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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.
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 21, 2009
Act Launches New Era of Service at Time of Great Need; National Service CEO Named
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.
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 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.
Feb 25, 2009
Calls for Passage of Serve America Act; AmeriCorps Alum Guest in First Lady’s BoxWashington D.C. – In his address to a joint session of Congress last night, President Obama called on the ingenuity and can-do spirit of the American people to help the nation recover and rebuild from its economic crisis.
Feb 4, 2009
Washington, D.C. - Hyepin Im, founder and president of Los Angeles-based Korean Churches for Community Development, will help guide national policy for service and volunteering as a member of the Board of Directors of the Corporation for National and Community Service.
Jan 19, 2009
635 Colleges Named to Third Annual Higher Ed Honor RollWashington, DC - Six colleges and universities are receiving top honors among 635 institutions of higher learning that were named today to the 2008 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll. The six will be recognized during the American Council on Education Annual Conference in Washington, February 8-9.
Jan 9, 2009
Washington DC – The USAService.org website launched today by the Presidential Inaugural Committee to encourage Americans to serve on the King Holiday and throughout the year is featuring a series of guest bloggers between now and January 19.  
Oct 7, 2005
WASHINGTON – The Corporation for National and Community Service, which oversees the AmeriCorps, Senior Corps, and Learn and Serve America programs, last week kicked off its yearlong collaboration with the ABC television program “Good Morning America" and the Salvation Army to help rebuild the town of Pass Christian, Miss., by removing 355 tons of debris from a residential street located less than a hundred yards from where Hurrican

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