Press Releases

Jun 30, 2010
NEW YORK—The world's largest gathering of service and volunteer leaders will hold its 2011 conference in New Orleans, organizers announced today. With the Gulf Coast reeling from its second disaster-driven economic blow in five years, Patrick Corvington, CEO of the Corporation for National and Community Service, and Michelle Nunn, CEO of Points of Light Institute and Co-Founder of the HandsOn Network, declared that the region's largest city was not just the natural choice to host the 2011 gathering—it was the only choice.
Jun 30, 2010
Secretary Duncan to Deliver Keynote Speech, Participate inPanel Discussion for Role of Service in Remaking American Education Forum
Jun 30, 2010
Influential Alliance Unveils Broad-Based Plans Today at National Conference on Volunteering and Service in New York City
Jun 30, 2010
Special guest to join press conference call; conference conveners to detail volunteer efforts to preserve the Gulf CoastNEW YORK—The conveners of the world's largest gathering of service and volunteer leaders will announce the location and dates of their 2011 event on a press conference call on Wednesday, June 30 at 1:30 PM ET.
Jun 29, 2010
Washington, DC — The Corporation for National and Community Service announced $9 million in Learn and Serve America Higher Education grants to support teacher training and increase student interest in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math disciplines.
Jun 29, 2010
Washington, DC— The Corporation for National and Community Service announced $9 million in Learn and Serve America Higher Education grants to support teacher training and increase student interest in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math disciplines.
Jun 29, 2010
New York City – Today the Corporation for National and Community Service announced its strategy to engage national service and voluntary assets in responding to the economic and environmental damage caused by the BP oil spill.
Jun 29, 2010
Patrick Corvington Leads First Strategic Plan Listening Session at 2010 ConferenceNew York City —Patrick Corvington, CEO of the Corporation for National and Community Service, issued a call to action and challenged service leaders to focus on results at an open-dialogue National Service Town Hall meeting today at the 2010 National Conference on Volunteering and Service in New York City.
Jun 28, 2010
Companies Pledge $113 Million to Billion + Change Initiative at Service Conference in NYC New York City – As a national gathering of volunteer leaders got underway here today, Corporation for National and Community Service CEO Patrick Corvington announced more than $110 million in new corporate pro bono commitments to help nonprofits achieve greater scale, sustainability, and impact in meeting community needs.
Jun 28, 2010
MSNBC's Morning Joe Jumpstarts World's Largest Service Conference Today“The Daily Show's” John Oliver to Headline Evening Celebration, Three Service Leaders HonoredWatch LIVE at VolunteeringandService.org
Jun 28, 2010
New York, NY — The Corporation for National and Community Service will present three outstanding volunteers with the “Spirit of Service Award” at its National Conference on Volunteering and Service today. The awards are given annually to individuals representing each of the Corporation's three national service programs – AmeriCorps, Senior Corps, and Learn and Serve America – who have performed exemplary service in their communities.
Jun 25, 2010
Tune-In to the Live Webcast at VolunteeringandService.org Washington, DC — Patrick Corvington, CEO of the Corporation for National and Community Service, will challenge a record number of service leaders to develop better, innovative strategies to achieve greater impact on our nation's toughest challenges.
Jun 24, 2010
MTV Personalities Including “The Buried Life’s” Ben, Dave, Duncan and Jonnie,Sway Calloway, and Rhythm City from “America’s Best Dance Crew,” Join forces to Recognize Leaders of the Youth Volunteerism Movement
Jun 24, 2010
Washington, DC – President Obama announced his intention to nominate seven members to the Board of Directors of the Corporation for National and Community Service today.
Jun 24, 2010
THE WHITE HOUSEOffice of the Press SecretaryWASHINGTON – Today, President Barack Obama announced his intent to nominate the following individuals to the Board of Directors of the Corporation for National and Community Service:
Jun 23, 2010
Washington, DC— The Corporation for National and Community Service has awarded 48 organizations grants under its Senior Corps Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) to engage seniors in service projects that address national problems facing local communities.
Jun 23, 2010
Washington D.C. -- The Corporation for National and Community Service today announced more than $3 million in new grants to support Native American communities in using national service as a solution to tackle social and economic challenges.The 18 tribal grants will support a range of projects including cultural and language preservation, economic development, health and wellness, youth leadership, education attainment, and traditional lands preservation.
Jun 23, 2010
Washington D.C. -- The Corporation for National and Community Service announced more than $3 million in grants to support Native American communities in using national service as a solution to tackle social and economic challenges. The 18 tribal grants will support a range of projects including cultural and language preservation, economic development, health and wellness, youth leadership, education attainment, and traditional lands preservation. Below is a listing of the grants, which were made through the Corporation’s AmeriCorps and Learn and Serve America programs.
Jun 23, 2010
The Corporation for National and Community Service has awarded 48 organizations grants under its Senior Corps Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) to engage seniors in service projects that address national problems facing local communities.The RSVP Programs of National Significance grants, which total more than $ 1.2 million, will support current RSVP grantees throughout the U.S. in mobilizing 4,000 senior volunteers to help mentor children, support independent living for seniors, promote energy efficiency and meet other critical community needs.
Jun 21, 2010
Largest-Ever Conference of Service Leaders to Convene in New York City June 28(NEW YORK CITY) — As millions of Americans continue to face economic hardship, leaders from nearly every major sector gather to develop strategies that catalyze citizen service and volunteering to achieve greater impact toward addressing our national challenges. The 2010 National Conference on Volunteering and Service held in New York City on June 28-30 kicks off at a time of great need for the country and opportunity for the service movement. 
Jun 19, 2010
National Service Agency CEO and U.S. Secretaries Call on Fathers to Build a Legacy of Service Washington DC –In a special Father’s Day video, Patrick Corvington, CEO of the Corporation for National and Community Service, joined by four U.S. Secretaries, encourages fathers to celebrate the holiday by volunteering with their children to help others.
Jun 15, 2010
Washington, DC – Despite difficult economic times, the number of Americans volunteering in their communities jumped by 1.6 million last year, the largest increase in six years, according to a report released today by the Corporation for National and Community Service.The Corporation's annual Volunteering in America report found that 63.4 million Americans volunteered through a formal organization last year, giving more than 8.1 billion hours of volunteer service worth an estimated $169 billion.
Jun 8, 2010
Washington, DC—First Lady Michelle Obama and four Cabinet Secretaries, joined Patrick Corvington, CEO of the Corporation for National and Community Service to launch United We Serve: Let’s Read. Let’s Move. today. The new initiative will get more Americans volunteering to combat childhood obesity and summer learning loss among youth.
Jun 7, 2010
The Corporation for National and Community Service announced 329 grants to national and local nonprofits that will engage more than 57,000 new AmeriCorps members in improving lives and strengthening communities from coast to coast.
Jun 7, 2010
***Media Advisory*** Washington, DC—U.S. Secretary Arne Duncan will join Patrick Corvington, CEO of the Corporation for National and Community Service to launch the United We Serve: Let’s Read. Let’s Move. summer initiative on a conference call on Tuesday, June 8 at 10 a.m.

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