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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.
Mar 11, 2015
The Corporation for National and Community Service’s (CNCS) Social Innovation Fund (SIF) today announced 27 subgrantee organizations selected to receive technical assistance services through its Pay for Success (PFS) grant program. The funding will advance and evaluate innovative PFS projects in fields ranging from early childhood interventions to chronic homelessness.
Mar 9, 2015
The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) today announced more than $17, 200,000 in funding to support organizations and nonprofits across the nation. The organizations will leverage the experience and skills of Senior Corps RSVP volunteers who serve in schools, disaster response initiatives, veterans’ organizations, and other areas.
Feb 25, 2015
Today the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) and leading experts on issues of poverty in the U.S. kicked off the 50th anniversary of AmeriCorps VISTA with the first-ever National Solutions Summit. This half-day event will focus on the program’s accomplishments and feature innovative ways AmeriCorps VISTA members are fighting poverty.
Feb 25, 2015
 First-ever County Day of Recognition for National Service set for April 7, 2015 Washington D.C. – County officials across the nation will participate in a national day of recognition on April 7, 2015, to highlight the impact of AmeriCorps and Senior Corps in their communities and thank individuals who serve.
Feb 13, 2015
The nation's leading federal agency for service has a new opportunity for tribal groups that would provide funding for AmeriCorps members and Senior Corps volunteers on the ground to help them tackle the unique challenges facing Native American communities.
Jan 27, 2015
Today Governor McAuliffe and First Lady Dorothy McAuliffe announced that the Commonwealth of Virginia is the first state in the nation to become an Employer of National Service, encouraging AmeriCorps and Peace Corps alumni to put their skills and experience to work for Virginia state government.
Jan 21, 2015
The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) today released a Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) of up to $51 million for the 2015 grant competition of the Social Innovation Fund (SIF).
Jan 20, 2015
On January 29, MENTOR: The National Mentoring Partnership (MENTOR) and the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) will recognize eight corporations for their outstanding contributions to advancing quality mentoring opportunities for youth and participation in the Corporate Mentoring Challenge. AT&T, First Niagara Bank, Comcast NBCUniversal and Webster Bank will receive special recognition during the 2015 National Mentoring Summit.
Jan 19, 2015
To honor the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. National Day of Service and Dr. King’s life and legacy, the President and First Lady, the Vice President, Cabinet Secretaries, and other Senior Administration Officials will participate in community service projects and events. The Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service is an opportunity for all Americans to honor Dr. King by coming together to help meet the needs of their communities and re-commit to service throughout the year.
Jan 16, 2015
WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Monday, thousands of organizations across the country are preparing to lead Americans in the nation's largest day of civic engagement, the annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. National Day of Service. With an emphasis on creating opportunity for all, citizens in all 50 states will deliver meals, refurbish schools and community centers, and collect food and clothing.
Dec 15, 2014
Washington, D.C. — As the holiday season spotlights acts of kindness and giving back, a new federal study shows that 1 in 4 Americans volunteered through an organization and two-thirds helped their neighbors last year.The annual Volunteering and Civic Life in America research, released today by the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) and the National Conference on Citizenship (NCoC), shows that service to others continues to be a priority for millions of Americans.
Dec 8, 2014
The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) today announced the 2014 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll, including the four recipients of the President’s award, the highest honor a college or university can receive for its commitment to volunteering, service-learning, and civic engagement.
Nov 20, 2014
The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) today announced Operation AmeriCorps, a new program designed for AmeriCorps members of all types to help local leaders address their community’s most pressing local challenge.
Nov 19, 2014
Mayors and county executives across the country will participate in a national day of recognition on April 7, 2015, to highlight the impact of AmeriCorps and Senior Corps and thank individuals who serve. The announcement of the third-annual Mayors Day of Recognition for National Service was made today by Mayor Ralph Becker, of Salt Lake City, Utah, incoming President of the National League of Cities.
Nov 10, 2014
Today, as part of the observance of Veterans Day, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) announced the partners and projects that will be funded in this fiscal year to provide job and training opportunities to veterans and youth.
Nov 3, 2014
Civic leaders, elected officials, and community groups joined together today to open the doors of the new AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps (NCCC) Atlantic Region Campus at the former Sacred Heart of Mary School in Baltimore.
Oct 15, 2014
Washington, D.C. — The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) today kicked off its 2015 AmeriCorps grant competition by releasing its Notice of Funding Opportunity for organizations interested in using national service as a solution to critical problems facing our communities and the nation.
Oct 1, 2014
The Corporation for National and Community Service today announced the winners of its inaugural Social Innovation Fund (SIF) Pay for Success grant competition. The $12 million in investments will advance and evaluate emerging models that align payment for social services with verified social outcomes.
Sep 24, 2014
The Corporation for National and Community Service yesterday honored Loras College with the President’s Award for Interfaith Community Service. This nationwide designation is part of the 2014 Presidents Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll, and recognizes the institution and its students for their commitment to volunteer service.
Sep 23, 2014
Peace Corps Director Carrie Hessler-Radelet and Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) CEO Wendy Spencer today joined U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan and Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) Director Richard Cordray in pledging to help public servants and national service participants, including Peace Corps volunteers and AmeriCorps members, reduce their student loan debt. The agencies are among the first federal agencies to take CFPB’s public service pledge on student debt.
Sep 22, 2014
The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) today announced an effort to expand STEM AmeriCorps, an initiative first announced by President Obama at the White House Science Fair. The federal agency is inviting partners to expand the initiative to 15 communities across the country.
Sep 17, 2014
The Social Innovation Fund (SIF) at the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) today announced an investment of $33.7 million in seven of the nation’s leading grantmakers. The investments, which were announced at the live-streamed opening plenary of the SIF’s Annual Grantee Convening, will help grow innovative, evidence-based organizations that work on youth development, economic opportunity, and healthy futures. $18.1 million in continuation funding was also announced for existing grantees to sustain program growth.
Sep 12, 2014
As part of the 20th anniversary of AmeriCorps commemoration at the White House, the Corporation for National and Community Service today announced the formation of Employers of National Service.
Sep 12, 2014
On Friday September 12, President Obama will host a ceremony at the White House with the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), President Bill Clinton and hundreds of AmeriCorps members to celebrate the 20th anniversary of AmeriCorps and recognize the 900,000 Americans who have served through AmeriCorps over the last two decades. The President will announce new commitments to improve pathways to employment for AmeriCorps alumni, encourage community service by young people and expand national service opportunities.

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