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Aug 17, 2016
The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), the federal agency for volunteering and service, today announced the winners of its Social Innovation Fund (SIF) Classic grant competition. The grants totaling $21 million will support youth development, economic opportunity and healthy outcomes for youth and low-income families across the country.
Aug 16, 2016
In celebration of the nearly 1 million Americans who have taken the pledge to “get things done,” as AmeriCorps members, the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), the federal agency that administers the AmeriCorps program, released the rankings of the states and cities that generate the most AmeriCorps members per capita for the second year in a row.
Jul 14, 2016
A new partnership for national service, DeltaCorps, will help address economic and social needs of local communities in the eight states of the Mississippi River Delta region, leaders from the Delta Regional Authority and Corporation for National and Community Service, the federal agency that administers AmeriCorps, announced today. This partnership, valued at $1.6 million, will deploy up to 100 AmeriCorps members to the Delta region over the next year.
Jul 5, 2016
The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) today announced $402 million in AmeriCorps funding to put AmeriCorps members on the ground to address critical issues in communities across the U.S.
Jun 30, 2016
The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), the federal agency that administers AmeriCorps, announced that Michigan will receive $12.7 million in AmeriCorps funding to support nonprofit organizations across the state.
Jun 27, 2016
In another sign of the growing support for national service, the United States Conference of Mayors today unanimously passed a resolution endorsing Employers of National Service, an initiative that recognizes the unique skills and experience AmeriCorps and Peace Corps alumni bring to the workforce and encourages public and private sector employers to expand the job opportunities available to those who have served.
Jun 23, 2016
As part of the National Week of Making, the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) – the federal agency that administers AmeriCorps and leads United We Serve, President Obama’s call to service – today announced seven commitments from federal agencies to support FedServe: One Million Hours of STEM Volunteering campaign.
Jun 14, 2016
Today, at the United State of Women Summit, the Department of Justice and the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), through its new Elder Justice AmeriCorps partnership, announced $2 million in grants to provide legal assistance and support services to victims of elder abuse, neglect and exploitation – the majority of whom are women.
Jun 9, 2016
The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), the federal agency that administers AmeriCorps, announced today that Indiana has received $4.3 million in AmeriCorps funding to support nonprofit organizations across the state.
Jun 6, 2016
The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) today announced it will invest more than $1.15 million to support the Shaping Our Appalachian Region (SOAR) initiative to improve the economy and quality of life in Eastern Kentucky, bringing the agency’s three-year investment to $3.5 million.
May 16, 2016
The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), the federal agency that administers Senior Corps, will recognize the impact that Senior Corps volunteers have in communities across the country during the sixth annual Senior Corps Week, taking place May 16-21 during Older Americans Month.
May 10, 2016
The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), the federal agency for volunteering and service, today announced the winners of its second Social Innovation Fund (SIF) Pay for Success grant competition. More than $6.1 million in investments will advance and evaluate emerging models that align payment for social services with verified social outcomes.
May 6, 2016
The Corporation for National and Community Service, the federal agency that administers AmeriCorps, today announced the expansion of its innovative Resilience AmeriCorps program to 18 communities through partnerships with Catholic Charities USA, Enterprise Community Partners, Lutheran Services in America, and the New York Governor’s Office of Storm Recovery.
Apr 27, 2016
Today, Mayor B. Hancock of Denver, Colo. and Mayor Jennifer Roberts of Charlotte, N.C. hosted the fourth-annual Service Bowl project with Rebuilding Together, a leading national nonprofit in safe and healthy housing. The Service Bowl was held in partnership with the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), the federal agency that administers AmeriCorps and Senior Corps.
Apr 22, 2016
As part of today’s release of the My Brother’s Keeper 2016 Progress Report, the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), the federal agency that administers AmeriCorps, announced new commitments that will help meet the My Brother’s Keeper (MBK) milestones. More than $11 million in new programming includes new AmeriCorps VISTA programs with the My Brother’s Keeper Alliance and Social Innovation Fund grants through the Annie E. Casey Foundation and Youthprise.
Apr 14, 2016
Today, the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), the federal agency that administers AmeriCorps, announced $1.3 million in investments that will allow additional AmeriCorps members to support state and local efforts addressing the water emergency, blight, and public safety in Flint, Mich. Today’s announcement builds on CNCS’ previous deployments of national service members to response operations in the area.
Apr 13, 2016
As part of today’s White House Science Fair, the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), the federal agency that administers AmeriCorps, announced major expansions of STEM AmeriCorps that will support STEM mentoring opportunities for young people. This $2.5 million expansion includes two new programs that are the result of new partnerships with the New York Academy of Sciences, as well as the Afterschool Alliance and the STEM Funders Network.
Apr 5, 2016
More than 3,500 mayors, county, and tribal leaders from all 50 states and the District of Columbia, Guam, and Puerto Rico will participate in the fourth annual Mayor, County, and Tribal Recognition Day for National Service on Tuesday, April 5. Collectively, these mayors and county and tribal leaders represent 178 million Americans, more than half the U.S. population.
Mar 22, 2016
The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), the federal agency that administers AmeriCorps, announced that more than 250 AmeriCorps members and Senior Corps volunteers, including FEMA Corps, have been deployed to Louisiana and Texas in response to record flooding that swept the areas in early March.
Mar 11, 2016
Less than two weeks ago, the video of 106-year-old dancing Grandma Virginia McLaurin meeting with President and Mrs. Obama became an Internet sensation. Today, on the eve of her 107th birthday, the Internet sensation is getting attention for another reason: her two decades of nearly daily service to schoolchildren in the nation’s capital.
Mar 8, 2016
A resoundingly high number of individuals who have served in AmeriCorps believe the national service program has been valuable in advancing their careers.
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.

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