Press Releases

Mar 11, 2010
Washington, DC—Four thousand middle school students will participate in service-learning projects this summer, funded by the 2010 Summer of Service grants from Learn and Serve America, a national service program administered by the Corporation for National and Community Service. The agency awarded grants totaling $2 million to 17 nonprofits, universities and schools to engage at-risk youth in grades 6 through 9 in innovative service projects that address environmental and disaster preparedness issues.
Mar 3, 2010
Rocker, Philanthropist Is First to Take President's Call to Service to Concert Venues Across the CountryWashington, DC – Jon Bon Jovi, in collaboration with the Corporation for National and Community Service, will be the first artist to take President Obama's United We Serve initiative to a mass audience by bringing the message of service out on the road and engaging millions of fans on the band's “The Circle World Tour.”
Feb 25, 2010
Washington, DC—Six colleges and universities have been named as Presidential Awardees in the 2009 President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll, the highest federal recognition a college or university can receive for its commitment to volunteering, service-learning, and civic engagement.
Feb 18, 2010
Corvington Releases Video Message to Service Community Marking Historic Moment Washington, DC—In his first days as Chief Executive Officer of the Corporation for National and Community Service, Patrick Corvington set a tone of strong leadership and management in meetings with top agency officials and the Inspector General.
Feb 17, 2010
By Stephen GoldsmithAmerica is facing some of the greatest challenges in a generation. At the same time, promising nonprofit organizations across the country are making heroic efforts to meet overwhelming need and, implement effective and innovative ways to meet these challenges. But their impact is often hampered by a lack of resources and support to evaluate and improve their programs, and expand them so they can serve more communities of need.
Feb 17, 2010
At 1-Year Anniversary of Recovery Act, AmeriCorps Shows Impact on Communities and NonprofitsWashington D.C. – They are connecting the unemployed to jobs, preventing home foreclosures, weatherizing homes, teaching in underserved schools, restoring parks, and recruiting volunteers. Their ranks include laid-off workers, retirees, and recent college grads.
Feb 16, 2010
The Agency Announces $50 Million Available for Organizations to Invest in Effective Nonprofits Working in Low-Income Communities Washington, DC—The Corporation for National and Community Service today released a Notice of Federal Funds Availability (NOFA) for the newly-created Social Innovation Fund (SIF). Applications are due by April 8, 2010, 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time.
Feb 16, 2010
The Corporation for National and Community Service hosted a national briefing call on February 16, 2010 to launch the Social Innovation Fund and answer questions from the field. Click here to listen to the call (MP3 audio)
Feb 11, 2010
Washington, DC – The U.S. Senate confirmed the nomination of Patrick Corvington by unanimous consent today to be the new Chief Executive Officer of the Corporation for National and Community Service.
Jan 26, 2010
Washington, DC – Americans have answered President Obama's call to service, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), which reported a significant increase in the number of volunteers and the volunteer rate in 2009. According to the BLS report released today, 1.5 million more Americans volunteered between September 2008 and September 2009 than did in the previous year. Approximately 63.4 million people, or 26.8 percent of the population, volunteered through or for an organization in 2009 compared to 61.8 million in 2008.
Jan 26, 2010
Washington, DC—The Corporation for National and Community Service issued a Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) today that will provide grant funding to launch new RSVP projects – service projects that recruit volunteers ages 55 and over – in communities not served and expand existing service programs.“These funds increase service opportunities for older Americans to help address the challenges facing communities across the nation,” said Nicola Goren, the Corporation's Acting CEO.
Jan 25, 2010
Six schools highlight how others can connect service and technology to transform learning.
Jan 25, 2010
Hundreds of Thousands Serve in More than 10,000 Projects
Jan 22, 2010
Washington, DC—The Corporation for National and Community Service announces the availability of $650,070 for new Learn and Serve America School-Based grants to Indian Tribes and U.S. Territories to involve school-age youth in service-learning projects that simultaneously support student development and meet community needs.
Jan 20, 2010
President and First Lady to Honor Mentors and Launch New Mentoring Initiative
Jan 18, 2010
Goren to Deliver Remarks on National MLK Day of Service Initiative During Virtual Town Hall(Editor's Note: Visit to view real-time Tweets, photos, blogposts, and videos about the MLK Day of Service from volunteers and project leaders across the country.)
Jan 18, 2010
President and Mrs. Obama, Cabinet Secretaries, Senior Administration Officials Honor Martin Luther King, Jr. National Day of Service by Participating in Community Service Projects Around Washington, DC
Jan 18, 2010
President, Cabinet Secretaries, Elected Officials Make Holiday A Day On, Not a Day Off(Editors Note: Visit for real-time reports and photos from volunteers and project leaders across the country about the MLK Day of Service.)
Jan 17, 2010
President, First Lady to Serve Monday in Honor of Dr. KingWashington, DC—President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama will join hundreds of thousands of Americans across the country in honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. by participating in a volunteer service project on the King Holiday, the White House announced.
Jan 17, 2010
By: Isaac Newton Farris, Jr. and Stephen Goldsmith Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. once posed what he called "Life's persistent and most urgent question." It was not about civil rights, justice, or peace. It was: "What are you doing for others?"
Jan 17, 2010
Washington, DC—A record number of state and federal elected officials will roll up their sleeves to serve local communities across the country tomorrow, Monday, January 18, the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service.
Jan 15, 2010
Web Professionals to Use Expertise to Meet Non-profits' and Local Schools' Tech NeedsWashington, DC—The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) and the Corporation for National and Community Service launched the MLK Technology Challenge, a national call to web professionals to volunteer their skills on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service, January 18.
Jan 15, 2010
Washington, DC— Even during an economic slowdown, a growing number of major U.S. companies are investing money, supplies, and employee time to make a difference in their communities by supporting the 2010 Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service.From sponsoring service projects to marshalling their employees as volunteers to offering financial support and expertise, businesses across the country are honoring Dr. King and helping further his dream by supporting the annual holiday as “a day on, not a day off.”
Jan 15, 2010
A Proclamation by the President of the United States of America The Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., challenged our Nation to recognize that our individual liberty relies upon our common equality. In communities marred by division and injustice, the movement he built from the ground up forced open doors to negotiation. The strength of his leadership was matched only by the power of his words, which still call on us to perfect those sacred ideals enshrined in our founding documents.
Jan 13, 2010
Washington D.C. – The U.S. House of Representatives is calling on Americans to pay tribute to the life and works of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. by participating in community service projects on the January 18 King Holiday.


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