Press Releases

Jul 31, 2012
$42 Million in Grants to Leverage $105 Million in Private Funds to Grow High-Impact NonprofitsWashington, DC – The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) today announced the results of its third Social Innovation Fund competition, selecting four experienced grantmakers with strong track records of success in expanding the impact of high-performing organizations in improving the lives of people in low-income communities.
Jun 29, 2012
Initiative Calls On Volunteers to Tackle Issues of Childhood Obesity, Learning LossWashington, D.C. -- Today, the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) kicked off the third year of United We Serve: Let's Read. Let's Move., a summer service initiative designed to combat summer learning loss and childhood obesity through volunteer service. The program launched on serve.gov, the online home for Let's Read. Let's Move., with a video message from Wendy Spencer, CNCS CEO.
Jun 27, 2012
 200 Companies Pledge Nearly $1.8 Billion in Pro Bono Services to Nonprofits
Jun 19, 2012
 New AmeriCorps Grants for Veterans Corps Strengthen Administration's Joining Forces Initiative Chicago - The Corporation for National and Community Service announced that more than 1,000 new AmeriCorps members will deploy across the United States in 2012 to provide education, employment and other services to veterans and military families, the largest number in the agency's history.
Jun 18, 2012
 276 Organizations Receive Grants to Boost Impact on Education, Vets, Disasters, and Other AreasChicago -- As thousands of service leaders gathered at the National Conference on Volunteering and Service today, Corporation for National and Community Service CEO Wendy Spencer announced $213 million in new AmeriCorps grants to strengthen the impact of more than 275 organizations across the country in tackling the most pressing challenges facing communities and the nation.
Jun 18, 2012
Washington, D.C. – The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) named William C. Basl as Director of the AmeriCorps program today. Basl is a highly accomplished national service leader and manager of complex human service projects. He joins CNCS following an eighteen-year tenure as the Executive Director of the Washington Commission for National and Community Service.
Jun 18, 2012
   Chicago -- The Corporation for National and Community Service presented nine outstanding volunteer programs and participants with the National Service Impact Award at the National Conference on Volunteering and Service today.
Jun 18, 2012
Chicago, Ill. -- The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) is awarding 282 grants to national and local nonprofits that will engage nearly 46,000 new AmeriCorps members in improving lives and strengthening communities from coast to coast.The AmeriCorps grants total $214.6 million and are going to a wide range of national and local organizations, state service commissions, faith-based groups, educational institutions, and Indian Tribes.
Jun 14, 2012
Washington, D.C. – The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) is awarding grants to seven organizations to engage Americans in service during the 2012 September 11th National Day of Service and Remembrance.The grants will support a range of service efforts including educating citizens on disaster preparedness, developing emergency plans, promoting fire safety, and building affordable housing for veterans and military families.
Jun 13, 2012
  U.S. Rep Billy Long, National Service CEO, Announce Major AmeriCorps Grant Joplin, Mo. – AmeriCorps will significantly increase its presence and investment in Joplin's recovery thanks to a major grant announced today by Congressman Billy Long and Wendy Spencer, CEO of the Corporation for National and Community Service, the federal agency that administers AmeriCorps.
Jun 4, 2012
Live White House webcast – TODAY, June 4, 1:15 – 2:30pm ET: Tune in for the opening of the White House Summit on Community Solutions for Disconnected Youth. Speakers will include First Lady Michelle Obama (by video) and U.S. Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis, as well as a discussion on expanding successful cross-sector community collaborations. Visit: http://www.whitehouse.gov/live.
May 31, 2012
  
May 21, 2012
National Service CEO to Survey Progress, Meet Joplin Leaders, and Thank VolunteersJoplin, Mo. – One year after a devastating tornado ripped through Joplin, Missouri, the city is making a strong recovery thanks to the resilience of the Joplin people, a united recovery effort, and an extraordinary outpouring of volunteers and AmeriCorps members who have made a powerful impact and remain hard at work today.
May 11, 2012
 Washington, D.C. – Employees of Corporation for National and Community Service were recognized with two prestigious national awards this week for working with communities to prepare for and respond to natural disasters.
May 7, 2012
 Senior Corps Week – May 7-11 – honors Senior Corps volunteers for “Making A Difference for Generations” and encourages more communities to harness the talent and skill of Americans 55+  Washington, D.C.– The Corporation for National and Community Service is joining with organizations across the country to honor the powerful impact of Senior Corps volunteers and encourage more Americans 55+ to serve their communities through the third annual Senior Corps Week, taking place May 7-11.
Apr 18, 2012
Washington, DC -- Together for Tomorrow (TFT), the joint initiative of the U.S. Department of Education, White House Office of Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships and the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) to spur community engagement in turning around our nation's lowest performing schools, today launched its School Improvement Challenge for the 2012-13 school year on http://tft.challenge.gov/.
Apr 17, 2012
Apr 11, 2012
Agency Expands Commitment to Veterans and Military FamiliesWashington D.C. -- Today at the White House, First Lady Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden recognized the Corporation on National and Community Service (CNCS) and programs supported by the agency for improving the lives of veterans and military family members nationwide at the Joining Forces First Anniversary Celebration.
Apr 10, 2012
Priorities include communication, collaboration, accountability, and impact Washington, D.C. – Setting a tone of confidence and excitement about the future of national service, Wendy Spencer began her tenure as CEO of the Corporation for National and Community Service yesterday by outlining her goal of strengthening the impact of national service and volunteering in meeting critical community needs.
Apr 4, 2012
CNCS, Points of Light Announce Partnership with National Forum on Youth ViolenceWashington, D.C. -- Today, the Corporation for National and Community Service, in collaboration with Points of Light, announced the expansion of an AmeriCorps VISTA project to support the efforts of the National Forum on Youth Violence to promote pathways to opportunity for at-risk youth, while working to eliminate youth violence.
Apr 3, 2012
Washington, DC- The U.S. Senate last week confirmed four leaders from the nonprofit, civic, and corporate sectors to serve on the board of directors of the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS).
Apr 3, 2012
CNCS Launches National Search for Volunteer StoriesToday, the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) announced that it is seeking nominations for the 2012 National Service Impact Awards to honor the best and brightest national service participants from around the country that are making an impact in their communities.
Mar 30, 2012
 Washington DC – Throughout the month of March, communities across the country have commemorated the life and legacy of civil rights leader Cesar E. Chavez' work through education, celebration, and service projects.The day of service, recognized around Chavez' birth date of March 31, is a legal holiday in the state of California and an optional holiday in several other cities and states. Community groups, schools, and other organizations use the event to reflect on Chavez' life and carry out service projects in his honor.
Mar 29, 2012
   Washington, DC – The U.S. Senate today unanimously confirmed Wendy Spencer as Chief Executive Officer of the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS).Spencer will take the helm of the agency at a time when CNCS resources are in great demand. Both those who serve and those who benefit from the agency's programs recognize the critical role volunteerism and national service plays in meeting community needs, building nonprofit capacity, and expanding service opportunities for all Americans.
Mar 23, 2012
Washington D.C. -- Last week, thousands of Americans across the country participated in the sixth annual AmeriCorps Week, recognizing the quiet dedication of AmeriCorps members and alumni who are building stronger, safer, and healthier communities through service.

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