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Jun 19, 2010
National Service Agency CEO and U.S. Secretaries Call on Fathers to Build a Legacy of Service Washington DC –In a special Father’s Day video, Patrick Corvington, CEO of the Corporation for National and Community Service, joined by four U.S. Secretaries, encourages fathers to celebrate the holiday by volunteering with their children to help others.
Jun 15, 2010
Washington, DC – Despite difficult economic times, the number of Americans volunteering in their communities jumped by 1.6 million last year, the largest increase in six years, according to a report released today by the Corporation for National and Community Service.The Corporation's annual Volunteering in America report found that 63.4 million Americans volunteered through a formal organization last year, giving more than 8.1 billion hours of volunteer service worth an estimated $169 billion.
Jun 8, 2010
Washington, DC—First Lady Michelle Obama and four Cabinet Secretaries, joined Patrick Corvington, CEO of the Corporation for National and Community Service to launch United We Serve: Let’s Read. Let’s Move. today. The new initiative will get more Americans volunteering to combat childhood obesity and summer learning loss among youth.
Jun 7, 2010
The Corporation for National and Community Service announced 329 grants to national and local nonprofits that will engage more than 57,000 new AmeriCorps members in improving lives and strengthening communities from coast to coast.
Jun 7, 2010
***Media Advisory*** Washington, DC—U.S. Secretary Arne Duncan will join Patrick Corvington, CEO of the Corporation for National and Community Service to launch the United We Serve: Let’s Read. Let’s Move. summer initiative on a conference call on Tuesday, June 8 at 10 a.m.
Jun 7, 2010
$234 Million Will Go to Organizations Using Service as a Solution to Social and Economic Issues Washington DC -- More than 325 organizations across the country will get a major boost in their efforts to address education, health, poverty, and other pressing social issues thanks to $234 million in federal AmeriCorps grants announced today by the Corporation for National and Community Service.
Jun 1, 2010
Washington DC – New York City Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, Rep. Nita Lowey (D-NY), and Corporation for National and Community Service CEO Patrick Corvington will hold a press conference at 4:30 om Wednesday, June 2, 2010 at City Hall in New York City to announce AmeriCorps grants for New York state-based organizations.
May 27, 2010
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Today, First Lady Michelle Obama and Corporation for National and Community Service CEO Patrick Corvington announced the initial phase of philanthropic commitments totaling $50 million to match Social Innovation Fund (SIF) grants and to invest in other innovative community solutions.
May 21, 2010
AmeriCorps Week 2010We Got it Done!
May 20, 2010
Washington, DC—School-aged youth will be able to participate in service-learning projects offered by five Indian Tribes through grants awarded by Learn and Serve America, the Corporation for National and Community Service announced today. The five grants total $650,070.
May 13, 2010
Congressional Leaders Join VISTAs to Honor Program's 45th AnniversaryWashington, DC—More than 200 AmeriCorps VISTA members, alumni and supporters joined Congressional leaders and Patrick Corvington, CEO of the Corporation for National and Community Service, at a Capitol Hill reception to laud VISTA's transformative impact on our nation's most vulnerable communities and those who serve.
May 12, 2010
Washington DC – The Board of Directors of the Corporation for National and Community Service has elected Mark Gearan to serve as Chair and Eric Tanenblatt to serve as Vice Chair, continuing a tradition of bipartisanship that has been a hallmark of the board since its creation. The bipartisan leadership team has extensive experience in the service movement, both having worked at the Peace Corps and served on the Corporation’s board.  They bring a keen understanding of the American political process, having served in senior government positions under four Presidents.
May 11, 2010
Members Respond to Tornadoes, Floods and Oil Spill Washington, DC—Nearly 150 AmeriCorps members are responding to natural disasters that have wreaked havoc in communities throughout the country – from the floods in Tennessee to the tornado in Mississippi and the oil spill in the Gulf Coast.
May 6, 2010
San Antonio, TX—Patrick Corvington, CEO of the Corporation for National and Community Service, encouraged the newly minted graduates of University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) to find ways to serve their communities and their county in his May 6 address at the commencement ceremony of the College of Liberal and Fine Arts.
May 5, 2010
Washington, DC—Thousands of community volunteers will join AmeriCorps members and alumni to host more than 200 service projects, events, receptions, and presentations during the Fourth Annual AmeriCorps Week, May 8-15. “AmeriCorps Week is more than a way to honor AmeriCorps members for their great achievements in communities across the country,” said Patrick Corvington, CEO of the Corporation for National and Community Service, which oversees AmeriCorps. “It's an opportunity to trumpet the impact of AmeriCorps service to transform lives and communities.”
Apr 27, 2010
Washington DC – The Corporation for National and Community Service is asking the public to help tell the AmeriCorps story and recruit the next class of AmeriCorps members by participating in the 2010 AmeriCorps Video and Photo contest that is part of AmeriCorps Week.
Apr 26, 2010
MEDIA ADVISORYNational Service CEO to Address Council on Foundations, Meet with AmeriCorps NCCC Members in Denver
Apr 23, 2010
Washington, DC—The Corporation for National and Community Service announces the availability of $5.4 million in grants to establish Youth Engagement Zones, as called for by the Edward M. Kennedy Serve America Act. The purpose of the new initiative is to encourage collaborative community problem solving that increases students' academic and civic engagement while improving the odds that they will stay in school and graduate from high school.
Apr 22, 2010
260 Organizations Collaborate to Submit Requests for Funding
Apr 22, 2010
Denver, CO—An AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps (NCCC) wildland-firefighting team has been deployed to Kentucky to battle blazes in the Daniel Boone National Forest. The four NCCC members, who are based in Denver, have fought three different fires since they arrived in the area over the weekend, performing initial attack, night operations, mop-up, holding and containment assignments.
Apr 21, 2010
Corvington Honors Kennedy, Outlines Strategy for Success Washington, DC—One year after the enactment of the Edward M. Kennedy Serve America Act, volunteering is up, momentum is strong, and a new vision for service is taking effect. Patrick Corvington, CEO of the Corporation for National and Community Service, brought that message to the nation's service leaders at a luncheon to honor Senator Kennedy's legacy and the anniversary of the legislation.
Apr 21, 2010
Washington D.C. – The Corporation for National and Community Service announced the appointments of three top social sector experts in key positions – Heather Peeler, Chief Strategy Officer; John Gomperts, Director of AmeriCorps; and Nicole Gallant, Director of Learn and Serve America and Strategic Education Advisor.
Apr 19, 2010
Washington, DC—The Corporation for National and Community Service has awarded planning grants to 14 organizations seeking to establish AmeriCorps programs. The grants, which total more than $660,000, will assist the organizations as they design new AmeriCorps programs in the areas of health, economic opportunity, education, clean energy, and veterans' issues.
Apr 19, 2010
AmeriCorps 2010 Planning Grant RecipientsThe Corporation for National and Community Service has awarded planning grants to 14 organizations seeking to establish AmeriCorps programs. The grants, which total more than $660,000, will assist the organizations as they design new AmeriCorps programs in the areas of health, economic opportunity, education, clean energy, and veterans' issues.
Apr 16, 2010
A Proclamation by the President of the United States of America

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