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Sep 22, 2009
Competition Reflects Serve America Act; Up to $363 Million May Be AvailableWashington, D.C. - The Corporation for National and Community Service has released the funding notice for its 2010 AmeriCorps grant competition, taking a key first step to implement the new direction for AmeriCorps envisioned by the Edward M. Kennedy Serve America Act.
Sep 18, 2009
Washington, D.C. – The Corporation for National and Community Service announced the winners of its 2009 AmeriCorps Video and Photo contest before hundreds of program directors gathered at the annual AmeriCorps grantee meeting here yesterday.
Sep 17, 2009
To carry President Obama's call to service to millions of Spanish-speakers, the Obama Administration today launched, a Spanish-language website that makes it easy for Americans to find or organize volunteer projects in their communities
Sep 17, 2009
Para informar a millones de hispanohablantes sobre el llamado a servir que hizo el Presidente Obama, su gobierno ha inaugurado hoy, una página web en español que facilita que los estadounidenses organicen voluntariados en sus comunidades.
Sep 11, 2009
9/11 Day of Service and Remembrance Caps Successful Summer of United We Serve(Washington, D.C.) – President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama joined AmeriCorps members and volunteers in painting a Habitat for Humanity home in Washington DC this afternoon, joining Americans across the country who marked the eighth anniversary of the 9/11 attacks by participating in service and remembrance activities.
Sep 10, 2009
Washington D.C. – The first officially-designated September 11 National Day of Service and Remembrance will be marked by service projects in all 50 states, with tens of thousands of volunteers expected to turn out to paint and refurbish homes, run food drives, spruce up schools, reclaim neighborhoods, and support and honor veterans and first responders.
Sep 10, 2009
Washington, D.C. - As the nation prepares to observe the first National Day of Service and Remembrance on September 11, businesses large and small are planning volunteer events to help people in need in their communities.The September 11 National Day of Service and Remembrance is the culmination of a seven-year effort started by 9/11 family members and support groups to establish the service day as a way to honor the victims and heroes of 9/11 and to rekindle the spirit of unity and compassion that followed the attacks.
Sep 9, 2009
Washington, DC - Before the 2009 Stanley Cup Champion Pittsburgh Penguins meet with President Obama at the White House on September 10, they will meet with another group, this one on the ice. Several members of the team will visit the Fort Dupont Ice Hockey Club, the oldest minority youth hockey program in the country, to offer a hockey clinic to the young players.
Sep 8, 2009
Projects in All 50 States Mark First Time 9/11 Will Be Officially Recognized as a National Day of Service and Remembrance Washington, DC - Americans across the country will honor the victims and heroes of the 9/11 tragedy by serving their neighbors and communities as part of the first-ever federally recognized September 11 National Day of Service and Remembrance.
Sep 3, 2009
The health and safety of the American people is the first priority of President Barack Obama. Since the novel 2009-H1N1 flu virus emerged in the United States during the third week of April, the President has received regular briefings and asked his Cabinet to spare no effort in addressing this national security challenge.
Sep 1, 2009
Washington, D.C.— President Obama's United We Serve initiative has designated Aug. 31 through Sept. 6 Interfaith Service Week to honor the service efforts conducted through faith-based organizations working together across religious lines to strengthen our communities. Over the summer, interfaith volunteers have participated in more than 3,000 projects through the United We Serve effort, with numerous others scheduled this week.
Sep 1, 2009
Four years after Hurricane Katrina brought teams of AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps (NCCC) teams to the Gulf Coast to join in recovery efforts, the Corporation for National and Community Service opened the fifth NCCC campus here today with the induction of 160 Corps members.
Sep 1, 2009
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Corporation for National and Community Service today announced awards totaling $6.6 million that will go to five organizations to provide training and technical assistance to help strengthen national service and volunteer programs.
Aug 29, 2009
On Katrina 4th Anniversary, National Service Remains Backbone of Volunteer Response(New Orleans, La.) – On the fourth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, there are strong signs of progress and renewal across the entire Gulf Coast, fueled in large part by an outpouring of volunteers and national service participants who've come from across the nation and globe to help the region rebuild stronger than before.
Jul 30, 2009
Washington DC - The Corporation for National and Community Service today announced 36 Learn and Serve America grants totaling nearly $20 million to engage students across the nation in service-learning projects that promote community service while enhancing students' academic and civic skills.
Jul 20, 2009 website to highlight volunteers battling hunger, homelessness, and poverty Washington D.C. -- Starting today and lasting through the rest of the summer, President Obama's United We Serve initiative is kicking off a series of issue weeks that will shine the spotlight on Americans who are joining with their neighbors to tackle tough challenges through volunteer service.
Jul 15, 2009
Washington, DC - The Corporation for National and Community Service is seeking applications from former AmeriCorps members who are interested in serving as the 2009-2010 Eli Segal Fellow, a year-long leadership opportunity to help advance national service policy, operations, and strategy from the Office of the CEO at Corporation headquarters.This prestigious fellowship was created in 2006 to honor the legacy of Eli Segal, who was a key architect of the 1993 national service legislation and served as the first CEO of the Corporation from 1993 to 1995. Segal died in February 2006.
Jul 15, 2009
Washington, DC - The Corporation for National and Community Service has awarded Pfizer Inc its Billion + Change award in recognition of the global pharmaceutical company's outstanding leadership in pro bono service.The award was presented during the recent National Conference on Volunteering and Service, which drew nearly 5,000 volunteering and service leaders to San Francisco for three days of networking, training, and planning to increase the scale and impact of volunteering across the US and around the world.
Jul 14, 2009
Responding to President Obama's call to service, Major League Baseball is making community service an overriding theme of the 80th All-Star Game and related events taking place in St. Louis this week.
Jun 25, 2009
Washington, DC - Today, President Obama and Mrs. Obama will join hundreds of Congressional family members and five national nonprofit organizations in a United We Serve event sponsored by the Corporation for National and Community Service. The project will benefit the children of military families.
Jun 25, 2009
President Obama speaks at Fort McNair, focusing on the importance of service to our communities and encouraged everyone to do their part this summer as part of United We Serve. The President and First Lady joined Congressional family members and five national nonprofit organizations to pack 15,000 backpacks full of books, healthy snacks, Frisbees and other items for the children of our servicemen and women.
Jun 23, 2009
Entertainers, Political Leaders “Pump Up” National Conference on Volunteering and Service San Francisco, CA – Speaking to a record-breaking 5,000 attendees, First Lady Michelle Obama called on all Americans to participate in our nation's renewal and recovery in a keynote address at the opening session of the National Conference on Volunteering and Service at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, CA.
May 20, 2009
Washington, D.C. - To help implement landmark national service legislation, the Board of Directors of the Corporation for National and Community Service turned the microphone over to nearly 50 speakers who shared their thoughts on the Edward M. Kennedy Serve America Act at a public listening session earlier today.
Apr 27, 2009
The National College Football Champion Florida Gators visited the White House last week. Joe Kennedy of the Office of Public Liaison at the White House discusses the visit and introduces a video where they discuss why they are so dedicated to service in their community:
Apr 21, 2009
Act Launches New Era of Service at Time of Great Need; National Service CEO Named


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