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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
Official to Observe Local Service Project Successes Washington, DC—Julie Fisher Cummings, Board Member of the Corporation for National and Community Service, will meet with area nonprofit leaders Thursday, August 26 to discuss ways that national service is addressing local challenges. Cummings will also visit the Family Service Agency of Genesee County to observe how intergenerational service strengthens communities.
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. 
Aug 24, 2010
"Connecting With Those Too Young To Remember 9/11"
Aug 24, 2010
New 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. 
Aug 24, 2010
The Corporation Provides Funds to Gulf States to Bolster Future Disaster Preparedness, Applies Lessons Learned From Katrina
Aug 16, 2010
Obama Administration Official to Serve Alongside AmeriCorps Members at Curt Gowdy State ParkWashington, DC—Patrick A. Corvington, CEO of the Corporation for National and Community Service, will meet with Cheyenne, WY Mayor Richard Kaysento discuss ways that service is addressing local challenges.Corvington will also host a community dialogue with 40 area nonprofit leaders to discuss the agency's five-year strategic plan and new vision to drive greater impact toward solving national and local problems – from unemployment to student achievement.
Aug 12, 2010
Washington, DC—The Corporation for National and Community Service AmeriCorps VISTA officials will join Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) to discuss the impact of VISTA programs in solving local challenges at the Educator's Grants Forum. The forum, held on August 12 -13, will bring state and local education leaders together to learn about federal resources to fight poverty and build economic opportunity through education in diverse communities.
Aug 9, 2010
Washington, DC—The Corporation for National and Community Service awarded its new Nonprofit Capacity Building Program grants totaling $1 million to increase the capacity of nonprofits to improve lives in communities facing economic hardships. The two-year grants were awarded to five organizations to build and implement performance management systems to help achieve greater results for nonprofits in diverse communities.
Aug 5, 2010
Washington, DC—Patrick A. Corvington, CEO of the Corporation for National and Community Service, joined President Obama today as he awarded 13 Americans the 2010 Citizens Medal, the nation's second-highest civilian honor, for their exemplary acts of service.
Aug 4, 2010
Washington, DC—Mark Gearan, Board Chair of the Corporation for National and Community Service, and U.S. Representative Louise Slaughter will meet with area nonprofit leaders tomorrow to discuss ways that national service is addressing local challenges. The meeting will be held at the University of Rochester at 10 am.
Aug 3, 2010
Visit will include tour of AmeriCorps VISTA project at the Children's Museum of Indianapolis to observe how national service is transforming local communities
Aug 3, 2010
Administration Official Joins Education Secretary, Members of Congress at Event to Curb Childhood Obesity and Summer Reading Loss
Jul 30, 2010
Grants to Ensure Brighter Future for Area Youth, Address Needs of Vulnerable Washington, DC— The Corporation for National and Community Service announced grants totaling $1.4 million to help local organizations in 14 states establish new RSVP projects for communities previously not served. The grants will engage more than 4,200 new RSVP volunteers to increase student achievement, support independent living for seniors, people with disabilities, and veterans, and promote energy efficiency.
Jul 30, 2010
Washington, DC— The Corporation for National and Community Service announced grants totaling $1.4 million to help local organizations in 14 states establish new RSVP projects for communities previously not served. The grants will engage more than 4,200 new RSVP volunteers to increase student achievement, support independent living for seniors, people with disabilities, and veterans, and promote energy efficiency.
Jul 29, 2010
National Service Agency CEO Joins community leaders to encourage youth to take back their communities by volunteering
Jul 28, 2010
Washington D.C. – The Corporation for National and Community Service announced the appointments of two top social sector experts to key positions – Dr. Erwin Tan, Director of Senior Corps and Strategic Advisor for Veterans and Military Families, and John Kim, Senior Advisor for Change Management.
Jul 26, 2010
The Officials Will Visit EducationWorks Summer Program and Discuss How Service is Transforming Philadelphia CommunitiesWashington, DC—Stan Soloway, Board Member of the Corporation for National and Community Service, will meet with Mayor Michael Nutter on Wednesday, July 28, to discuss ways that the federal agency can support Philadelphia's efforts to engage more residents in service that helps solve the city's toughest problems – from homelessness to illiteracy and youth violence.
Jul 22, 2010
Portfolio is a collection of bold programs targeting $123 million in resources to community solutions in the areas of economic opportunity, health and youth development
Jul 21, 2010
Washington, DC – Patrick Corvington, CEO of the Corporation for National and Community Service, addressed student leaders at the Bank of America Student Leadership Summit on Capitol Hill today. Corvington talked with more than 230 high school students about leadership, ways youth are transforming our nation through service, and opportunities for students to develop leadership skills while volunteering.
Jul 21, 2010
Thursday, July 22, 2010 at 10:30 a.m. EDT Washington, DC – This Thursday, the Corporation for National and Community Service will announce its inaugural Social Innovation Fund (SIF) grants. The grants will target millions in public and private funds to grow effective solutions to persistent social challenges across greater than 20 states.
Jul 14, 2010
Memphis, TN—Heather Peeler, Chief Strategy Officer of the Corporation for National and Community Service, will meet with Mayor A C Wharton, Jr., and state and local leaders to discuss strategies to leverage citizen service to solve local problems on Thursday, July 15.
Jul 14, 2010
TheOfficial Will Visit Hamilton Living Waters Ministries, Inc. to Observe Anti-Hunger Program in Partnership with U.S. Department of AgricultureHamilton, OH—Eric Tanenblatt, Vice Chair of the Board of Directors of the Corporation for National and Community Service, met with Hamilton City Mayor Pat Moeller, the City Council and state and local leaders to discuss strategies to leverage citizen service to solve local problems.

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