National Service Agency Chairman to Address Panel at Presidential Service Forum

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 
Oct 15, 2009

Washington, DC—Stephen Goldsmith, Interim Chairman of the Board of the Corporation for National and Community Service, will participate in the Service Leaders Roundtable tomorrow at Texas A&M, College Station. The roundtable discussion is part of the “Presidential Forum on Service” hosted by President Barack Obama, President George H.W. Bush, and the Points of Light Institute, and will be held at 12:30 p.m. on campus at the Annenberg Presidential Conference Center.

The Corporation is the federal agency that leads the nation's efforts to expand domestic service and social innovation by engaging 4 million Americans annually to fight poverty, mentor and tutor youth, build homes, care for seniors, respond to disasters, and more.

Goldsmith and Nicola Goren, Acting CEO of the Corporation, will be available tomorrow for interviews and to discuss:

  • The progress of President Obama's United We Serve initiative,
  • Statistics and trends related to volunteer rates in the U.S. from the Corporation's Volunteering in America report, the most comprehensive data on volunteering assembled,
  • The Corporation's position at the nexus of the service movement, as the nation's leading grant maker to non-profits and service initiatives,
  • The implementation of the Edward M. Kennedy Serve America Act,
  • Why service is part of the solution and how ordinary Americans can do extraordinary things by serving.

To schedule an interview please contact Ashley Etienne at 202-606-6944.

Service Leaders Roundtable, “Presidential Forum on Service”

Who:

Panelist Stephen Goldsmith, Interim Chairman of the Board of the Corporation for National and Community Service

 

When:

Friday, October 16 from 12:30 to 1:45 p.m. CDT

 

Where:

The Annenberg Presidential Conference Center at Texas A&M University

The Service Leaders Roundtable will focus on the evolution of national and community service over the course of the past 20 years, a vision for the next 20 years, and ideas for how to collectively achieve that vision.

Media Contact

Samantha Jo Warfield
(202) 606-6775
sjwarfield@cns.gov

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