Press Releases

Jul 11, 2011
Washington, DC – The Corporation for National and Community Service has announced the availability of close to $1 million in funding to help build the capacity of small and midsize nonprofits to develop and implement performance management systems.
Jun 30, 2011
AmeriCorps Levee Patrols Begin in Hamburg TomorrowWashington, D.C. - AmeriCorps is coming to aid the small Iowa riverside town of Hamburg, as members from across the state begin a two-month assignment to patrol the levees protecting the town from the swelling waters of the Missouri River.
Jun 24, 2011
Washington, DC - Today, five AmeriCorps NCCC alumni received the 2011 Congressional Award Gold Medal on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC.
Jun 24, 2011
Washington, DC – The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) has announced the availability of approximately $700,000 in grants for organizations to plan and carry out projects that bring Americans together to serve on the 2012 Martin Luther King, Jr. National Day of Service.
Jun 8, 2011
$216 Million to Support Organizations Using Service as a Solution to Social and Economic ProblemsNew Orleans, La. -- As thousands of service leaders and social entrepreneurs wrapped up the 2011 National Conference on Volunteering and Service here today, Corporation for National and Community Service Acting CEO Robert Velasco announced $216 million in AmeriCorps grants to strengthen the impact of more than 300 organizations across the country in tackling the most pressing challenges facing communities and the nation.
Jun 8, 2011
New Orleans -- The Corporation for National and Community Service presented nine outstanding volunteer programs and participants with the Service Impact Award at the National Conference on Volunteering and Service today.
Jun 8, 2011
The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) is awarding 321 grants to national and local nonprofits that will engage more than 51,500 new AmeriCorps members in improving lives and strengthening communities from coast to coast. (See June 8, 2011 press release and August 12, 2011 press release)
Jun 7, 2011
New Orleans, LA -- The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) and Nike N7 announced a collaboration to promote health and education through physical activity within Native American communities as part of the First Lady's Let's Move in Indian Country initiative.The announcement was made at the National Conference on Volunteering and Service, where 4,000 thought leaders, social entrepreneurs, and national service experts have gathered to discuss strategies to increase the impact of service and volunteering on pressing social problems.
Jun 7, 2011
Public and Private Support Needed to Scale Effective ProgramsMeeting Critical Needs Across the Country
Jun 6, 2011
Gathering Showcases Impact of Volunteers in Disasters and Other Critical Issues New Orleans – Witnessing first-hand the power that national service and social innovation has had in restoring the Gulf Coast, nearly 4,000 service leaders from across the country gathered in New Orleans today to kick off the 2011 National Conference on Volunteering and Service (NCVS).
Jun 6, 2011
Group to Provide Meals and Louisiana Hospitality
Jun 2, 2011
Hoopa, Calif. – The AmeriCorps Hoopa Tribal Civilian Community Corps (Hoopa TCCC) is currently hard at work in Southeast Missouri, helping residents recover and rebuild after devastating flooding in April.
Jun 1, 2011
National Conference on Volunteering and Service Showcases Innovative Solutions to Community Challenges Largest Gathering of Volunteer and Service Leaders Convenes in New Orleans, June 6-8
May 27, 2011
Joplin, Mo. -- In the wake of the nation's deadliest tornado in six decades, more than 80 AmeriCorps members are working night and day to assist first responders and victims in the recovery efforts in Joplin, Mo. With the death toll at 126, more than 700 people injured, and thousands of structures destroyed, the EF-5 tornado that struck Joplin last Sunday flattened everything in its path, leaving residents to scramble to find missing family members and find immediate shelter.
May 13, 2011
Fifth Annual Event Comes at Time of Growing Demand for AmeriCorps Washington DC -- Every day in communities across the nation, AmeriCorps members are improving schools, rebuilding after disasters, providing health services, preserving the environment, fighting poverty, and meeting other local needs.
May 12, 2011
6 Institutions Receive Presidential Award, 641 Recognized Overall Washington, D.C. – As colleges across the country honor their graduates this commencement season, the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) today honored the nation's leading institutions of higher education for their support of volunteering, service-learning, and civic engagement.
May 12, 2011
National Service Responds to Alabama TornadoesWashington, D.C. – As Alabama starts the rebuilding process from the deadly tornadoes that caused severe damage across the state, national service participants and volunteers are working hard to ensure affected communities get help needed to recover.
May 10, 2011
** MEDIA ALERT – PLANNING ADVISORY ** Largest Gathering of Volunteer and Service Leaders Convenes in New Orleans, June 6-8
May 6, 2011
Washington, D.C. – With help already on the ground and more on the way, national service participants and volunteers have been working feverishly to help storm-ravaged towns in Mississippi rebuild and recover from the aftermath of last week's devastating tornadoes. The tornadoes that ripped through the South on Wednesday, April 27 were the deadliest in 37 years, causing more than 300 deaths and billions dollars of damage. They came as communities in other states are reeling from the effects of flooding and severe storms.
Apr 29, 2011
Washington, D.C. – AmeriCorps members and Senior Corps volunteers are helping communities respond in the wake of the devastating tornadoes and flooding across the Southern and Midwestern United States. The tornadoes that ripped through Alabama, Mississippi, Tennessee, Georgia, Kentucky, and Virginia on Wednesday were the deadliest in 37 years, causing nearly 300 deaths and billions dollars of damage. They came as communities in other states are reeling from the effects of flooding and severe storms.
Apr 29, 2011
Secretary Vilsack Issues a Call to Action to Combat Hunger in America   WASHINGTON, April 29, 2011 - Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack joined hunger advocates today to issue a call to action to end hunger in America.
Apr 11, 2011
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Apr 8, 2011
New Usher PSA Highlights Power of Youth Service Washington, DC— The power of Georgia's youth to transform lives and communities will be in the national spotlight as more than 2,000 service-learning leaders descend on Atlanta for the 22nd Annual National Service-Learning Conference (NSLC).
Apr 8, 2011
To prepare for the possibility that there may be a lapse in government funding at midnight on Friday, April 8, the Office of Management and Budget requested that all agencies post their contingency (“shutdown”) plans to agency websites. The contingency plan and additional shutdown information for the Corporation for National and Community Service can be found here###
Mar 17, 2011
ANNAPOLIS and BALTIMORE, Md. (March 17, 2011) – Habitat for Humanity of the Chesapeake (HFHC) and the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) are teaming up with more than 125 veterans, active duty military and AmeriCorps and Senior Corps members to help build and rehabilitate homes in Annapolis and Baltimore, March 17 - 18. 

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