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Jan 21, 2011
Washington, DC — The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) today announced a funding opportunity to accelerate the success of service-learning programs in federally-recognized Indian Tribes and U.S. Territories. Anticipating approximately $650,000 in new funding, CNCS expects to award three to four new grants under its Learn and Serve America program to enhance and expand existing service-learning programs, and develop new service-learning opportunities in tribal communities.
Jan 17, 2011
‘MLK 25 Challenge’ Asks Americans to Commit 25 Acts of Service Throughout the Year Washington, DC, Today, hundreds of thousands of Americans across the country will mark the 25th Anniversary of the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday by joining with their neighbors to address pressing social and economic problems in their communities.
Jan 11, 2011
Washington, DC, Monday, January 17, 2011 marks the 25th Anniversary of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Federal Holiday. Across the country, Americans will answer Dr. King’s call to action: “What are you doing for others?” by joining in volunteer efforts to serve their neighbors and communities.
Dec 22, 2010
WASHINGTON, DC – The Corporation for National and Community Service released a draft Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) for its 2011 Social Innovation Fund grant competition today. The Corporation is soliciting public feedback on the funding notification through January 21, 2011.
Dec 22, 2010
Washington, DC – The Social Innovation Fund is moving more than $12 million in federal and private investments into some of the cities hardest hit by the economic downturn. Three grantees of the Fund recently awarded the first round of subgrants to support 61 community-based nonprofit organizations working to provide workforce training, job placement, financial literacy services, and other resources to help individuals achieve long-term financial security.  
Dec 20, 2010
‘My American Story’ PSAs Feature President Obama, VolunteersAs thoughts turn towards giving back this holiday season, the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) today released five new public service announcements calling on Americans to strengthen their communities and our nation through service to others.
Dec 1, 2010
America’s Promise Alliance, Civic Enterprises, and Johns Hopkins University’s Everyone Graduates Center released its report, “Building a Grad Nation: Progress and Challenge in Ending the High School Dropout Epidemic,” detailing the progress and remaining challenges facing educational achievement among our nation’s youth yesterday.
Nov 15, 2010
Washington, DC – Today, the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) released its Fiscal Year 2010 Annual Financial Report (AFR), an overall assessment of the agency’s performance, including financial management and audit.
Oct 19, 2010
Washington, DC – Patrick A. Corvington, CEO of the Corporation for National and Community Service, will deliver the keynote address at the NGen Leadership Award Ceremony at Independent Sector's Annual Conference in Atlanta on October 19.
Oct 18, 2010
The 4th Annual National Learn & Serve Challenge Engages Youth in Service-Learning throughout School YearWashington, DC – In the face of the biggest challenges experienced in a generation, millions of young people across the nation are responding by using their talents, creativity and voices to transform the world through national and community service.
Oct 12, 2010
Citizen and National Service Provide over $6 Billion in Services to Local Economies across the State to Tackle Tough Problems Washington, DC –Patrick A. Corvington, CEO of the Corporation for National and Community Service, will deliver keynote addresses at the Council of Michigan Foundations' 38th Annual Conference in Traverse City on October 11 and at the Team UP Michigan! Conference in Detroit on October 12.
Oct 8, 2010
Today, the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) announced that is has discovered and corrected access vulnerabilities in the My AmeriCorps portal website that may have created the potential for others to view personal information of program applicants and participants. The vulnerabilities, which date back to 2006, would not have caused personal information to be exposed in the normal operation of the portal.
Sep 28, 2010
Corvington Praised Faith Service Leaders' Dedication to Alleviate Poverty and Heightened Commitment to Achieve Higher Results Washington, DC – More than 44 million Americans are living in poverty today, the highest number in more than five decades. Patrick A. Corvington, CEO of the Corporation for National and Community Service, highlighted ways that national and citizen service is working to reduce poverty rates in communities across the country at Catholic Charities' Centennial Conference today.
Sep 27, 2010
Washington, DC—The Corporation for National and Community Service announced the appointment of five top experts to key positions—Robert Velasco II, Chief Operating Officer (COO); Sacha Cohen, Director of New Media; Kimberly Allman, Deputy Director for Intergovernmental Affairs; and Jennifer Bastress Tahmasebi and Rosa Moreno-Mahoney, Deputy Directors for AmeriCorps.
Sep 22, 2010
Washington, DC— The Corporation for National and Community Service today announced $5.4 million in new Youth Engagement Zone grants to improve academic and civic engagement for students in high poverty communities. In each zone, schools, community organizations, and community colleges will work together to engage youth in service-learning and to help set them on the pathway to college.
Sep 22, 2010
Washington, DC – Patrick A. Corvington, CEO of the Corporation for National and Community Service, was recognized as an "Outstanding American by Choice" by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) during a naturalization ceremony at the Lincoln Memorial today.
Sep 21, 2010
First-Ever Senior Corps Week Celebrates Volunteers “Making a Difference for Generations”Washington, DC – For more than four decades, Americans age 55 and up have used their lifetime of skills and experience to solve problems and strengthen their communities. The Corporation for National and Community Service is joining with organizations across the country to celebrate the extraordinary impact of 55+ volunteers through the first-ever Senior Corps Week, taking place September 20-24.
Sep 16, 2010
Washington, DC—The Corporation for National and Community Service invites former AmeriCorps members to apply for the Eli Segal Fellowship, a year-long leadership opportunity to help advance national service policy, operations, and strategy at the agency's headquarters in the nation's capital.
Sep 16, 2010
Minnesota, Montana, Vermont, Alaska, Utah, Washington Ranked as Top States Columbus, OH; Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN; Portland, OR; Seattle, WA; and St. Louis, MO Lead among Metro Areas
Sep 15, 2010
Washington, D.C. – The Corporation for National and Community Service announced the winners of its 2010 AmeriCorps Video and Photo contest before hundreds of program directors gathered at the annual AmeriCorps grantee meeting here. Julie Walker, a second-year AmeriCorps member with Literacy AmeriCorps Pittsburgh, took grand prize for her video “AmeriCorps Is…” which depicts the many ways AmeriCorps members serve their communities through a fast-paced animated flip-book approach.
Sep 10, 2010
Hundreds of service projects to honor 9-11 victims’ memory and celebrate heroes
Aug 31, 2010
Washington, D.C. — The Corporation for National and Community Service today kicked off its 2011 AmeriCorps grant competition by releasing two funding notices for organizations interested in using national service as a solution to critical problems facing our communities and our nation.
Aug 26, 2010
Service Projects, Site Visits Highlight Role of Service in Helping Gulf Come Back Stronger Washington, DC— Patrick A. Corvington, CEO of the Corporation for National and Community Service, will participate in a series of service projects, site visits, and commemorative events to highlight the critical role that national service has played in helping the Gulf Coast recover in the five years since Hurricane Katrina.
Aug 24, 2010
Washington, DC—Julie Fisher Cummings, Board Member of the Corporation for National and Community Service, will meet with area nonprofit leaders tomorrow, August 25, to discuss ways that national service is addressing local challenges. The meeting will be held at the Focus: HOPE Conference Center at 10 a.m. ET, tomorrow.
Aug 24, 2010
Funds to Shore-Up Gulf States’ Disaster Preparedness, Response to BP Oil SpillNew Orleans, LA—The Corporation for National and Community Service awarded its Volunteer Generation Fund grants totaling $4 million to 19 U.S. state service commissions to better recruit, manage, and retain volunteers to address pressing social challenges. 

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