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Feb 22, 2012
Americans Honor the Life and Legacy of Dr. KingHundreds of Thousands Volunteer on 2012 MLK Day of Service “Today, we celebrate the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. And we should honor that legacy by acting as drum majors for service and lifting up those less fortunate – not just today, but every day”-President Obama, MLK Day of Service, January 16, 2012 
Feb 10, 2012
Washington, DC – The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) released a Notice of Federal Funding Availability (NOFA) today for the 2012 grant competition of the Social Innovation Fund. The deadline for applications will be 5:00 p.m. EST on Tuesday, March 27, 2012. Successful applicants will receive grants of between $1 and $5 million per year for up to 5 years.
Feb 7, 2012
National Service Agency Requests Applications for September 11th National Day of Service and Remembrance GrantsWashington, DC – The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) released a Notice for Federal Funding Availability (NOFA) today for the 2012 grant competition for the September 11th National Day of Service and Remembrance grants. The deadline for applications will be 5:00 p.m. EST on Tuesday, March 13, 2012. Successful applicants will be notified by the end of June, 2012.
Jan 31, 2012
AmeriCorps Announces Ongoing Commitments to Help Joplin RebuildJefferson City, Mo. -- The Missouri House of Representatives today will pass a resolution honoring AmeriCorps members from across the country who have played an indispensable role in helping the city of Joplin recover from the devastating tornado that struck the city on May 22, 2011.
Jan 19, 2012
Washington, DC - The Corporation for National and Community Service is seeking applications from former AmeriCorps members who are interested in serving as the 2012-2013 Eli Segal Fellow, a year-long leadership opportunity to help advance national service policy, operations, and strategy at the Corporation for National and Community Service headquarters.
Jan 17, 2012
100-Day effort to spur new commitments to support 1 in 6 young adults out of jobs and school Washington, D.C. — In response to President Obama’s challenge to the nation to help every young adult find a pathway to long-term economic success, The White House Council for Community Solutions today announced it will join a diverse coalition of partners to launch a 100-day initiative to unite all citizens to go “All In” for youth.
Jan 16, 2012
Washington, DC – Today, in honor of the legacy and life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Americans across the country will unite in a national day of service, working together to address some of the nation's toughest problems.
Jan 16, 2012
Jan 16, 2012
 Washington, D.C. – For a growing number of U.S. companies, the MLK Day of Service is an opportunity to invest money, supplies, and employee time to make a difference in their communities and honor the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King.
Jan 13, 2012
Washington, DC -- On the MLK Day of Service and throughout the year, Americans are using the power of service to help families across the country. Led by the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), the organizations and volunteers it supports are helping families find permanent housing, providing financial education and job readiness supports, and mentoring students so they can succeed in school and life.
Jan 11, 2012
 WASHINGTON, DC – Thursday, January 12th, eight local leaders who are following in the legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr. will be honored at the White House as Champions of Change. These men and women, who include business and non-profit leaders and community volunteers, have each taken great strides to improve the lives of others through volunteerism and in providing economic opportunity to others in their community.
Jan 11, 2012
Projects in All 50 States; Economic Opportunity a Key FocusWashington, D.C. – Momentum is building for the annual Martin Luther King Day of Service, as thousands of organizations across the country put the finishing touches on volunteer projects to bring Americans together to serve their neighbors and advance Dr. King’s dream of social justice and economic opportunity for all.
Jan 10, 2012
Agency Kicks Off Participation in 100 Hiring Our Heroes Career Fairs Over 5 YearsWashington, D.C. – The Corporation for National and Community Service today announced its participation in 100 Hiring Our Heroes job fairs over the next five years, part of the federal agency’s commitment to recruit more veterans and military families to lead national service initiatives that solve problems and strengthen our communities.
Jan 9, 2012
      Ward Also to Serve on White House Council for Community SolutionsWashington DC – The board of directors of the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) has elected Target executive and longtime service champion Laysha L. Ward to serve as chair.
Jan 5, 2012
Today, the White House announced Summer Jobs+, a new call to action for businesses, non-profits, and government to work together to provide pathways to employment for low-income and disconnected youth in the summer of 2012. The President proposed $1.5 billion for high-impact summer jobs and year-round employment for low-income youth ages 16-24 in the American Jobs Act as part of the Pathways Back to Work fund.
Dec 14, 2011
WASHINGTON, DC – Tomorrow, Thursday, December 15th, ten local leaders who are helping to give back to their community will be honored at the White House as Champions of Change. These men and women, who include non-profit leaders, community activists and mentors, have each taken great strides to improve the lives of others through charitable work, faith and advocacy.
Dec 8, 2011
Washington, DC – The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) today kicked off a two-day conference bringing together more than 200 leaders in the disability and service communities to develop strategies to support the full inclusion of people with disabilities in national service.
Dec 8, 2011
Outstanding Volunteers to be Honored with President's Drum Major for Service AwardsWASHINGTON, DC – As the 26th anniversary of Martin Luther King Day approaches, the White House and the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) are joining forces to recognize outstanding volunteers nationwide with the MLK Drum Majors for Service program.
Nov 18, 2011
Washington, DC – As communities across Vermont continue to recover and rebuild from the catastrophic flooding caused byHurricane Irene, a team of 10 AmeriCorps NCCC members has chosen to extend their term of service and deploy to Windsor County, Vt. to assist with the disaster relief and flood recovery efforts. To date, 40 AmeriCorps NCCC members have served more than 6,290 hours in Vermont responding to Hurricane Irene, service valued at more than $134,000 according to Independent Sector's estimate of the value of volunteer time.
Nov 10, 2011
Program to help returning veterans and their families receive critical support and services - from housing and employment assistance to behavioral health services
Nov 3, 2011
National Campaign Calls on Companies to Strengthen Capacity of Nonprofits to Meet Community Needs and Companies Respond with $ 1 Billion in Pledges Today, nonprofit, corporate and government leaders will gather to mark a major milestone for A Billion + Change—a national campaign to mobilize billions of dollars in skills-based and pro bono volunteer services to help build the capacity of nonprofit organizations to effectively meet community needs.
Oct 21, 2011
Washington, D.C. – As part of the official kick-off for the 2012 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll, the Corporation for National and Community Service joined the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for discussion on the role that institutions of higher education play in stimulating local economies.
Oct 17, 2011
This release was originally published by the White House on October 17,2011.The White House formally sent the nomination to the Senate on October 18, 2011. THE WHITE HOUSEOffice of the Press Secretary
Oct 13, 2011
Washington, D.C. – Entering its sixth year, the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll is now accepting applications for the 2012 season. The Honor Roll increases the public's awareness of the contributions that colleges and their students make to local communities and the nation as a whole.
Oct 12, 2011
Washington, D.C. – The White House Council for Community Solutions will meet Friday to discuss the importance of cross-sector engagements as a means to advance communities in need, specifically looking at reconnecting youth to education and the workforce.The White House Council for Community Solutions was created with the goal of advancing President Obama’s domestic agenda to win the future by out-educating, out-innovating, and out-building our way to a stronger economy.

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