Press Releases

Apr 3, 2009
Washington, DC - Public service announcements released today by the Corporation for National and Community Service are designed to encourage teachers, students, and parents to bring service-learning into their schools and communities.
Apr 2, 2009
The Corporation for National and Community Service is offering a series of WebChats to help plan and promote AmeriCorps Week events and make AmeriCorps Week 2009 a huge success. Participation is free, but registration is required.
Mar 31, 2009
Detailed Summary of the Edward M. Kennedy Serve America Act (as of 3/31/2009 - 70 KB PDF)Highlights of the Edward M. Kennedy Serve America Act (as of 3/26/2009)
Mar 30, 2009
H.R. 1388, Senate-passed as of 3-26-2009Reauthorizes and Expands the Mission of the Corporation for National and Community Service, by:
Mar 27, 2009
National Service Program to Assist in Converter Box Installations, Outreach Efforts
Mar 26, 2009
Washington D.C. -- Following House action last week, the United States Senate today voted 79-19 to pass the most sweeping expansion and reform of national service programs in a generation.After renaming the legislation the “Edward M. Kennedy Serve America Act,” the Senate burst into a standing ovation for the Massachusetts Senator, who crafted the legislation along with Senator Hatch and whose entire life has been devoted to public service.
Mar 20, 2009
Nashville, Tenn. -- Outstanding service-learning leaders were honored last night with Spirit of Service Awards at the National Service Learning Conference.The awards were presented by the Corporation for National and Community Service, the country’s largest supporter of service-learning through its Learn and Serve America program. The Spirit of Service Awards pay tribute to the most outstanding participants in the Corporation’s Learn and Serve America, AmeriCorps, and Senior Corps programs.
Mar 19, 2009
Nashville, Tenn. - Service-learning participants have a new tool to help them spread the word about service-learning: a communications toolkit packed with resources to aid teachers, students, and community leaders in promoting service-learning to educators, administrators and other decision-makers.
Mar 18, 2009
Washington D.C. – In a rousing address to a fired-up gathering of YouthBuild AmeriCorps members on the National Mall today, First Lady Michelle Obama stressed the importance of community service in rebuilding lives and reinforced the Administration’s commitment to expanding service opportunities for all Americans.
Mar 18, 2009
Washington, DC – The U.S. House of Representatives today passed the most significant overhaul and expansion of national service programs in 16 years, acting on President Obama’s call to increase service opportunities for Americans of all ages to help address the economic crisis and usher in a new era of service and responsibility for our nation.
Mar 17, 2009
Joe Acaba Traded a Classroom for Outer Space 
Feb 25, 2009
Calls for Passage of Serve America Act; AmeriCorps Alum Guest in First Lady’s BoxWashington D.C. – In his address to a joint session of Congress last night, President Obama called on the ingenuity and can-do spirit of the American people to help the nation recover and rebuild from its economic crisis.
Feb 25, 2009
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Peace Corps and the Corporation for National and Community Service have signed an agreement to promote joint recruiting efforts and will work together to strengthen institutional ties.
Feb 4, 2009
Washington, D.C. - Hyepin Im, founder and president of Los Angeles-based Korean Churches for Community Development, will help guide national policy for service and volunteering as a member of the Board of Directors of the Corporation for National and Community Service.
Feb 4, 2009
(Washington DC) – The Board of the Corporation for National and Community Service Tuesday elected Alan D. Solomont, as its chairman. .The Corporation is the nation’s largest grant maker for volunteering and service, engaging more than four million Americans of all ages and backgrounds in service each year through its Senior Corps, AmeriCorps, VISTA, NCCC, and Learn and Serve America programs. The agency provides vital support for America’s voluntary and nonprofit sector through grants, volunteers, training, research, and other support.
Jan 23, 2009
President-Elect Obama’s Call to Service Drives Record Turnout 
Jan 22, 2009
Pledge 5 Hours for Your Community by Sunday and Get a Free Cup of Starbucks Coffee Washington D.C. -- The Corporation for National and Community Service is joining Starbucks and HandsOn Network for the “I’m In!” campaign, an initiative to make it easy to participate in President Obama’s call for national service.
Jan 19, 2009
Yesterday, with Washington and the country eagerly awaiting the Inauguration, President Barack Obama, Vice President Joe Biden, and their families spent the day honoring the memory of Martin Luther King Jr. by serving others. After spending the morning with wounded soldiers at the Walter Reed Medical Center, President Obama traveled to the Sasha Bruce Youthwork shelter for homeless teens in Northeast Washington where he helped renovate "safe space" housing.
Jan 19, 2009
635 Colleges Named to Third Annual Higher Ed Honor RollWashington, DC - Six colleges and universities are receiving top honors among 635 institutions of higher learning that were named today to the 2008 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll. The six will be recognized during the American Council on Education Annual Conference in Washington, February 8-9.
Jan 18, 2009
Obama’s Call to Service Generates Huge Response with 12,000 Projects NationwideWashington DC – President-elect Obama’s call for Americans to join in service to honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on the King Holiday has had an electrifying effect, with a record number of projects taking place in communities across America tomorrow.
Jan 17, 2009
Over 260 AmeriCorps NCCC members support Gulf communities  NEW ORLEANS – On January 19, over 260 AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps (NCCC) members will serve on a variety of service projects across the Gulf Coast, joining thousands of Americans volunteering across the country for the King Day of Service. The teams of young people will support the nationwide effort to not only honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s spirit of service, but also respond to President-elect Barack Obama’s call to service.
Jan 17, 2009
President-elect Barack Obama has called on American citizens to participate in volunteer service on the Martin Luther King National Day of Service on Monday, and thousands of Washington, D. C., residents are responding to that request. About 15,000 volunteers are expected to converge on RFK Stadium to assemble 75,000 care packages for troops deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan.
Jan 14, 2009
Washington D.C. – The U.S. House of Representatives added its voice to the growing call for Americans to serve on the King Holiday by passing a resolution promoting the holiday as a day of national service.The bipartisan resolution, which passed the House unanimously last night, was introduced by Rep. Todd Platts (R-PA) along with Rep. Doris Matsui (D-CA) and Rep. David Price (R-NC).
Jan 12, 2009
As economy falters, Americans urged to serve others to honor Dr. King Washington D.C. – Radio stations across the country will help support President-elect Obama’s call to service by airing public service announcements calling on Americans to serve on the King Holiday and throughout the year.
Jan 9, 2009
Washington DC – The website launched today by the Presidential Inaugural Committee to encourage Americans to serve on the King Holiday and throughout the year is featuring a series of guest bloggers between now and January 19.  


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