Press Releases

Jan 13, 2010
Fighting Poverty, Community Renewal, and Economic Empowerment Focus of Projects on National Day of Service Washington, DC— In projects taking place across the nation on the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service, Americans will further Dr. King's work by addressing the challenges facing many American families, from hunger and homelessness to poverty and education inequality.
Jan 13, 2010
Washington D.C. – The U.S. House of Representatives is calling on Americans to pay tribute to the life and works of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. by participating in community service projects on the January 18 King Holiday.
Jan 11, 2010
The Corporation for National and Community Service hosted a funders discussion call on January 11, 2010 to discuss the draft Notice of Funs Availability (NOFA) for the Social Innovation Fund. Listed to the call (MP3 audio)
Jan 11, 2010
Congressman John Lewis, NAACP Chairman Julian Bond, Usher, and Actor Ed Norton to Headline Events on King Holiday as Service AmbassadorsWashington, DC— Civil rights icons, national service leaders, academics, and celebrities are among those named as this year's Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service Ambassadors.
Jan 7, 2010
National Service Agency Calls for a “Day On, Not a Day Off”Washington, DC— With the Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service just days away, the Corporation for National and Community Service is urging Americans to honor Dr. King's memory and further his legacy by joining in service projects in their communities on the January 18 King Holiday.
Jan 5, 2010
President Obama calls on Americans to mentor and help guide the lives of young peopleWashington, DC – The Corporation for National and Community Service joins with Harvard Mentoring Project of the Harvard School of Public Health, and MENTOR to kick off the Ninth Annual National Mentoring Month and launch a national volunteer recruitment drive to mentor. General Colin Powell will headline the month-long initiative and more than fifty partners will help to raise awareness of the impact of mentoring on the lives of young people.
Dec 18, 2009
Anticipated $200 million in public-private funding will support transformative solutions to major social challenges and improve nation's challenge-solving infrastructure WASHINGTON, DC – The Corporation for National and Community Service released a draft Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) for its 2010 Social Innovation Fund (SIF) grant competition today. The Corporation is soliciting public feedback on the funding notification through January 15, 2010.
Dec 16, 2009
Washington, DC—In response to President Obama's executive Memorandum on Tribal Consultation, the Corporation for National and Community Service held its second conference call with tribal leaders today. Ron Lessard, the agency's Strategic Advisor for Native American Affairs, who led the conference call, sought the input of tribal leaders on the parameters of a comprehensive agency-wide policy on tribal consultation.
Dec 16, 2009
Funds to Support Corporation's United We Serve and Cities of Service InitiativesWashington, DC - The Citi Foundation has made a $50,000 grant to the Corporation for National and Community Service to support the agency's efforts to engage Americans in service to address pressing local and national needs.
Dec 14, 2009
Washington, DC -- Congress today gave final approval to the Fiscal 2010 budget for the Corporation for National and Community Service, making a historic investment in the agency and its programs at a time of mounting social needs and renewed interest in citizen service.
Dec 10, 2009
Washington, DC - The Corporation for National and Community Service announces a funding opportunity of an anticipated $7.3 million for new Learn and Serve America Higher Education grants. The funding will support institutions of higher education that use innovative service-learning programming to meet the needs of local communities, and programs that foster lifelong civic engagement among students.
Dec 4, 2009
Washington, D.C. - Iris L. Dooling, a former AmeriCorps member whose service included terms with Teach for America and the Indiana Reading Corps, has been named the Eli Segal Fellow at the Corporation for National and Community Service, the national service agency that oversees AmeriCorps.
Nov 24, 2009
United We Serve: Feed A Neighbor Initiative Mobilizes,Equips Americans to Help End Hunger Washington, DC—The Corporation for National and Community Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture and the White House joined together to launch the United We Serve: Feed A Neighbor initiative today to help combat hunger this winter. The new initiative raises awareness of hunger issues and equips Americans with the resources to mobilize against the hunger crisis.
Nov 23, 2009
Leaders kick off local planning for world's largest volunteer gathering, June 28-30, 2010 New York City – Signifying the growing high-level momentum for service, organizers of the 2010 National Conference on Volunteering and Service today announced a dynamic and influential group of national leaders to serve on the host committee for the annual conference, taking place June 28-30 in New York City.
Nov 19, 2009
Washington, DC - The Corporation for National and Community Service released its Fiscal Year 2009 Annual Financial Report (AFR), which presents an overall assessment of agency performance, including financial management and audit. The report confirms that the agency and its programs are meeting critical needs in education, youth development, disaster relief, health and other human needs in communities across the country through high quality service programs.
Nov 19, 2009
Washington, DC - On the heels of Veterans Day, the Corporation for National and Community Service hosted a conference call today to promote funding opportunities to support programs that leverage veterans' skills and expertise to serve local communities through its Veterans Corps, a program authorized by the Edward M. Kennedy Serve America Act. These funds are part of the $363 million requested in the President's FY 2010 budget for the AmeriCorps program.
Nov 17, 2009
U.S. Senator Warner and Representative Sarbanes to DiscussDevelopment of Veterans Corps Washington, DC – Nicola Goren, Acting CEO of the Corporation for National and Community Service will be joined by U.S. Senator Mark Warner (VA) and RepresentativeJohn Sarbanes (MD) on a national conference call to discuss new funding opportunities to support veterans service and military families on Wednesday, Nov. 18 at 2pm.
Nov 11, 2009
U.S. Senator Mark Warner to Lead Agency's National Call on New Veterans Corps
Nov 10, 2009
Lead Sponsor Target Lends Early Support to Points of Light Institute and the Corporation for National and Community Service; Record Attendance ExpectedATLANTA – Points of Light Institute and the Corporation for National and Community Service announced today that the 2010 National Conference on Volunteering and Service will be held in New York City, June 28-30. This event is the nation's largest convening on service and civic engagement and will bring together more than 4,000 volunteer and service leaders and social entrepreneurs from around the world.
Oct 30, 2009
Earlier this month, I joined the President in New Orleans for his first visit there since the election. A key part of the President's message was that the Gulf Coast's recovery didn't flow just from government programs and policies:
Oct 30, 2009
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Oct 27, 2009
Washington, DC—The Corporation for National and Community Service has released a funding notice for its 2010 Learn and Serve America “Summer of Service” grants competition, implementing a new program authorized under the Edward M. Kennedy Serve America Act. The new grant funding – totaling $1 million dollars – will support innovative summer-time service-learning programs for students grades 6 through 9.
Oct 19, 2009
Washington, DC—Stephen Goldsmith, Interim Board Chair of the Corporation for National and Community Service, participated in a panel discussion at the Hudson Institute today on the Social Innovation Fund (SIF) authorized under the Edward M. Kennedy Serve America Act. Goldsmith described the Fund “as a catalyst to spur additional investments” in innovative results-oriented solutions that have the potential to address pressing social problems and help transform lives and communities.
Oct 17, 2009
First Lady Applauds Service-Learning as Key to Shaping Future LeadersWashington, DC—Nearly 80,000 students, parents and teachers from across 34 states participated in 178 events that marked the close of the week-long launch of the 3rd Annual Learn & Serve Challenge. The Challenge, led by the Corporation for National and Community Service and 100 national organizations, will continue through the remainder of the school year with the goal of engaging 1 million more students in service-learning.
Oct 16, 2009
National Service Board Chair Highlights Service at Texas Forum College Station, Texas – Calling service an integral part of how we meet the challenges of our time, President Barack Obama renewed his appeal for all Americans to make service a part of their daily lives in an address to 2,000 service leaders gathered at the Points of Light Institute's (POL) “Presidential Forum on Service” at Texas A& M University here today.

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