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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.
Feb 5, 2016
WASHINGTON, D.C. – As the Denver Broncos and Carolina Panthers prepare to face off in Super Bowl 50, the mayors from the two cities have come up with a friendly wager that focuses on the importance of volunteering and community service. This will mark the fourth year of the Service Bowl bet.
Jan 18, 2016
To honor the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. National Day of Service and Dr. King’s life and legacy, the President and First Lady, Cabinet Secretaries, and other Senior Administration Officials participated in community service projects and events. The Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service is an opportunity for all Americans to honor Dr. King by coming together to help meet the needs of their communities and re-commit to service throughout the year.
Jan 15, 2016
WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Monday, January 18, thousands of organizations across the country will lead Americans in the nation's largest day of civic engagement, the annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. National Day of Service.
Jan 14, 2016
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), the federal agency that administers AmeriCorps, announced that more than 100 AmeriCorps members have been deployed to areas devastated by massive flooding in Missouri.
Jan 8, 2016
Washington, D.C. – The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) announced today it is deploying an AmeriCorps team to Flint, Mich. to support state and local efforts to protect the public health of residents facing challenges from increased lead levels in the Flint water supply.
Dec 8, 2015
WASHINGTON, D.C. — As the holiday season spotlights acts of kindness and giving back, a new federal study shows that 1 in 4 Americans volunteered through an organization and 3 in 5 helped their neighbors last year.
Nov 6, 2015
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Mayors and county officials across the country will participate in a national day of recognition on April 5, 2016, to highlight the impact of AmeriCorps and Senior Corps and thank individuals who serve. The announcement of the fourth-annual Mayor and County Recognition Day of National Service was made today by Councilmember Melodee Colbert Kean, of Joplin, Mo, incoming President of the National League of Cities.
Oct 19, 2015
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Yesterday, Wendy Spencer, CEO of the Corporation of National and Community Service (CNCS), announced $923,000 in research grants from the Office of Research and Evaluation to increase the nation’s understanding and knowledge about the importance of volunteering, national service, and civic engagement in America.
Oct 13, 2015
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) has deployed more than 400 AmeriCorps members to areas devastated by massive flooding in South Carolina. Hundreds of additional AmeriCorps members are on standby for deployment.
Oct 8, 2015
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), the federal agency that administers AmeriCorps, today announced a new national initiative called Vet Corps, which will recognize veterans who have continued serving their country as a civilian through AmeriCorps and Senior Corps. The initiative also recognizes individuals who serve veterans and military families, and was created in collaboration with Congressman John Sarbanes of Maryland.

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