Press Releases

Apr 24, 2013
Washington, D.C. – In an appearance before members of the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee, Wendy Spencer, the CEO of the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), outlined the unique role of AmeriCorps and Senior Corps programs in the nation's efforts to support veterans and military families.Spencer said the agency is positioned to increase its commitment by working with other federal agencies and private-sector partners to help serve more veterans as well as recruit them to participate in national service programs.
Apr 22, 2013
 STEM AmeriCorps Will Boost U.S. Competitiveness by Building Interest in STEM ProfessionsWashington, D.C. -- The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) will launch a new STEM AmeriCorps initiative to spur student interest in science, technology, engineering, and math education, President Obama announced today at the White House Science Fair.
Apr 22, 2013
Washington, D.C. – The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) is deploying AmeriCorps and Senior Corps resources to help residents of West, Texas recover and rebuild after last week’s explosion.
Mar 16, 2013
Several hundred volunteers work at variety of projects in the area, highlighting Hurricane Sandy disaster response Washington, D.C. – The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) will conclude “AmeriCorps Week” with a day of service in Rockaway, NY. This event will not only honor the effort of relief workers so far, but will highlight the work that still needs to be done.
Mar 15, 2013
Initiative critical as country prepares for 1.5 million service members, guardsmen, and reservists to return home in the next five years
Mar 11, 2013
AmeriCorps members tutor millions of students, help veterans and military families, and rebuild communities hit by disasterWashington, D.C. – This week, thousands of Americans will mark the seventh annual AmeriCorps Week, recognizing how AmeriCorps members, alumni, and programs are addressing our country’s most pressing challenges through service.
Mar 8, 2013
PERRY POINT, Md. – Today, 133 young leaders from across the nation were sworn in as the newest members of the AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps (NCCC) at an induction ceremony in Perry Point. They join nearly 750 AmeriCorps NCCC members sworn into service this week at campuses across the country.
Mar 7, 2013
DENVER – Nearly 200 young adults from across the nation will be sworn in as members of FEMA Corps at an induction ceremony tomorrow, providing a boost to the nation’s ability to assist disaster survivors while expanding career opportunities for young people. This is the first class of FEMA Corps members to be trained in and based out of Denver. 
Mar 5, 2013
AmeriCorps and FEMA Partnership Expands Nation’s Disaster Response Capacity Sacramento, Calif.– Nearly two hundred young adults from across the nation will be sworn in as members of FEMA Corps at an induction ceremony in Sacramento today, providing a boost to the nation’s ability to assist disaster survivors while expanding career opportunities for young people.
Mar 4, 2013
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) today announced the five institutions that are the Presidential Awardees in the 2013 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll. This designation is the highest honor a college or university can receive for its commitment to volunteering, service-learning, and civic engagement.
Feb 25, 2013
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan and Wendy Spencer, chief executive officer of the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), today announced a new competitive grant program that will provide $15 million in public funds over three years to reinforce and accelerate intervention efforts in the nation’s lowest-performing schools.
Feb 22, 2013
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Feb 22, 2013
 205 organizations receive Senior Corps grants through competitive processWASHINGTON, DC – The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) today announced more than $14 million in funding to support organizations and nonprofits across the country. The organizations will leverage the experience and talents of RSVP Senior Corps volunteers in schools, conservation projects, disaster response, veterans' services, and other priorities.
Feb 15, 2013
   Out of 6,000 submissions, 18 Americans Awarded Civilian HonorWASHINGTON, D.C. – President Obama today awarded Harris Wofford, a champion for national service and volunteerism, the Presidential Citizens Medal, the nation’s second-highest civilian honor.
Feb 1, 2013
 As part of 'Service Bowl,' winning mayor to host community service project with AmeriCorps members and local volunteers WASHINGTON, D.C.  – As the Baltimore Ravens and San Francisco 49ers prepare to face off in Sunday’s Super Bowl, the mayors from the two cities have come up with a friendly wager that focuses on the importance of volunteering and community service. Mayor Edwin M.
Jan 17, 2013
More than 90 mayors already signed on to recognize impact of national service(Washington DC.) – Mayors across the country will participate in a national day of recognition this April 9 to highlight the impact of national service in their cities and thank individuals who serve, Philadelphia Mayor Michael A. Nutter, President of the U.S. Conference of Mayors, announced today at the group's annual winter meeting.
Jan 15, 2013
MLK Day of Service Projects in all 50 states coincide with 57th Presidential Inaugural and National Day of ServiceWASHINGTON, D.C. – Thousands of organizations across the country are preparing to lead Americans in the nation's largest day of service, the annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. National Day of Service.
Jan 8, 2013
AmeriCorps members board planes en route to New Jersey and New York, where they help will rebuild homes and operate volunteer centers
Dec 17, 2012
 BALTIMORE, Md. – Civic leaders, elected officials, and community groups joined together to dedicate the new AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps (NCCC) Atlantic Region Campus at the former Sacred Heart of Mary School in Baltimore.
Dec 12, 2012
  Washington, D.C. – Volunteers in Georgia demonstrated their commitment to improving their communities in a variety of ways last year, as the volunteer rate jumped 4 percent in the state, according to the Volunteering and Civic Life in America (VCLA) report released today by the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS). Almost two million Georgia volunteers served almost 294 million hours, which is valued at $5.9 billion.
Dec 12, 2012
  Parents of school-aged children volunteer at higher rate than overall population; nation's education chief says schools are an essential hub for civic activityWashington, D.C. – As the holiday season spotlights charitable contributions and acts of kindness, a new national study shows that Americans significantly increased their commitment to volunteering and civic engagement in 2011, with the national volunteer rate reaching a five-year high.
Nov 14, 2012
SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Seventy Members of the Sacramento-based AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps (NCCC) will leave this week for the East Coast as part of the nationwide national service response to Hurricane Sandy. 
Nov 14, 2012
Civil Rights Leaders Ask Americans to Remember Dr. King's Legacy of Service and Volunteer for Their CommunitiesWashington, DC—The Corporation for National and Community Service today released TV and radio public service announcements featuring civil rights luminaries who call on Americans to volunteer for their community as the nation commemorates Martin Luther King Day.
Nov 11, 2012
Washington, D.C. – As the nation commemorates the service and sacrifice of veterans, the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) saluted the generations of veterans who have served our county in uniform and have returned to continue their leadership here at home.
Nov 2, 2012
Washington, D.C. – The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) today announced that approximately 877 national service members have been deployed to seven states affected by Hurricane Sandy, with nearly 900 more individuals on standby for assignments in the hardest-hit areas.National service members are assisting with shelter operations, call centers, debris removal, and mass care in response to Hurricane Sandy in Connecticut, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, and West Virginia.

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