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Mar 4, 2016
Today, the Peace Corps and the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), the federal agency that administers AmeriCorps, announced new commitments by private, public, and nonprofit sector employers to hire AmeriCorps and Peace Corps alums.
Mar 3, 2016
Adding to federal response efforts, the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), the federal agency that administers AmeriCorps, dispatched dozens of additional national service members to support state and local efforts addressing the water emergency in Flint, Mich.
Mar 2, 2016
The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), the federal agency that administers AmeriCorps, today announced AmeriCorps members and Senior Corps volunteers have been deployed to Appomattox, Va., in response to severe storms and tornadoes that swept through the southeast U.S.
Feb 26, 2016
The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) today announced more than $870,000 in Senior Corps RSVP funding to support senior volunteer service at 16 community nonprofits and organizations across the country. These RSVP projects will leverage the experience and skills of more than 3,000 Seniors Corps RSVP volunteers who will serve in schools, disaster response initiatives, veteran’s organizations, and other areas.
Feb 5, 2016
WASHINGTON, D.C. – As the Denver Broncos and Carolina Panthers prepare to face off in Super Bowl 50, the mayors from the two cities have come up with a friendly wager that focuses on the importance of volunteering and community service. This will mark the fourth year of the Service Bowl bet.
Jan 18, 2016
To honor the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. National Day of Service and Dr. King’s life and legacy, the President and First Lady, Cabinet Secretaries, and other Senior Administration Officials participated in community service projects and events. The Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service is an opportunity for all Americans to honor Dr. King by coming together to help meet the needs of their communities and re-commit to service throughout the year.
Jan 15, 2016
WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Monday, January 18, thousands of organizations across the country will lead Americans in the nation's largest day of civic engagement, the annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. National Day of Service.
Jan 14, 2016
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), the federal agency that administers AmeriCorps, announced that more than 100 AmeriCorps members have been deployed to areas devastated by massive flooding in Missouri.
Jan 8, 2016
Washington, D.C. – The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) announced today it is deploying an AmeriCorps team to Flint, Mich. to support state and local efforts to protect the public health of residents facing challenges from increased lead levels in the Flint water supply.
Dec 8, 2015
WASHINGTON, D.C. — As the holiday season spotlights acts of kindness and giving back, a new federal study shows that 1 in 4 Americans volunteered through an organization and 3 in 5 helped their neighbors last year.
Nov 6, 2015
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Mayors and county officials across the country will participate in a national day of recognition on April 5, 2016, to highlight the impact of AmeriCorps and Senior Corps and thank individuals who serve. The announcement of the fourth-annual Mayor and County Recognition Day of National Service was made today by Councilmember Melodee Colbert Kean, of Joplin, Mo, incoming President of the National League of Cities.
Oct 19, 2015
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Yesterday, Wendy Spencer, CEO of the Corporation of National and Community Service (CNCS), announced $923,000 in research grants from the Office of Research and Evaluation to increase the nation’s understanding and knowledge about the importance of volunteering, national service, and civic engagement in America.
Oct 13, 2015
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) has deployed more than 400 AmeriCorps members to areas devastated by massive flooding in South Carolina. Hundreds of additional AmeriCorps members are on standby for deployment.
Oct 8, 2015
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), the federal agency that administers AmeriCorps, today announced a new national initiative called Vet Corps, which will recognize veterans who have continued serving their country as a civilian through AmeriCorps and Senior Corps. The initiative also recognizes individuals who serve veterans and military families, and was created in collaboration with Congressman John Sarbanes of Maryland.
Sep 30, 2015
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the Department of Justice, through its Elder Justice Initiative and its Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) and the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), the federal agency which administers AmeriCorps and other national service programs, are announcing Elder Justice AmeriCorps, a new grant program to provide legal assistance and support services to victims of elder abuse, neglect and exploitation and to promote pro bono capacity building in the field. This effort will expand a partnership between the two agencies, which includes justice AmeriCorps, a legal aid program launched in 2014 by the Department of Justice and CNCS to serve vulnerable populations.
Sep 28, 2015
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The federal agency that leads national Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service, the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), today announced the six organizations selected to plan and execute volunteer projects that will unite Americans in service. The 2016 MLK Day of Service will take place on Monday, January 18.
Sep 16, 2015
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senator Tom Harkin joined the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) today to present the first annual Tom Harkin Excellence in AmeriCorps Awards to five AmeriCorps members and programs from around the nation.
Sep 10, 2015
WASHINGTON, D.C. –Senior Administration officials will join thousands of Americans to commemorate the 9/11 anniversary through volunteer service as part of the September 11th National Day of Service and Remembrance. The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) leads this nationwide effort that pays tribute to and honors the victims and heroes of that day.
Sep 2, 2015
MOREHEAD, Ky. – The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) announced that Morehead University Senior Corps RSVP Program will receive a grant of $155,000 to support long-term disaster recovery in Eastern Kentucky. CNCS awarded funding in response to devastating floods the week of July 13 in Carter, Rowan, and Johnson Counties.
Aug 21, 2015
OKLAHOMA CITY – The Oklahoma Community Service Commission, joined by Wendy Spencer, CEO of the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), the federal agency that administers AmeriCorps, today announced new AmeriCorps and Senior Corps funding of more than $9.6 million to support AmeriCorps members and Senior Corps volunteers serving in nonprofits across Oklahoma.
Aug 20, 2015
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), the Rockefeller Foundation, and Cities of Service announced the 10 cities selected to pilot Resilience AmeriCorps. The cities include Anchorage, Alaska; Boulder, Colo.; Chicago, Ill.; El Paso, Texas; Minot, N.D.; New Orleans, La.; Norfolk, Va.; Phoenix, Ariz.; Pittsburgh, Pa.; and Tulsa, Okla.
Aug 20, 2015
ADA, Okla. – The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), the federal agency that administers AmeriCorps, the Chickasaw Nation, and Congressman Tom Cole today announced a first-ever federal grant to support a new Senior Corps Foster Grandparent Program. The goal of this program is to improve school readiness, ensuring children are on the pathway to academic success.
Aug 19, 2015
PAWHUSKA, Okla. – The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), the federal agency that administers AmeriCorps, and Osage Nation Communities of Excellence (ONCOE), today announced that the Osage Nation will be one of 10 communities nationwide to become a partner of the agency’s new Operation AmeriCorps initiative.
Jul 15, 2015
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Senate last night confirmed leaders from the nonprofit, civic, and corporate sectors to serve on the board of directors of the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), the federal agency that administers AmeriCorps, Senior Corps, the Social Innovation Fund (SIF), and other national service programs.
Jul 9, 2015
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Building on the President’s Climate Action Plan, today the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), the Department of Energy (DOE), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), The Rockefeller Foundation, and Cities of Service, announced a new commitment to launch a Resilience AmeriCorps pilot program.

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