Press Releases

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. 
Feb 28, 2011
Washington, DC—The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) today released a Notice of Federal Funding Opportunity (NOFO) for the 2011 grant competition of the Social Innovation Fund. Applications are due by 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time on Tuesday, April 12, 2011.
Feb 8, 2011
“Youth Engagement Zones” Support Youth in Schools That Need It Most Washington, DC — The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) today announced a funding opportunity to improve engagement and increase achievement in the nation’s most under-resourced school districts. The Learn and Serve America Youth Engagement Zones grants will fund schools and organizations to help students come to class eager to learn and graduate ready to succeed.
Feb 4, 2011
First Lady to Address the Council on Critical Need to Win the Future by Promoting Youth Achievement
Jan 28, 2011
Tours Local AmeriCorps Sites to Highlight National Service Putting Cincinnatians to Work Washington, DC— Patrick A. Corvington, CEO of the Corporation for National and Community Service, will announce more than $1 million in federal and private funds to Cincinnati organizations who implement innovative solutions to help local youth achieve academic and social success.
Jan 28, 2011
Americans Mark 2011 MLK Day by Serving OthersHundreds of Thousands Answer Dr. King’s Challenge: What Are You Doing for Others?
Jan 28, 2011
Washington, DC— William Chrysanthos, a former AmeriCorps member whose service included terms with the Breakthrough Collaborative, Teach for America, and Hands On Mississippi, has been named the Eli Segal Fellow for the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS). Chrysanthos will be working with the Director of AmeriCorps and other CNCS programs to research, develop, and support initiatives of strategic importance to the agency.
Jan 26, 2011
Washington, DC – Chief Operating Officer for the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), Robert Velasco, issued the following statement in response to the agency’s Office of Inspector General’s audit of the American Samoa Special Services Commission (ASSSC). The audit found serious problems in many aspects of ASSSC’s administration of CNCS’s programs.
Jan 25, 2011
First Lady, U.S. Cabinet Secretaries and National Service Agency CEO launch “The Corporate Mentoring Challenge” Washington, DC – At the first-ever National Mentoring Summit, First Lady Michelle Obama lauded the commitment of more than 17 U.S. corporations to expand or create mentoring programs that increase graduation rates among America's youth and position them for success.
Jan 24, 2011
Nation’s leaders come together to showcase mentoring as a solution to the dropout crisis
Jan 21, 2011
Washington, DC — The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) today announced a funding opportunity to accelerate the success of service-learning programs in federally-recognized Indian Tribes and U.S. Territories. Anticipating approximately $650,000 in new funding, CNCS expects to award three to four new grants under its Learn and Serve America program to enhance and expand existing service-learning programs, and develop new service-learning opportunities in tribal communities.
Jan 17, 2011
‘MLK 25 Challenge’ Asks Americans to Commit 25 Acts of Service Throughout the Year Washington, DC, Today, hundreds of thousands of Americans across the country will mark the 25th Anniversary of the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday by joining with their neighbors to address pressing social and economic problems in their communities.
Jan 11, 2011
Washington, DC, Monday, January 17, 2011 marks the 25th Anniversary of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Federal Holiday. Across the country, Americans will answer Dr. King’s call to action: “What are you doing for others?” by joining in volunteer efforts to serve their neighbors and communities.
Dec 22, 2010
WASHINGTON, DC – The Corporation for National and Community Service released a draft Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) for its 2011 Social Innovation Fund grant competition today. The Corporation is soliciting public feedback on the funding notification through January 21, 2011.
Dec 22, 2010
Washington, DC – The Social Innovation Fund is moving more than $12 million in federal and private investments into some of the cities hardest hit by the economic downturn. Three grantees of the Fund recently awarded the first round of subgrants to support 61 community-based nonprofit organizations working to provide workforce training, job placement, financial literacy services, and other resources to help individuals achieve long-term financial security.  
Dec 20, 2010
‘My American Story’ PSAs Feature President Obama, VolunteersAs thoughts turn towards giving back this holiday season, the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) today released five new public service announcements calling on Americans to strengthen their communities and our nation through service to others.
Dec 1, 2010
America’s Promise Alliance, Civic Enterprises, and Johns Hopkins University’s Everyone Graduates Center released its report, “Building a Grad Nation: Progress and Challenge in Ending the High School Dropout Epidemic,” detailing the progress and remaining challenges facing educational achievement among our nation’s youth yesterday.
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.
Oct 19, 2010
Washington, DC – Patrick A. Corvington, CEO of the Corporation for National and Community Service, will deliver the keynote address at the NGen Leadership Award Ceremony at Independent Sector's Annual Conference in Atlanta on October 19.
Oct 18, 2010
The 4th Annual National Learn & Serve Challenge Engages Youth in Service-Learning throughout School YearWashington, DC – In the face of the biggest challenges experienced in a generation, millions of young people across the nation are responding by using their talents, creativity and voices to transform the world through national and community service.


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