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Jun 23, 2010
Washington D.C. -- The Corporation for National and Community Service today announced more than $3 million in new grants to support Native American communities in using national service as a solution to tackle social and economic challenges.The 18 tribal grants will support a range of projects including cultural and language preservation, economic development, health and wellness, youth leadership, education attainment, and traditional lands preservation.
Jun 19, 2010
National Service Agency CEO and U.S. Secretaries Call on Fathers to Build a Legacy of Service Washington DC –In a special Father’s Day video, Patrick Corvington, CEO of the Corporation for National and Community Service, joined by four U.S. Secretaries, encourages fathers to celebrate the holiday by volunteering with their children to help others.
Jun 15, 2010
Washington, DC – Despite difficult economic times, the number of Americans volunteering in their communities jumped by 1.6 million last year, the largest increase in six years, according to a report released today by the Corporation for National and Community Service.The Corporation's annual Volunteering in America report found that 63.4 million Americans volunteered through a formal organization last year, giving more than 8.1 billion hours of volunteer service worth an estimated $169 billion.
May 13, 2010
Congressional Leaders Join VISTAs to Honor Program's 45th AnniversaryWashington, DC—More than 200 AmeriCorps VISTA members, alumni and supporters joined Congressional leaders and Patrick Corvington, CEO of the Corporation for National and Community Service, at a Capitol Hill reception to laud VISTA's transformative impact on our nation's most vulnerable communities and those who serve.
May 12, 2010
Washington DC – The Board of Directors of the Corporation for National and Community Service has elected Mark Gearan to serve as Chair and Eric Tanenblatt to serve as Vice Chair, continuing a tradition of bipartisanship that has been a hallmark of the board since its creation. The bipartisan leadership team has extensive experience in the service movement, both having worked at the Peace Corps and served on the Corporation’s board.  They bring a keen understanding of the American political process, having served in senior government positions under four Presidents.
Apr 26, 2010
MEDIA ADVISORYNational Service CEO to Address Council on Foundations, Meet with AmeriCorps NCCC Members in Denver
Apr 16, 2010
A Proclamation by the President of the United States of America
Apr 7, 2010
Washington, DC—The Corporation for National and Community Service named Paul Carttar as Director of the Social Innovation Fund (SIF) today. Carttar is a recognized leader in the fields of nonprofit management and social innovation.
Feb 17, 2010
At 1-Year Anniversary of Recovery Act, AmeriCorps Shows Impact on Communities and NonprofitsWashington D.C. – They are connecting the unemployed to jobs, preventing home foreclosures, weatherizing homes, teaching in underserved schools, restoring parks, and recruiting volunteers. Their ranks include laid-off workers, retirees, and recent college grads.
Jan 26, 2010
Washington, DC—The Corporation for National and Community Service issued a Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) today that will provide grant funding to launch new RSVP projects – service projects that recruit volunteers ages 55 and over – in communities not served and expand existing service programs.“These funds increase service opportunities for older Americans to help address the challenges facing communities across the nation,” said Nicola Goren, the Corporation's Acting CEO.
Jan 18, 2010
President and Mrs. Obama, Cabinet Secretaries, Senior Administration Officials Honor Martin Luther King, Jr. National Day of Service by Participating in Community Service Projects Around Washington, DC
Jan 18, 2010
Goren to Deliver Remarks on National MLK Day of Service Initiative During Virtual Town Hall(Editor's Note: Visit to view real-time Tweets, photos, blogposts, and videos about the MLK Day of Service from volunteers and project leaders across the country.)
Jan 17, 2010
President, First Lady to Serve Monday in Honor of Dr. KingWashington, DC—President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama will join hundreds of thousands of Americans across the country in honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. by participating in a volunteer service project on the King Holiday, the White House announced.
Jan 17, 2010
Washington, DC—A record number of state and federal elected officials will roll up their sleeves to serve local communities across the country tomorrow, Monday, January 18, the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service.
Jan 15, 2010
Washington, DC— Even during an economic slowdown, a growing number of major U.S. companies are investing money, supplies, and employee time to make a difference in their communities by supporting the 2010 Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service.From sponsoring service projects to marshalling their employees as volunteers to offering financial support and expertise, businesses across the country are honoring Dr. King and helping further his dream by supporting the annual holiday as “a day on, not a day off.”
Jan 15, 2010
Web Professionals to Use Expertise to Meet Non-profits' and Local Schools' Tech NeedsWashington, DC—The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) and the Corporation for National and Community Service launched the MLK Technology Challenge, a national call to web professionals to volunteer their skills on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service, January 18.
Jan 11, 2010
Congressman John Lewis, NAACP Chairman Julian Bond, Usher, and Actor Ed Norton to Headline Events on King Holiday as Service AmbassadorsWashington, DC— Civil rights icons, national service leaders, academics, and celebrities are among those named as this year's Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service Ambassadors.
Jan 5, 2010
President Obama calls on Americans to mentor and help guide the lives of young peopleWashington, DC – The Corporation for National and Community Service joins with Harvard Mentoring Project of the Harvard School of Public Health, and MENTOR to kick off the Ninth Annual National Mentoring Month and launch a national volunteer recruitment drive to mentor. General Colin Powell will headline the month-long initiative and more than fifty partners will help to raise awareness of the impact of mentoring on the lives of young people.
Oct 16, 2009
National Service Board Chair Highlights Service at Texas Forum College Station, Texas – Calling service an integral part of how we meet the challenges of our time, President Barack Obama renewed his appeal for all Americans to make service a part of their daily lives in an address to 2,000 service leaders gathered at the Points of Light Institute's (POL) “Presidential Forum on Service” at Texas A& M University here today.
Oct 9, 2009
Washington D.C. – Today, the Corporation for National and Community Service announced key changes to the planning grants designed to assist local, regional, and national organizations and Indian Tribes in developing new AmeriCorps programs.Major changes to the planning grant competition include, 1) the competition is now also open to organizations that want to plan AmeriCorps programs in one state, 2) the total funds available increased by $250,000 to $750,000, and 3) the application deadline has been extended to January 26, 2010.
Oct 7, 2009
Sacramento, Calif.—Twenty-one AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps (NCCC) team leaders will hit the ground today to provide disaster relief assistance to the tsunami-devastated Territory of American Samoa. The group will be deployed on a three-week assignment to assist the American Red Cross with mass care and their shelter operations.
Oct 6, 2009
Washington, DC - A team of AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps (NCCC) members arrived in Atlanta, Georgia, to provide emergency assistance to area flood victims and help rebuild the flood-stricken city. The team members will spend the next three weeks removing debris, and cleaning and sanitizing damaged buildings to prevent mold.
Oct 5, 2009
Learn & Serve Challenge will engage thousands of youth to address pervasive community problems throughout the year 
Sep 25, 2009
Washington, DC - The Corporation for National and Community Service is seeking peer reviewers and facilitators to assist in the review of its competitive grant applications.The Corporation engages experts from various fields to read applications and provide an analysis and rating of the quality of each application based upon published criteria. Peer reviewer comments and ratings are considered in funding decisions.
Sep 23, 2009
Washington, DC - Nicola Goren, Acting CEO of the Corporation for National and Community Service, served on a panel today with Cabinet Members and Administration officials to discuss the federal agency's initiatives to combat poverty and help rebuild our nation's economy. The panel was hosted by the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation as part of its Annual Legislative Conference Hill Day Summit in the Congressional Auditorium, Capitol Visitors Center.


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