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Nov 11, 2009
U.S. Senator Mark Warner to Lead Agency's National Call on New Veterans Corps
Nov 10, 2009
Lead Sponsor Target Lends Early Support to Points of Light Institute and the Corporation for National and Community Service; Record Attendance ExpectedATLANTA – Points of Light Institute and the Corporation for National and Community Service announced today that the 2010 National Conference on Volunteering and Service will be held in New York City, June 28-30. This event is the nation's largest convening on service and civic engagement and will bring together more than 4,000 volunteer and service leaders and social entrepreneurs from around the world.
Oct 30, 2009
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Oct 30, 2009
Earlier this month, I joined the President in New Orleans for his first visit there since the election. A key part of the President's message was that the Gulf Coast's recovery didn't flow just from government programs and policies:
Oct 27, 2009
Washington, DC—The Corporation for National and Community Service has released a funding notice for its 2010 Learn and Serve America “Summer of Service” grants competition, implementing a new program authorized under the Edward M. Kennedy Serve America Act. The new grant funding – totaling $1 million dollars – will support innovative summer-time service-learning programs for students grades 6 through 9.
Oct 19, 2009
Washington, DC—Stephen Goldsmith, Interim Board Chair of the Corporation for National and Community Service, participated in a panel discussion at the Hudson Institute today on the Social Innovation Fund (SIF) authorized under the Edward M. Kennedy Serve America Act. Goldsmith described the Fund “as a catalyst to spur additional investments” in innovative results-oriented solutions that have the potential to address pressing social problems and help transform lives and communities.
Oct 17, 2009
First Lady Applauds Service-Learning as Key to Shaping Future LeadersWashington, DC—Nearly 80,000 students, parents and teachers from across 34 states participated in 178 events that marked the close of the week-long launch of the 3rd Annual Learn & Serve Challenge. The Challenge, led by the Corporation for National and Community Service and 100 national organizations, will continue through the remainder of the school year with the goal of engaging 1 million more students in service-learning.
Oct 16, 2009
National Service Board Chair Highlights Service at Texas Forum College Station, Texas – Calling service an integral part of how we meet the challenges of our time, President Barack Obama renewed his appeal for all Americans to make service a part of their daily lives in an address to 2,000 service leaders gathered at the Points of Light Institute's (POL) “Presidential Forum on Service” at Texas A& M University here today.
Oct 15, 2009
The Corporation for National and Community Service hosted a national briefing call on October 15, 2009 to provide an update on the status of the Social Innovation Fund and answer questions from the field. The call was led by the following representatives of CNCS: Nicky Goren, Acting CEO; Bob Grimm, Director of Research and Policy Development and Senior Advisor to the CEO; and Marta Urquilla, Senior Advisor for Social Innovation. It was attended by over 650 representatives of public, private, and nonprofit organizations.
Oct 15, 2009
Washington, DC—Stephen Goldsmith, Interim Chairman of the Board of the Corporation for National and Community Service, will participate in the Service Leaders Roundtable tomorrow at Texas A&M, College Station. The roundtable discussion is part of the “Presidential Forum on Service” hosted by President Barack Obama, President George H.W. Bush, and the Points of Light Institute, and will be held at 12:30 p.m. on campus at the Annenberg Presidential Conference Center.
Oct 9, 2009
Washington D.C. – Today, the Corporation for National and Community Service announced key changes to the planning grants designed to assist local, regional, and national organizations and Indian Tribes in developing new AmeriCorps programs.Major changes to the planning grant competition include, 1) the competition is now also open to organizations that want to plan AmeriCorps programs in one state, 2) the total funds available increased by $250,000 to $750,000, and 3) the application deadline has been extended to January 26, 2010.
Oct 8, 2009
 By Nicola GorenSpeaking before a group of nonprofit and philanthropic leaders on June 30th, President Obama stated that:
Oct 7, 2009
Sacramento, Calif.—Twenty-one AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps (NCCC) team leaders will hit the ground today to provide disaster relief assistance to the tsunami-devastated Territory of American Samoa. The group will be deployed on a three-week assignment to assist the American Red Cross with mass care and their shelter operations.
Oct 6, 2009
Washington, DC - A team of AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps (NCCC) members arrived in Atlanta, Georgia, to provide emergency assistance to area flood victims and help rebuild the flood-stricken city. The team members will spend the next three weeks removing debris, and cleaning and sanitizing damaged buildings to prevent mold.
Oct 5, 2009
Learn & Serve Challenge will engage thousands of youth to address pervasive community problems throughout the year 
Oct 2, 2009
Washington, DC – Today, President Barack Obama announced his intention to nominate Patrick Corvington to be the Chief Executive Officer for the Corporation for National and Community Service.
Sep 25, 2009
Washington, DC - The Corporation for National and Community Service is seeking peer reviewers and facilitators to assist in the review of its competitive grant applications.The Corporation engages experts from various fields to read applications and provide an analysis and rating of the quality of each application based upon published criteria. Peer reviewer comments and ratings are considered in funding decisions.
Sep 23, 2009
Washington, DC - Nicola Goren, Acting CEO of the Corporation for National and Community Service, served on a panel today with Cabinet Members and Administration officials to discuss the federal agency's initiatives to combat poverty and help rebuild our nation's economy. The panel was hosted by the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation as part of its Annual Legislative Conference Hill Day Summit in the Congressional Auditorium, Capitol Visitors Center.
Sep 22, 2009
Competition Reflects Serve America Act; Up to $363 Million May Be AvailableWashington, D.C. - The Corporation for National and Community Service has released the funding notice for its 2010 AmeriCorps grant competition, taking a key first step to implement the new direction for AmeriCorps envisioned by the Edward M. Kennedy Serve America Act.
Sep 18, 2009
Washington, D.C. – The Corporation for National and Community Service announced the winners of its 2009 AmeriCorps Video and Photo contest before hundreds of program directors gathered at the annual AmeriCorps grantee meeting here yesterday.
Sep 17, 2009
Lea en españolNew Spanish Language Website Part of President's United We Serve Initiative
Sep 17, 2009
Read in EnglishNueva página web en español se incorpora a la iniciativa “Servimos Unidos” del Presidente.
Sep 11, 2009
9/11 Day of Service and Remembrance Caps Successful Summer of United We Serve(Washington, D.C.) – President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama joined AmeriCorps members and volunteers in painting a Habitat for Humanity home in Washington DC this afternoon, joining Americans across the country who marked the eighth anniversary of the 9/11 attacks by participating in service and remembrance activities.
Sep 10, 2009
Washington, D.C. - As the nation prepares to observe the first National Day of Service and Remembrance on September 11, businesses large and small are planning volunteer events to help people in need in their communities.The September 11 National Day of Service and Remembrance is the culmination of a seven-year effort started by 9/11 family members and support groups to establish the service day as a way to honor the victims and heroes of 9/11 and to rekindle the spirit of unity and compassion that followed the attacks.
Sep 10, 2009
BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICAA PROCLAMATIONThrough the twisted steel of the twin towers of the World Trade Center, the scarred walls of the Pentagon, and the smoky wreckage in a field in southwest Pennsylvania, the patriotism and resiliency of the American people shone brightly on September 11, 2001. We stood as one people, united in our common humanity and shared sorrow. We grieved for those who perished and remembered what brought us together as Americans.

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