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Oct 26, 2012
Washington D.C. – As Hurricane Sandy continues moving toward the Atlantic Coast, the Corporation for National and Community Service announced that more than 250 national service members are on standby to deploy as part of the federal response effort.
Oct 24, 2012
Priority areas include disaster services, economic opportunity, education and veterans WASHINGTON, D.C. – The nation's leading federal agency for service says tribal groups now have the opportunity to apply for funding that would put AmeriCorps members on the ground to help them tackle the unique challenges facing Native American communities.
Oct 22, 2012
Priority areas include disaster services, economic opportunity, education, and veterans; Governors, mayors get new option to form public-private partnershipsWASHINGTON, D.C. – The nation's leading federal agency for service says national, state, and local organizations now have the opportunity to apply for funding that would put AmeriCorps members on the ground to help them tackle challenges facing communities across the country.
Oct 17, 2012
President's Honor Roll open to all accredited institutions; deadline for consideration is November 29
Oct 15, 2012
Today, the U.S. Department of Education and the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) recognized 24 organizations from across the nation as Together for Tomorrow (TFT) Challenge winners for the 2012-2013 school year. Together for Tomorrow is a joint initiative of the White House Office of Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships together with the U.S. Department of Education and CNCS, that recognizes community-led partnership to support struggling schools.
Oct 9, 2012
ITT Exelis jumpstarts Community Blueprint with multi-year investment and introduction of Exelis Action Corps employee volunteer programWASHINGTON, D.C.
Sep 28, 2012
VINTON, IOWA – Two-hundred thirty young adults from across the nation will be sworn in as members of FEMA Corps at an induction ceremony in Iowa today, providing a boost to the nation's ability to assist disaster survivors while expanding career opportunities for young people.FEMA Corps is an innovative partnership between two federal agencies that combines the disaster expertise of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) with the service leadership of the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) and AmeriCorps.
Sep 13, 2012
Vicksburg, Miss.- A historic new collaboration between two federal agencies to strengthen the nation's disaster response capabilities was launched today as the nation's first 240 FEMA Corps members were sworn into service at an induction ceremony in Vicksburg, Mississippi.FEMA Corps is an innovative partnership between the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) to enhance disaster response and recovery capacity while expanding career opportunities for young people.
Sep 12, 2012
 $4 million in funding given to organizations that tutor students, mentor young people, and help military familiesWashington, DC – The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) today announced just over $4 million in RSVP funding to support organizations and nonprofits across the country that utilize senior volunteers to tackle pressing community needs.
Sep 11, 2012
Thousands of Americans unite in effort to improve communities nationwideWASHINGTON, D.C. – The Corporation for National and Community Service today announced that hundreds of thousands of Americans are participating in service activities to commemorate the 9/11 anniversary on the September 11th National Day of Service and Remembrance, paying tribute to and honoring the victims and heroes of that day.
Sep 10, 2012
 Senior Corps volunteers, grantees share experience with administration officialsWASHINGTON, DC -- On Monday, September 10, American volunteers above age 55 took center stage at a White House event underscoring the impact of senior citizens who are making remarkable contributions to their communities.
Sep 7, 2012
WASHINGTON, DC -- The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) is awarding 38 grants to support local nonprofits across the county that will utilize senior volunteers to tackle pressing community needs.
Sep 5, 2012
Nonprofit, business, faith-based, and government organizations unite as part of National Day of Service and RemembranceWASHINGTON, D.C. – The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) today released an overview of how volunteers across the country will pay tribute to and honor the victims and heroes of September 11th.
Aug 29, 2012
More than 1000 Members and Volunteers on Standby to DeployWashington D.C. – As Hurricane Isaac continues moving through the Gulf Coast, AmeriCorps and Senior Corps teams are responding in four Gulf Coast states, the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) announced today.
Aug 23, 2012
 Washington, D.C. -- Today, Wendy Spencer, CEO of the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), joined Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley, Rep. Robert Aderholt (AL-4), and other leaders at the launch of a program that leverages social media, strategic partnerships with the National Weather Service, faith-based groups, and other key agencies to give citizens more information and tools to prepare for disasters.
Aug 16, 2012
12 Alumni Honored as “Champions of Change”WASHINGTON, DC -- On Friday, August 17, the White House will welcome more than 175 AmeriCorps Alumni from 25 states and the District of Columbia for a day-long session celebrating national service as a pathway to opportunity and career advancement.
Aug 2, 2012
Washington, DC – The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) launched its 2013 RSVP grant competition today, encouraging nonprofits and public agencies across the country to learn how RSVP can help them increase their impact by engaging volunteers 55 years and older in service.
Jul 31, 2012
$42 Million in Grants to Leverage $105 Million in Private Funds to Grow High-Impact NonprofitsWashington, DC – The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) today announced the results of its third Social Innovation Fund competition, selecting four experienced grantmakers with strong track records of success in expanding the impact of high-performing organizations in improving the lives of people in low-income communities.
Jun 29, 2012
Initiative Calls On Volunteers to Tackle Issues of Childhood Obesity, Learning LossWashington, D.C. -- Today, the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) kicked off the third year of United We Serve: Let's Read. Let's Move., a summer service initiative designed to combat summer learning loss and childhood obesity through volunteer service. The program launched on serve.gov, the online home for Let's Read. Let's Move., with a video message from Wendy Spencer, CNCS CEO.
Jun 27, 2012
 200 Companies Pledge Nearly $1.8 Billion in Pro Bono Services to Nonprofits
Jun 19, 2012
 New AmeriCorps Grants for Veterans Corps Strengthen Administration's Joining Forces Initiative Chicago - The Corporation for National and Community Service announced that more than 1,000 new AmeriCorps members will deploy across the United States in 2012 to provide education, employment and other services to veterans and military families, the largest number in the agency's history.
Jun 18, 2012
Chicago, Ill. -- The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) is awarding 282 grants to national and local nonprofits that will engage nearly 46,000 new AmeriCorps members in improving lives and strengthening communities from coast to coast.The AmeriCorps grants total $214.6 million and are going to a wide range of national and local organizations, state service commissions, faith-based groups, educational institutions, and Indian Tribes.
Jun 18, 2012
 276 Organizations Receive Grants to Boost Impact on Education, Vets, Disasters, and Other AreasChicago -- As thousands of service leaders gathered at the National Conference on Volunteering and Service today, Corporation for National and Community Service CEO Wendy Spencer announced $213 million in new AmeriCorps grants to strengthen the impact of more than 275 organizations across the country in tackling the most pressing challenges facing communities and the nation.
Jun 18, 2012
Washington, D.C. – The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) named William C. Basl as Director of the AmeriCorps program today. Basl is a highly accomplished national service leader and manager of complex human service projects. He joins CNCS following an eighteen-year tenure as the Executive Director of the Washington Commission for National and Community Service.
Jun 18, 2012
   Chicago -- The Corporation for National and Community Service presented nine outstanding volunteer programs and participants with the National Service Impact Award at the National Conference on Volunteering and Service today.

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