Press Releases

Jun 6, 2011
Group to Provide Meals and Louisiana Hospitality
Jun 6, 2011
Gathering Showcases Impact of Volunteers in Disasters and Other Critical Issues New Orleans – Witnessing first-hand the power that national service and social innovation has had in restoring the Gulf Coast, nearly 4,000 service leaders from across the country gathered in New Orleans today to kick off the 2011 National Conference on Volunteering and Service (NCVS).
Jun 2, 2011
Hoopa, Calif. – The AmeriCorps Hoopa Tribal Civilian Community Corps (Hoopa TCCC) is currently hard at work in Southeast Missouri, helping residents recover and rebuild after devastating flooding in April.
Jun 1, 2011
National Conference on Volunteering and Service Showcases Innovative Solutions to Community Challenges Largest Gathering of Volunteer and Service Leaders Convenes in New Orleans, June 6-8
May 27, 2011
Joplin, Mo. -- In the wake of the nation's deadliest tornado in six decades, more than 80 AmeriCorps members are working night and day to assist first responders and victims in the recovery efforts in Joplin, Mo. With the death toll at 126, more than 700 people injured, and thousands of structures destroyed, the EF-5 tornado that struck Joplin last Sunday flattened everything in its path, leaving residents to scramble to find missing family members and find immediate shelter.
May 13, 2011
Fifth Annual Event Comes at Time of Growing Demand for AmeriCorps Washington DC -- Every day in communities across the nation, AmeriCorps members are improving schools, rebuilding after disasters, providing health services, preserving the environment, fighting poverty, and meeting other local needs.
May 12, 2011
6 Institutions Receive Presidential Award, 641 Recognized Overall Washington, D.C. – As colleges across the country honor their graduates this commencement season, the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) today honored the nation's leading institutions of higher education for their support of volunteering, service-learning, and civic engagement.
May 12, 2011
National Service Responds to Alabama TornadoesWashington, D.C. – As Alabama starts the rebuilding process from the deadly tornadoes that caused severe damage across the state, national service participants and volunteers are working hard to ensure affected communities get help needed to recover.
May 10, 2011
** MEDIA ALERT – PLANNING ADVISORY ** Largest Gathering of Volunteer and Service Leaders Convenes in New Orleans, June 6-8
May 6, 2011
Washington, D.C. – With help already on the ground and more on the way, national service participants and volunteers have been working feverishly to help storm-ravaged towns in Mississippi rebuild and recover from the aftermath of last week's devastating tornadoes. The tornadoes that ripped through the South on Wednesday, April 27 were the deadliest in 37 years, causing more than 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
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

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