Press Releases

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.
Oct 26, 2012
Washington D.C. – As Hurricane Sandy continues moving toward the Atlantic Coast, the Corporation for National and Community Service announced that more than 250 national service members are on standby to deploy as part of the federal response effort.
Oct 24, 2012
Priority areas include disaster services, economic opportunity, education and veterans WASHINGTON, D.C. – The nation's leading federal agency for service says tribal groups now have the opportunity to apply for funding that would put AmeriCorps members on the ground to help them tackle the unique challenges facing Native American communities.
Oct 22, 2012
Priority areas include disaster services, economic opportunity, education, and veterans; Governors, mayors get new option to form public-private partnershipsWASHINGTON, D.C. – The nation's leading federal agency for service says national, state, and local organizations now have the opportunity to apply for funding that would put AmeriCorps members on the ground to help them tackle challenges facing communities across the country.
Oct 17, 2012
President's Honor Roll open to all accredited institutions; deadline for consideration is November 29
Oct 15, 2012
Today, the U.S. Department of Education and the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) recognized 24 organizations from across the nation as Together for Tomorrow (TFT) Challenge winners for the 2012-2013 school year. Together for Tomorrow is a joint initiative of the White House Office of Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships together with the U.S. Department of Education and CNCS, that recognizes community-led partnership to support struggling schools.
Oct 9, 2012
ITT Exelis jumpstarts Community Blueprint with multi-year investment and introduction of Exelis Action Corps employee volunteer programWASHINGTON, D.C.
Sep 28, 2012
VINTON, IOWA – Two-hundred thirty young adults from across the nation will be sworn in as members of FEMA Corps at an induction ceremony in Iowa today, providing a boost to the nation's ability to assist disaster survivors while expanding career opportunities for young people.FEMA Corps is an innovative partnership between two federal agencies that combines the disaster expertise of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) with the service leadership of the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) and AmeriCorps.
Sep 13, 2012
Vicksburg, Miss.- A historic new collaboration between two federal agencies to strengthen the nation's disaster response capabilities was launched today as the nation's first 240 FEMA Corps members were sworn into service at an induction ceremony in Vicksburg, Mississippi.FEMA Corps is an innovative partnership between the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) to enhance disaster response and recovery capacity while expanding career opportunities for young people.
Sep 12, 2012
 $4 million in funding given to organizations that tutor students, mentor young people, and help military familiesWashington, DC – The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) today announced just over $4 million in RSVP funding to support organizations and nonprofits across the country that utilize senior volunteers to tackle pressing community needs.
Sep 11, 2012
Thousands of Americans unite in effort to improve communities nationwideWASHINGTON, D.C. – The Corporation for National and Community Service 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.

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