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Oct 15, 2014
Washington, D.C. — The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) today kicked off its 2015 AmeriCorps grant competition by releasing its Notice of Funding Opportunity for organizations interested in using national service as a solution to critical problems facing our communities and the nation.
Oct 1, 2014
The Corporation for National and Community Service today announced the winners of its inaugural Social Innovation Fund (SIF) Pay for Success grant competition. The $12 million in investments will advance and evaluate emerging models that align payment for social services with verified social outcomes.
Sep 24, 2014
The Corporation for National and Community Service yesterday honored Loras College with the President’s Award for Interfaith Community Service. This nationwide designation is part of the 2014 Presidents Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll, and recognizes the institution and its students for their commitment to volunteer service.
Sep 23, 2014
Peace Corps Director Carrie Hessler-Radelet and Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) CEO Wendy Spencer today joined U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan and Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) Director Richard Cordray in pledging to help public servants and national service participants, including Peace Corps volunteers and AmeriCorps members, reduce their student loan debt. The agencies are among the first federal agencies to take CFPB’s public service pledge on student debt.
Sep 22, 2014
The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) today announced an effort to expand STEM AmeriCorps, an initiative first announced by President Obama at the White House Science Fair. The federal agency is inviting partners to expand the initiative to 15 communities across the country.
Sep 17, 2014
The Social Innovation Fund (SIF) at the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) today announced an investment of $33.7 million in seven of the nation’s leading grantmakers. The investments, which were announced at the live-streamed opening plenary of the SIF’s Annual Grantee Convening, will help grow innovative, evidence-based organizations that work on youth development, economic opportunity, and healthy futures. $18.1 million in continuation funding was also announced for existing grantees to sustain program growth.
Sep 12, 2014
On Friday September 12, President Obama will host a ceremony at the White House with the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), President Bill Clinton and hundreds of AmeriCorps members to celebrate the 20th anniversary of AmeriCorps and recognize the 900,000 Americans who have served through AmeriCorps over the last two decades. The President will announce new commitments to improve pathways to employment for AmeriCorps alumni, encourage community service by young people and expand national service opportunities.
Sep 12, 2014
As part of the 20th anniversary of AmeriCorps commemoration at the White House, the Corporation for National and Community Service today announced the formation of Employers of National Service.
Sep 11, 2014
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) today announced that tens of thousands of Americans are volunteering on the September 11th National Day of Service and Remembrance to commemorate the anniversary of the 9/11 attacks.
Sep 9, 2014
Presidents Bill Clinton, George H.W. Bush, and George W. Bush will join President Obama in marking the 20th anniversary of the AmeriCorps national service program on Friday, September 12.
Aug 28, 2014
President Obama will participate in a ceremony with AmeriCorps members at the White House on September 12 as part of a nationwide event marking the 20th anniversary of the AmeriCorps national service program.
Aug 6, 2014
The city’s Running Start for Careers program has been selected to receive $1.6 million in AmeriCorps funding from the Corporation for National Community Service (CNCS), the federal agency which administers the AmeriCorps program. Over the next three years, this funding will support 84 AmeriCorps and AmeriCorps VISTA members.
Jul 31, 2014
Funded by a $10 million grant from the Citi Foundation, ServiceWorks will engage 225 AmeriCorps members over three years to help 25,000 underserved young adults (men and women) in 10 cities develop the skills they need to prepare for college and careers. It will be the nation’s largest corporate-sponsored AmeriCorps VISTA program and will build a large-scale volunteer response to the crisis of low college and career readiness.
Jul 21, 2014
As part of his My Brother’s Keeper initiative, President Obama today announced new AmeriCorps partnerships with federal agencies and the private sector to connect young people to mentoring, support networks, and job skills to help them reach their full potential.
Jul 17, 2014
As we mark the 50th Anniversary of the War on Poverty, A Woman’s Nation, The Corporation for National and Community Service, LIFT, and Bank of America announced today the launch of The Shriver Corps, a new national service partnership utilizing AmeriCorps VISTA members to lift people out of poverty for good in low-income communities across the country.
Jul 16, 2014
Building on its longstanding commitment to Native American communities, the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) today announced $3 million in tribal AmeriCorps grants that will increase the number of AmeriCorps members serving tribal communities by 41 percent.
Jul 7, 2014
The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) today announced it will invest more than $1 million to engage 52 full-time AmeriCorps VISTA members to support the Shaping Our Appalachian Region (SOAR) initiative to improve the economy and quality of life in Eastern Kentucky.
Jun 26, 2014
The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) today announced the launch of its inaugural Social Innovation Fund (SIF) Pay for Success grant competition. The competition will provide $11.2 million in grants to help cities, states and nonprofits develop Pay for Success projects where governments pay service providers only when there are demonstrable results.
Jun 25, 2014
Recruiting professionals on jobipedia.org offer advice to college students without internships and recent graduates who have not yet secured a job: Volunteer. Jobipedia.org is a free career advice website where hiring officials from America's leading employers, representing the largest companies in the U.S., answer questions for early career job seekers. Based on the results of a recent study “Volunteering as a Pathway to Employment” by the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), the federal agency that administers AmeriCorps, jobipedia.org experts are giving good advice.
Jun 23, 2014
Points of Light, one of the world’s leading organizations dedicated to volunteer service, today announced the 10 organizations chosen to execute its ServiceWorks program. ServiceWorks is a three-year nationwide initiative that will use community engagement and volunteer service to help underserved young adults develop the skills they need to prepare for college and careers.
Jun 23, 2014
In another sign of growing bipartisan support for national service, the United States Conference of Mayors today unanimously passed a resolution endorsing national service as a cost-effective solution to the challenges facing America’s cities.
Jun 18, 2014
Program’s Growth Announced at First-Ever White House Maker FaireWASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, President Obama is hosting the first-ever White House Maker Faire to celebrate a nation of makers, and to help empower America’s students and entrepreneurs to invent the future.  In response to the President’s call to action, the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) is expanding its Maker Education Initiative to provide this educational opportunity to more than 22,000 students and families in these cities.
Jun 6, 2014
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), which administers AmeriCorps, and the Department of Justice today announced "justice AmeriCorps," a strategic partnership to increase national service opportunities while enhancing the effective and efficient adjudication of immigration proceedings involving certain children who have crossed the U.S. Border without a parent or legal guardian.
Jun 5, 2014
 $30 million in education scholarships would support 8,000 new AmeriCorps membersWASHINGTON, D.C.  – The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) today announced the AmeriCorps Partnerships Challenge, a call to action to the private sector, nonprofits, philanthropies, and public agencies at every level to develop proposals to expand AmeriCorps service opportunities.
May 27, 2014
As part of today’s White House Science Fair, the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) announced a major expansion of STEM AmeriCorps to spur student interest in science, technology, engineering, and math education.

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