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Mar 31, 2014
Throughout the month of March, communities across the country have commemorated the life and legacy of civil rights leader Cesar E. Chavez's work through education, celebration, and service projects. The day of service, recognized around Chavez's birth date of March 31, celebrates his extraordinary commitment to a lifetime of service. Community groups, schools, and other organizations use the event to reflect on Chavez's life and carry out service projects in his honor.
Mar 31, 2014
More than 1,750 mayors from all 50 states and the District of Columbia, Guam, and Puerto Rico are standing together in support of AmeriCorps and Senior Corps by participating in the second annual Mayors Day of Recognition for National Service tomorrow. Together, these mayors represent more than 110 million citizens or one-third of all Americans.
Mar 31, 2014
The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), the federal agency that administers AmeriCorps, and Points of Light, one of the world’s leading organizations dedicated to volunteer service, today announced a new initiative that will help young people develop the skills they need to prepare for college and careers.
Mar 19, 2014
Independent Evaluation Finds Minnesota Reading Corps Model Produces Strong Literacy Gains
Feb 27, 2014
Building on its role as a national leader in public service, Tulane University has partnered with the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) and the Aspen Institute’s Franklin Project to launch a pilot program that will give recent graduates an opportunity to spend a year of service making a tangible difference within communities in New Orleans.
Feb 23, 2014
 New Funding Competition Seeks to Expand Opportunity, Encourage Innovation, and Deepen Impact WASHINGTON, D.C.
Feb 17, 2014
 Governor’s Council on National Service in Iowa created by Executive Order (DES MOINES) – Gov. Terry E. Branstad today signed Executive Order 84, which creates the Governor’s Council on National Service in Iowa.
Feb 7, 2014
175 organizations receive Senior Corps grants through competitive process
Jan 31, 2014
As part of ‘Service Bowl,’ winning mayor to host community service project with AmeriCorps members and local volunteers
Jan 30, 2014
MENTOR: The National Mentoring Partnership and the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) will recognize four corporations for their outstanding contributions to advancing quality mentoring opportunities for our youth. They will receive this recognition through their participation in the Corporate Mentoring Challenge, originally launched by First Lady Michelle Obama. Bank of America, Coastway Community Bank, Luxottica and The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company will be honored during an awards ceremony at the 2014 National Mentoring Summit.
Jan 16, 2014
On Monday, thousands of organizations across the country are preparing to lead Americans in the nation's largest day of civic engagement, the annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. National Day of Service.
Jan 9, 2014
The Corporation for National and Community Service today announced that AmeriCorps VISTA members will be part of the Promise Zone Initiative, following President Obama’s designation of the Five Promise Zones in San Antonio, Philadelphia, Los Angeles, Southeastern Kentucky, and the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma.
Dec 16, 2013
A new national study released today by the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) and the National Conference on Citizenship (NCoC) shows that millions of Americans make volunteering a priority in their lives. The annual Volunteering and Civic Life in America research shows that volunteering in the U.S. remains stable and strong across generations. This year’s report found that 64.5 million (or one in four) Americans volunteered nearly 7.9 billion hours last year. The estimated value of this volunteer service is nearly $175 billion.
Nov 19, 2013
Spencer and Ward were joined by General (Ret.) Stanley A. McChrystal, the former commander of U.S. and international forces in Afghanistan, in thanking the graduates for their service to country. After completing training in March 2013, FEMA Corps members deployed across the United States to provide both immediate response and long-term recovery support in emergency management. They supported communities affected by Hurricane Sandy, the tornado in Moore, Okla., flooding in Colorado and Illinois, and more. When not assigned to immediate disaster response, the teams served FEMA in locations across the country assisting with longer-term recovery operations.
Nov 18, 2013
City of Philadelphia officials were joined by William C. Basl, National Director of AmeriCorps for the Corporation for National and Community Service, and State leaders to announce the launch of PowerCorpsPHL. This innovative new AmeriCorps program is designed to achieve environmental stewardship goals shared by Mayor Nutter and Governor Corbett, and to enhance the City of Philadelphia’s youth workforce development and violence prevention strategies.
Nov 15, 2013
Mayors across the country will participate in a national day of recognition on April 1 to highlight the impact of national service in their cities and thank individuals who serve, Mayor Christopher B. Coleman, of St. Paul, Minn. and incoming President of the National League of Cities, announced today.
Nov 8, 2013
As the nation commemorates the service and sacrifice of veterans, the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) pays tribute to the generations of men and women who have bravely served our country in uniform and have continued their leadership here at home.
Nov 4, 2013
Gov. Rick Snyder and Mayor Dave Bing today announced the launch and expansion of an innovative crime reduction model in the city of Detroit: the AmeriCorps Governor & Mayor Initiative Urban Safety Corps Program.
Sep 26, 2013
The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) has deployed more than 470 AmeriCorps and Senior Corps participants to areas devastated by massive flooding in Colorado. Three CNCS programs –AmeriCorps, AmeriCorps NCCC FEMA Corps, and Senior Corps RSVP – are involved in the effort.
Sep 25, 2013
The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) today announced $39.9 million in continuation funding for 10 current Social Innovation Fund (SIF) grantees, strengthening the agency’s investment in local nonprofits that are best positioned to transform lives and communities. These funds allow recipients to meet and exceed program goals, expand reach, and execute rigorous evaluation models.
Sep 20, 2013
Twenty years after the signing of the legislation creating AmeriCorps, nearly 1,000 supporters and alumni gathered today to recognize the transforming impact the national service program has had on communities and the lives of those who have served.
Sep 10, 2013
The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) today announced that hundreds of thousands of Americans are participating in service activities to commemorate the 9/11 anniversary on the September 11th National Day of Service and Remembrance, paying tribute to and honoring the victims and heroes of that day.
Jul 17, 2013
An innovative partnership to help improve the nation’s persistently underachieving schools took another step forward today as the U.S. Department of Education (ED) and the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) announced the first grants for the new School Turnaround AmeriCorps program.
Jul 15, 2013
Interagency and public-private partnerships will solve problems, expand opportunity, and use tax dollars more efficiently WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today at the White House, President Obama honored President George H.W. Bush’s lifetime of public service and announced new steps to expand opportunities for Americans to solve problems and strengthen communities through national service programs like AmeriCorps.
Jun 21, 2013
As thousands of service leaders gathered at the National Conference on Volunteering and Service, Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) today announced $200 million in new AmeriCorps funding to put AmeriCorps members on the ground in communities to tackle some the toughest challenges facing our nation.

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