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Jun 23, 2014
In another sign of growing bipartisan support for national service, the United States Conference of Mayors today unanimously passed a resolution endorsing national service as a cost-effective solution to the challenges facing America’s cities.
Jun 23, 2014
Points of Light, one of the world’s leading organizations dedicated to volunteer service, today announced the 10 organizations chosen to execute its ServiceWorks program. ServiceWorks is a three-year nationwide initiative that will use community engagement and volunteer service to help underserved young adults develop the skills they need to prepare for college and careers.
Jun 18, 2014
Program’s Growth Announced at First-Ever White House Maker FaireWASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, President Obama is hosting the first-ever White House Maker Faire to celebrate a nation of makers, and to help empower America’s students and entrepreneurs to invent the future.  In response to the President’s call to action, the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) is expanding its Maker Education Initiative to provide this educational opportunity to more than 22,000 students and families in these cities.
Jun 6, 2014
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), which administers AmeriCorps, and the Department of Justice today announced "justice AmeriCorps," a strategic partnership to increase national service opportunities while enhancing the effective and efficient adjudication of immigration proceedings involving certain children who have crossed the U.S. Border without a parent or legal guardian.
Jun 5, 2014
 $30 million in education scholarships would support 8,000 new AmeriCorps membersWASHINGTON, D.C.  – The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) today announced the AmeriCorps Partnerships Challenge, a call to action to the private sector, nonprofits, philanthropies, and public agencies at every level to develop proposals to expand AmeriCorps service opportunities.
May 27, 2014
As part of today’s White House Science Fair, the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) announced a major expansion of STEM AmeriCorps to spur student interest in science, technology, engineering, and math education.
May 9, 2014
The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) has deployed hundreds of AmeriCorps and Senior Corps members in response to the severe storms, tornadoes, and flooding that have swept through the central and southern U.S.
May 7, 2014
The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) today announced $205 million in grants to put AmeriCorps members on the ground to tackle critical challenges in communities across the U.S. The grants will allow more than 43,000 Americans the opportunity to serve their country through AmeriCorps.
Apr 21, 2014
Co-sponsored by Sens. Edward M. Kennedy and Orrin Hatch, the landmark bipartisan legislation ushered in a new era of service and civic engagement for Americans of all ages and backgrounds. The law strengthened AmeriCorps and Senior Corps, created the Social Innovation Fund, and established new ways for Americans to make a difference in their communities.
Mar 31, 2014
The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), the federal agency that administers AmeriCorps, and Points of Light, one of the world’s leading organizations dedicated to volunteer service, today announced a new initiative that will help young people develop the skills they need to prepare for college and careers.
Mar 31, 2014
Throughout the month of March, communities across the country have commemorated the life and legacy of civil rights leader Cesar E. Chavez's work through education, celebration, and service projects. The day of service, recognized around Chavez's birth date of March 31, celebrates his extraordinary commitment to a lifetime of service. Community groups, schools, and other organizations use the event to reflect on Chavez's life and carry out service projects in his honor.
Mar 31, 2014
More than 1,750 mayors from all 50 states and the District of Columbia, Guam, and Puerto Rico are standing together in support of AmeriCorps and Senior Corps by participating in the second annual Mayors Day of Recognition for National Service tomorrow. Together, these mayors represent more than 110 million citizens or one-third of all Americans.
Mar 19, 2014
Independent Evaluation Finds Minnesota Reading Corps Model Produces Strong Literacy Gains
Feb 27, 2014
Building on its role as a national leader in public service, Tulane University has partnered with the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) and the Aspen Institute’s Franklin Project to launch a pilot program that will give recent graduates an opportunity to spend a year of service making a tangible difference within communities in New Orleans.
Feb 23, 2014
 New Funding Competition Seeks to Expand Opportunity, Encourage Innovation, and Deepen Impact WASHINGTON, D.C.
Feb 17, 2014
 Governor’s Council on National Service in Iowa created by Executive Order (DES MOINES) – Gov. Terry E. Branstad today signed Executive Order 84, which creates the Governor’s Council on National Service in Iowa.
Feb 7, 2014
175 organizations receive Senior Corps grants through competitive process
Jan 31, 2014
As part of ‘Service Bowl,’ winning mayor to host community service project with AmeriCorps members and local volunteers
Jan 30, 2014
MENTOR: The National Mentoring Partnership and the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) will recognize four corporations for their outstanding contributions to advancing quality mentoring opportunities for our youth. They will receive this recognition through their participation in the Corporate Mentoring Challenge, originally launched by First Lady Michelle Obama. Bank of America, Coastway Community Bank, Luxottica and The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company will be honored during an awards ceremony at the 2014 National Mentoring Summit.
Jan 16, 2014
On Monday, thousands of organizations across the country are preparing to lead Americans in the nation's largest day of civic engagement, the annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. National Day of Service.
Jan 9, 2014
The Corporation for National and Community Service today announced that AmeriCorps VISTA members will be part of the Promise Zone Initiative, following President Obama’s designation of the Five Promise Zones in San Antonio, Philadelphia, Los Angeles, Southeastern Kentucky, and the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma.
Dec 16, 2013
A new national study released today by the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) and the National Conference on Citizenship (NCoC) shows that millions of Americans make volunteering a priority in their lives. The annual Volunteering and Civic Life in America research shows that volunteering in the U.S. remains stable and strong across generations. This year’s report found that 64.5 million (or one in four) Americans volunteered nearly 7.9 billion hours last year. The estimated value of this volunteer service is nearly $175 billion.
Nov 19, 2013
Spencer and Ward were joined by General (Ret.) Stanley A. McChrystal, the former commander of U.S. and international forces in Afghanistan, in thanking the graduates for their service to country. After completing training in March 2013, FEMA Corps members deployed across the United States to provide both immediate response and long-term recovery support in emergency management. They supported communities affected by Hurricane Sandy, the tornado in Moore, Okla., flooding in Colorado and Illinois, and more. When not assigned to immediate disaster response, the teams served FEMA in locations across the country assisting with longer-term recovery operations.
Nov 18, 2013
City of Philadelphia officials were joined by William C. Basl, National Director of AmeriCorps for the Corporation for National and Community Service, and State leaders to announce the launch of PowerCorpsPHL. This innovative new AmeriCorps program is designed to achieve environmental stewardship goals shared by Mayor Nutter and Governor Corbett, and to enhance the City of Philadelphia’s youth workforce development and violence prevention strategies.
Nov 15, 2013
Mayors across the country will participate in a national day of recognition on April 1 to highlight the impact of national service in their cities and thank individuals who serve, Mayor Christopher B. Coleman, of St. Paul, Minn. and incoming President of the National League of Cities, announced today.


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