Annual Report Shows CNCS is Meeting Critical National Needs

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Annual Report Shows CNCS is Meeting Critical National Needs
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 
Nov 15, 2010

Washington, DC – Today, the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) released its Fiscal Year 2010 Annual Financial Report (AFR), an overall assessment of the agency’s performance, including financial management and audit.

The report confirms that the agency’s programs are effectively leveraging citizen service to meet critical needs in education, economic recovery, youth development, health and other areas in communities across the country. It also found that the agency is well-managed, has effectively implemented initiatives under the Serve America Act, and has met or exceeded the majority of the performance goals set in its 2006-2010 Strategic Plan. The agency received its 11th consecutive clean audit and its year-end budget close-out went as scheduled and all accounts came in on budget.

 "This report shows that national service programs are meeting critical needs and transforming lives and communities across the country," said Patrick A. Corvington, the Corporation’s CEO. "Our members and volunteers helped improve the lives of millions of people in need across this country, whether serving as tutors and mentors for the young, giving comfort to the elderly, or working shoulder to shoulder with people in communities rebuilding after a major disaster. As social needs continue to mount, and as Americans look for ways to give back, this report confirms that national service is a critical, cost-effective investment that engages citizens in tackling our most serious challenges."

The complete report is available on the Corporation's Performance and Accountability webpage. The report represents a final accounting of the agency’s accomplishments toward its five-year strategic plan, FY 2006-2010. Highlights of the report include:

  • Increased the number of CNCS-sponsored volunteers by 50%, from 3.7 million to 5.6 million.
  • Increased the number of disadvantaged youth serving their communities through the Corporation’s programs by 50%, from 465,000 to nearly 700,000.
  • Increased by 95%, from 413,000 to nearly 805,000, the number of seniors who received independent living services, including direct support and/or respite care for their informal caregivers through CNCS sponsored programs.
  • Increased the number of college students serving their communities by 400%, from 108,000 to more than 540,000.
  • Increased the number of children and youth of incarcerated parents mentored through CNCS’s programs by 300%, from 26,000 to more than 110,000.

For Fiscal Year 2010, the Corporation produced an alternative to the consolidated Performance and Accountability Report (PAR), as authorized under the Office of Management and Budget's Pilot Program. The alternative includes the AFR and the agency's forthcoming Fiscal Year 2010 Annual Performance Report, which will be provided in February 2011.

About the Corporation for National and Community Service
The Corporation for National and Community Service is a federal agency that engages more than five million Americans in service through Senior Corps, AmeriCorps, and Learn and Serve America, and leads President Obama's national call to service initiative, United We Serve. For more information, visit NationalService.gov.

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Media Contact

Samantha Jo Warfield
(202) 606-6775
sjwarfield@cns.gov

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