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Jan 8, 2016
Washington, D.C. – The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) announced today it is deploying an AmeriCorps team to Flint, Mich. to support state and local efforts to protect the public health of residents facing challenges from increased lead levels in the Flint water supply.
Dec 8, 2015
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 3 in 5 helped their neighbors last year.
Nov 6, 2015
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Mayors and county officials across the country will participate in a national day of recognition on April 5, 2016, to highlight the impact of AmeriCorps and Senior Corps and thank individuals who serve. The announcement of the fourth-annual Mayor and County Recognition Day of National Service was made today by Councilmember Melodee Colbert Kean, of Joplin, Mo, incoming President of the National League of Cities.
Oct 19, 2015
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Yesterday, Wendy Spencer, CEO of the Corporation of National and Community Service (CNCS), announced $923,000 in research grants from the Office of Research and Evaluation to increase the nation’s understanding and knowledge about the importance of volunteering, national service, and civic engagement in America.
Oct 13, 2015
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) has deployed more than 400 AmeriCorps members to areas devastated by massive flooding in South Carolina. Hundreds of additional AmeriCorps members are on standby for deployment.
Oct 8, 2015
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), the federal agency that administers AmeriCorps, today announced a new national initiative called Vet Corps, which will recognize veterans who have continued serving their country as a civilian through AmeriCorps and Senior Corps. The initiative also recognizes individuals who serve veterans and military families, and was created in collaboration with Congressman John Sarbanes of Maryland.
Sep 30, 2015
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the Department of Justice, through its Elder Justice Initiative and its Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) and the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), the federal agency which administers AmeriCorps and other national service programs, are announcing Elder Justice AmeriCorps, a new grant program to provide legal assistance and support services to victims of elder abuse, neglect and exploitation and to promote pro bono capacity building in the field. This effort will expand a partnership between the two agencies, which includes justice AmeriCorps, a legal aid program launched in 2014 by the Department of Justice and CNCS to serve vulnerable populations.
Sep 28, 2015
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The federal agency that leads national Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service, the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), today announced the six organizations selected to plan and execute volunteer projects that will unite Americans in service. The 2016 MLK Day of Service will take place on Monday, January 18.
Sep 16, 2015
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senator Tom Harkin joined the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) today to present the first annual Tom Harkin Excellence in AmeriCorps Awards to five AmeriCorps members and programs from around the nation.
Sep 10, 2015
WASHINGTON, D.C. –Senior Administration officials will join thousands of Americans to commemorate the 9/11 anniversary through volunteer service as part of the September 11th National Day of Service and Remembrance. The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) leads this nationwide effort that pays tribute to and honors the victims and heroes of that day.
Sep 2, 2015
MOREHEAD, Ky. – The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) announced that Morehead University Senior Corps RSVP Program will receive a grant of $155,000 to support long-term disaster recovery in Eastern Kentucky. CNCS awarded funding in response to devastating floods the week of July 13 in Carter, Rowan, and Johnson Counties.
Aug 21, 2015
OKLAHOMA CITY – The Oklahoma Community Service Commission, joined by Wendy Spencer, CEO of the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), the federal agency that administers AmeriCorps, today announced new AmeriCorps and Senior Corps funding of more than $9.6 million to support AmeriCorps members and Senior Corps volunteers serving in nonprofits across Oklahoma.
Aug 20, 2015
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), the Rockefeller Foundation, and Cities of Service announced the 10 cities selected to pilot Resilience AmeriCorps. The cities include Anchorage, Alaska; Boulder, Colo.; Chicago, Ill.; El Paso, Texas; Minot, N.D.; New Orleans, La.; Norfolk, Va.; Phoenix, Ariz.; Pittsburgh, Pa.; and Tulsa, Okla.
Aug 20, 2015
ADA, Okla. – The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), the federal agency that administers AmeriCorps, the Chickasaw Nation, and Congressman Tom Cole today announced a first-ever federal grant to support a new Senior Corps Foster Grandparent Program. The goal of this program is to improve school readiness, ensuring children are on the pathway to academic success.
Aug 19, 2015
PAWHUSKA, Okla. – The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), the federal agency that administers AmeriCorps, and Osage Nation Communities of Excellence (ONCOE), today announced that the Osage Nation will be one of 10 communities nationwide to become a partner of the agency’s new Operation AmeriCorps initiative.
Jul 15, 2015
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Senate last night confirmed leaders from the nonprofit, civic, and corporate sectors to serve on the board of directors of the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), the federal agency that administers AmeriCorps, Senior Corps, the Social Innovation Fund (SIF), and other national service programs.
Jul 9, 2015
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Building on the President’s Climate Action Plan, today the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), the Department of Energy (DOE), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), The Rockefeller Foundation, and Cities of Service, announced a new commitment to launch a Resilience AmeriCorps pilot program.
Jun 19, 2015
The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) today announced $218 million in new grants to put AmeriCorps members on the ground to address critical issues in communities across the U.S. The grants will allow for more than 44,000 Americans the opportunity to serve through AmeriCorps in 327 organizations across the country. AmeriCorps members will work in communities to strengthen education, provide disaster services, foster economic opportunity, assist veterans and military families, preserve the environment, and expand health services.
Jun 17, 2015
The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), the federal agency that administers AmeriCorps, announced new investments of $15.4 million to support AmeriCorps members who will increase student achievement, high school graduation rates, and career readiness in Florida.
Jun 12, 2015
The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), the federal agency that administers AmeriCorps, announced today new AmeriCorps and Senior Corps investments to support youth development, education, and economic opportunity programs in the City of Baltimore.
Jun 10, 2015
The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), the federal agency that administers AmeriCorps, today announced that East St. Louis will be one of 10 communities nationwide to become part of the agency’s new Operation AmeriCorps initiative.
Jun 4, 2015
The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), the federal agency that administers AmeriCorps, today announced that Salt Lake County will be one of 10 communities nationwide to become part of the agency’s new Operation AmeriCorps initiative.
May 20, 2015
The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) will mark the impact that Senior Corps volunteers have in communities across the country during the fifth annual Senior Corps Week, taking place May 18-22, 2015, during Older Americans Month.
May 18, 2015
The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) today announced a new AmeriCorps program designed to prepare economically disadvantaged youth for 21st-century green jobs and enhance youth violence prevention strategies, while addressing the complex issues of water quality and storm water management in Camden, N.J.
May 12, 2015
The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) announced it will invest more than $1.24 million to support the Shaping Our Appalachian Region (SOAR) initiative to improve the economy and quality of life in Eastern Kentucky.

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