco next Monday, June 22.
Jun 17, 2009
President encourages Americans to visit http://www.serve.gov to find and create service projects in their communities, share stories about projects they're working on 
Jun 17, 2009
Unveils ‘United We Serve' Initiative to Be Led byCorporation for National and Community Service
Jun 16, 2009
Record Attendance Expected as Annual Conference Sparks Excitement for ServiceSAN FRANCISCO – As the economic downturn drives up social needs and spurs an outpouring of volunteering, organizers of the 2009 National Conference on Volunteering and Service say this year's gathering will be a watershed event in the growing movement to use service as a solution to national challenges.
Jun 3, 2009
As Demand Grows, AmeriCorps Supports Largest Class Ever  Washington DC – The Corporation for National and Community Service announced the results of its 2009 funding competition today, selecting 259 national and local nonprofits that will engage 23,000 new AmeriCorps members in improving lives and strengthening communities from coast to coast.
Jun 3, 2009
As Demand Skyrockets, AmeriCorps Supports Largest Class Ever Washington DC – The Corporation for National and Community Service announced the results of its 2009 funding competition today, selecting 259 national and local nonprofits that will engage 23,000 new AmeriCorps members in improving lives and strengthening communities from coast to coast.
May 22, 2009
WASHINGTON, DC — The Corporation for National and Community Service today announced the availability of approximately $8 million in funds to support national providers of training and technical assistance for community service programs that use service and volunteering to meet community needs.
May 20, 2009
Washington, D.C. - To help implement landmark national service legislation, the Board of Directors of the Corporation for National and Community Service turned the microphone over to nearly 50 speakers who shared their thoughts on the Edward M. Kennedy Serve America Act at a public listening session earlier today.
May 15, 2009
600 AmeriCorps Supporters Expected at May 16 GameWashington, DC -- AmeriCorps members, alums, and friends will be on hand to cheer the Washington Nationals baseball team on May 16 when the Nats face the Philadelphia Phillies. The evening marks the close of AmeriCorps Week, an annual event honoring the contributions that AmeriCorps members make to our country. As many as 600 AmeriCorps supporters are expected to attend the game.
May 14, 2009
As part of AmeriCorps Week, the Corporation for National and Community Service today announced $85 million in Recovery Act grants to put 10,000 AmeriCorps members in distressed communities to meet critical social needs resulting from the economic crisis.
May 14, 2009
Washington DC -- As part of AmeriCorps Week, the Corporation for National and Community Service today announced $85 million in Recovery Act grants to put 10,000 AmeriCorps members in distressed communities to meet critical social needs resulting from the economic crisis.
May 12, 2009
Highlights Importance of Service to Her Life and Obama AgendaWashington DC -- Calling service “the reason that I breathe” and a cause “near and dear to my heart,” First Lady Michelle Obama gave an impassioned address about the central importance of service in her life and in the Obama Administration's vision for America's future to employees of the Corporation for National and Community Service this afternoon. (Read the First Lady's remarks)
May 11, 2009
Annual Event Comes as AmeriCorps Expands and Applications Skyrocket by 230% Washington DC -- From protecting rivers in Minnesota and greening New York City parks to building wheelchair ramps in Florida and restoring Alaska forest trails, the third annual AmeriCorps Week will spotlight how AmeriCorps members are tackling tough national problems through intensive national service.
May 5, 2009
Washington DC -- AmeriCorps is turning to its far-flung network of members and alums for help in recruiting the next class of AmeriCorps members by hosting a video and photo contest as part of AmeriCorps Week.

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