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Jun 19, 2009
SAN FRANCISCO – Highlighting her commitment to community service, First Lady Michelle Obama will give the keynote address at the 2009 National Conference on Volunteering and Service in San Francisco next Monday, June 22.
Jun 17, 2009
President encourages Americans to visit http://www.serve.gov to find and create service projects in their communities, share stories about projects they're working on 
Jun 17, 2009
Unveils ‘United We Serve' Initiative to Be Led byCorporation for National and Community Service
Jun 16, 2009
Record Attendance Expected as Annual Conference Sparks Excitement for ServiceSAN FRANCISCO – As the economic downturn drives up social needs and spurs an outpouring of volunteering, organizers of the 2009 National Conference on Volunteering and Service say this year's gathering will be a watershed event in the growing movement to use service as a solution to national challenges.
Jun 3, 2009
As Demand Grows, AmeriCorps Supports Largest Class Ever  Washington DC – The Corporation for National and Community Service announced the results of its 2009 funding competition today, selecting 259 national and local nonprofits that will engage 23,000 new AmeriCorps members in improving lives and strengthening communities from coast to coast.
Jun 3, 2009
As Demand Skyrockets, AmeriCorps Supports Largest Class Ever Washington DC – The Corporation for National and Community Service announced the results of its 2009 funding competition today, selecting 259 national and local nonprofits that will engage 23,000 new AmeriCorps members in improving lives and strengthening communities from coast to coast.
May 22, 2009
WASHINGTON, DC — The Corporation for National and Community Service today announced the availability of approximately $8 million in funds to support national providers of training and technical assistance for community service programs that use service and volunteering to meet community needs.
May 20, 2009
Washington, D.C. - To help implement landmark national service legislation, the Board of Directors of the Corporation for National and Community Service turned the microphone over to nearly 50 speakers who shared their thoughts on the Edward M. Kennedy Serve America Act at a public listening session earlier today.
May 15, 2009
600 AmeriCorps Supporters Expected at May 16 GameWashington, DC -- AmeriCorps members, alums, and friends will be on hand to cheer the Washington Nationals baseball team on May 16 when the Nats face the Philadelphia Phillies. The evening marks the close of AmeriCorps Week, an annual event honoring the contributions that AmeriCorps members make to our country. As many as 600 AmeriCorps supporters are expected to attend the game.
May 14, 2009
As part of AmeriCorps Week, the Corporation for National and Community Service today announced $85 million in Recovery Act grants to put 10,000 AmeriCorps members in distressed communities to meet critical social needs resulting from the economic crisis.
May 14, 2009
Washington DC -- As part of AmeriCorps Week, the Corporation for National and Community Service today announced $85 million in Recovery Act grants to put 10,000 AmeriCorps members in distressed communities to meet critical social needs resulting from the economic crisis.
May 12, 2009
Highlights Importance of Service to Her Life and Obama AgendaWashington DC -- Calling service “the reason that I breathe” and a cause “near and dear to my heart,” First Lady Michelle Obama gave an impassioned address about the central importance of service in her life and in the Obama Administration's vision for America's future to employees of the Corporation for National and Community Service this afternoon. (Read the First Lady's remarks)
May 11, 2009
Annual Event Comes as AmeriCorps Expands and Applications Skyrocket by 230% Washington DC -- From protecting rivers in Minnesota and greening New York City parks to building wheelchair ramps in Florida and restoring Alaska forest trails, the third annual AmeriCorps Week will spotlight how AmeriCorps members are tackling tough national problems through intensive national service.
May 5, 2009
Washington DC -- AmeriCorps is turning to its far-flung network of members and alums for help in recruiting the next class of AmeriCorps members by hosting a video and photo contest as part of AmeriCorps Week.
Apr 29, 2009
Washington D.C. -- President Obama’s pledge to make service a central cause of his presidency has resulted in major achievements in the first 100 days, from passage of landmark legislation expanding service opportunities to funding new AmeriCorps positions to inspiring Americans to help their neighbors at a time of need.
Apr 27, 2009
The National College Football Champion Florida Gators visited the White House last week. Joe Kennedy of the Office of Public Liaison at the White House discusses the visit and introduces a video where they discuss why they are so dedicated to service in their community:
Apr 24, 2009
Albuquerque, NM – Capping off a big week for service, Acting CEO of the Corporation for National and Community Service Nicola Goren traveled here today to swear in the first of up to 13,000 AmeriCorps members funded by the Recovery Act, putting boots on the ground to assist Americans hardest hit by the economic downturn.
Apr 21, 2009
WASHINGTON – Today, President Barack Obama announced his intention to nominate Maria Eitel to be Chief Executive Officer for the Corporation for National and Community Service.
Apr 21, 2009
Act Launches New Era of Service at Time of Great Need; National Service CEO Named
Apr 3, 2009
Washington, DC - Public service announcements released today by the Corporation for National and Community Service are designed to encourage teachers, students, and parents to bring service-learning into their schools and communities.
Apr 2, 2009
The Corporation for National and Community Service is offering a series of WebChats to help plan and promote AmeriCorps Week events and make AmeriCorps Week 2009 a huge success. Participation is free, but registration is required.
Mar 31, 2009
Detailed Summary of the Edward M. Kennedy Serve America Act (as of 3/31/2009 - 70 KB PDF)Highlights of the Edward M. Kennedy Serve America Act (as of 3/26/2009)
Mar 30, 2009
H.R. 1388, Senate-passed as of 3-26-2009Reauthorizes and Expands the Mission of the Corporation for National and Community Service, by:
Mar 27, 2009
National Service Program to Assist in Converter Box Installations, Outreach Efforts
Mar 26, 2009
Washington D.C. -- Following House action last week, the United States Senate today voted 79-19 to pass the most sweeping expansion and reform of national service programs in a generation.After renaming the legislation the “Edward M. Kennedy Serve America Act,” the Senate burst into a standing ovation for the Massachusetts Senator, who crafted the legislation along with Senator Hatch and whose entire life has been devoted to public service.

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