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Dec 22, 2010
WASHINGTON, DC – The Corporation for National and Community Service released a draft Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) for its 2011 Social Innovation Fund grant competition today. The Corporation is soliciting public feedback on the funding notification through January 21, 2011.
Dec 20, 2010
‘My American Story’ PSAs Feature President Obama, VolunteersAs thoughts turn towards giving back this holiday season, the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) today released five new public service announcements calling on Americans to strengthen their communities and our nation through service to others.
Dec 1, 2010
America’s Promise Alliance, Civic Enterprises, and Johns Hopkins University’s Everyone Graduates Center released its report, “Building a Grad Nation: Progress and Challenge in Ending the High School Dropout Epidemic,” detailing the progress and remaining challenges facing educational achievement among our nation’s youth yesterday.
Oct 19, 2010
Washington, DC – Patrick A. Corvington, CEO of the Corporation for National and Community Service, will deliver the keynote address at the NGen Leadership Award Ceremony at Independent Sector's Annual Conference in Atlanta on October 19.
Oct 12, 2010
Citizen and National Service Provide over $6 Billion in Services to Local Economies across the State to Tackle Tough Problems Washington, DC –Patrick A. Corvington, CEO of the Corporation for National and Community Service, will deliver keynote addresses at the Council of Michigan Foundations' 38th Annual Conference in Traverse City on October 11 and at the Team UP Michigan! Conference in Detroit on October 12.
Sep 28, 2010
Corvington Praised Faith Service Leaders' Dedication to Alleviate Poverty and Heightened Commitment to Achieve Higher Results Washington, DC – More than 44 million Americans are living in poverty today, the highest number in more than five decades. Patrick A. Corvington, CEO of the Corporation for National and Community Service, highlighted ways that national and citizen service is working to reduce poverty rates in communities across the country at Catholic Charities' Centennial Conference today.
Sep 22, 2010
Washington, DC – Patrick A. Corvington, CEO of the Corporation for National and Community Service, was recognized as an "Outstanding American by Choice" by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) during a naturalization ceremony at the Lincoln Memorial today.
Sep 21, 2010
First-Ever Senior Corps Week Celebrates Volunteers “Making a Difference for Generations”Washington, DC – For more than four decades, Americans age 55 and up have used their lifetime of skills and experience to solve problems and strengthen their communities. The Corporation for National and Community Service is joining with organizations across the country to celebrate the extraordinary impact of 55+ volunteers through the first-ever Senior Corps Week, taking place September 20-24.
Aug 26, 2010
Service Projects, Site Visits Highlight Role of Service in Helping Gulf Come Back Stronger Washington, DC— Patrick A. Corvington, CEO of the Corporation for National and Community Service, will participate in a series of service projects, site visits, and commemorative events to highlight the critical role that national service has played in helping the Gulf Coast recover in the five years since Hurricane Katrina.
Aug 24, 2010
The Corporation Provides Funds to Gulf States to Bolster Future Disaster Preparedness, Applies Lessons Learned From Katrina
Aug 16, 2010
Obama Administration Official to Serve Alongside AmeriCorps Members at Curt Gowdy State ParkWashington, DC—Patrick A. Corvington, CEO of the Corporation for National and Community Service, will meet with Cheyenne, WY Mayor Richard Kaysento discuss ways that service is addressing local challenges.Corvington will also host a community dialogue with 40 area nonprofit leaders to discuss the agency's five-year strategic plan and new vision to drive greater impact toward solving national and local problems – from unemployment to student achievement.
Aug 5, 2010
Washington, DC—Patrick A. Corvington, CEO of the Corporation for National and Community Service, joined President Obama today as he awarded 13 Americans the 2010 Citizens Medal, the nation's second-highest civilian honor, for their exemplary acts of service.
Aug 3, 2010
Administration Official Joins Education Secretary, Members of Congress at Event to Curb Childhood Obesity and Summer Reading Loss
Aug 3, 2010
Visit will include tour of AmeriCorps VISTA project at the Children's Museum of Indianapolis to observe how national service is transforming local communities
Jul 29, 2010
National Service Agency CEO Joins community leaders to encourage youth to take back their communities by volunteering
Jul 26, 2010
The Officials Will Visit EducationWorks Summer Program and Discuss How Service is Transforming Philadelphia CommunitiesWashington, DC—Stan Soloway, Board Member of the Corporation for National and Community Service, will meet with Mayor Michael Nutter on Wednesday, July 28, to discuss ways that the federal agency can support Philadelphia's efforts to engage more residents in service that helps solve the city's toughest problems – from homelessness to illiteracy and youth violence.
Jul 21, 2010
Washington, DC – Patrick Corvington, CEO of the Corporation for National and Community Service, addressed student leaders at the Bank of America Student Leadership Summit on Capitol Hill today. Corvington talked with more than 230 high school students about leadership, ways youth are transforming our nation through service, and opportunities for students to develop leadership skills while volunteering.
Jul 14, 2010
TheOfficial Will Visit Hamilton Living Waters Ministries, Inc. to Observe Anti-Hunger Program in Partnership with U.S. Department of AgricultureHamilton, OH—Eric Tanenblatt, Vice Chair of the Board of Directors of the Corporation for National and Community Service, met with Hamilton City Mayor Pat Moeller, the City Council and state and local leaders to discuss strategies to leverage citizen service to solve local problems.
Jul 14, 2010
Memphis, TN—Heather Peeler, Chief Strategy Officer of the Corporation for National and Community Service, will meet with Mayor A C Wharton, Jr., and state and local leaders to discuss strategies to leverage citizen service to solve local problems on Thursday, July 15.
Jul 8, 2010
Administration Official Set to Visit Local AmeriCorps NCCC CampusVicksburg, MS – Patrick Corvington, CEO of the Corporation for National and Community Service, will meet with Vicksburg Mayor Paul E. Winfield and state and local leaders to discuss strategies to leverage citizen service to solve local problems.
Jul 8, 2010
Administration Official to Meet with State and Local leaders; Tour Program SitesSan Antonio, TX – Patrick Corvington, CEO of the Corporation for National and Community Service, will deliver the keynote at the National Council of La Raza's 2010 National Conference on Saturday, July 10. Corvington will outline the agency's plan to expand volunteer opportunities that engage diverse communities in service to help solve local problems.
Jul 7, 2010
Mobile, AL – Patrick Corvington, CEO of the Corporation for National and Community Service, will meet with state and local officials tomorrow to discuss the national service and social sector's response to the Deepwater Horizon BP Oil Spill. More than a dozen of the Corporation's grantees and nonprofit organizations will join the discussion on effective ways service can help address the short-and long-term needs of those affected.
Jun 30, 2010
Secretary Duncan to Deliver Keynote Speech, Participate inPanel Discussion for Role of Service in Remaking American Education Forum
Jun 30, 2010
Special guest to join press conference call; conference conveners to detail volunteer efforts to preserve the Gulf CoastNEW YORK—The conveners of the world's largest gathering of service and volunteer leaders will announce the location and dates of their 2011 event on a press conference call on Wednesday, June 30 at 1:30 PM ET.
Jun 29, 2010
Patrick Corvington Leads First Strategic Plan Listening Session at 2010 ConferenceNew York City —Patrick Corvington, CEO of the Corporation for National and Community Service, issued a call to action and challenged service leaders to focus on results at an open-dialogue National Service Town Hall meeting today at the 2010 National Conference on Volunteering and Service in New York City.

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