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
National Service Agency and Nonprofits Launch Challenge, Urge Student Service in Schools and Communities
Learn & Serve Challenge will engage thousands of youth to address pervasive community problems throughout the year
Oct 2, 2009
President Obama Announces Intention to Nominate Patrick Corvington as CEO of Corporation for National and Community Service
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.
Sep 10, 2009
Washington D.C. – The first officially-designated September 11 National Day of Service and Remembrance will be marked by service projects in all 50 states, with tens of thousands of volunteers expected to turn out to paint and refurbish homes, run food drives, spruce up schools, reclaim neighborhoods, and support and honor veterans and first responders.
Sep 9, 2009
Washington, DC - Before the 2009 Stanley Cup Champion Pittsburgh Penguins meet with President Obama at the White House on September 10, they will meet with another group, this one on the ice. Several members of the team will visit the Fort Dupont Ice Hockey Club, the oldest minority youth hockey program in the country, to offer a hockey clinic to the young players.
Sep 8, 2009
Projects in All 50 States Mark First Time 9/11 Will Be Officially Recognized as a National Day of Service and Remembrance Washington, DC - Americans across the country will honor the victims and heroes of the 9/11 tragedy by serving their neighbors and communities as part of the first-ever federally recognized September 11 National Day of Service and Remembrance.
Sep 3, 2009
The health and safety of the American people is the first priority of President Barack Obama. Since the novel 2009-H1N1 flu virus emerged in the United States during the third week of April, the President has received regular briefings and asked his Cabinet to spare no effort in addressing this national security challenge.
Sep 1, 2009
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Corporation for National and Community Service today announced awards totaling $6.6 million that will go to five organizations to provide training and technical assistance to help strengthen national service and volunteer programs.
Sep 1, 2009
Washington, D.C.— President Obama's United We Serve initiative has designated Aug. 31 through Sept. 6 Interfaith Service Week to honor the service efforts conducted through faith-based organizations working together across religious lines to strengthen our communities. Over the summer, interfaith volunteers have participated in more than 3,000 projects through the United We Serve effort, with numerous others scheduled this week.
Sep 1, 2009
VICKSBURG, Miss. – Four years after Hurricane Katrina brought teams of AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps (NCCC) teams to the Gulf Coast to join in recovery efforts, the Corporation for National and Community Service opened the fifth NCCC campus here today with the induction of 160 Corps members.
Aug 29, 2009
On Katrina 4th Anniversary, National Service Remains Backbone of Volunteer Response(New Orleans, La.) – On the fourth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, there are strong signs of progress and renewal across the entire Gulf Coast, fueled in large part by an outpouring of volunteers and national service participants who've come from across the nation and globe to help the region rebuild stronger than before.
Aug 27, 2009
4 Day Service Project Around Katrina 4th Anniversary is Part of the President's United We Serve Initiative
Aug 24, 2009
Spotlight on Volunteers Rebuilding After Katrina and Supporting Veterans and Military FamiliesWashington D.C. - This week President Obama's United We Serve initiative will spotlight the key role that volunteers play in supporting veterans and military families and in helping communities prepare for and recover from disasters as part of Safety and Security Week.
Aug 24, 2009
American Legion Auxiliary Launches National Service Project Focused On Veterans And Service Members In Poverty
INDIANAPOLIS, IN. – The American Legion Auxiliary (ALA) launched today a national service project aimed at building volunteer capacity to alleviate poverty among veterans, military service members, and their families. The ALA announced the initiative, the American Legion Auxiliary Call to Service Corps VISTA Project, at its annual convention in Louisville, Kentucky, and as a component of the ALA's observance of Safety and Security Week within President Obama's United We Serve national service initiative.
Aug 21, 2009
Washington DC – The Corporation for National and Community Service today announced grants to eight organizations to engage 553 new AmeriCorps members in improving lives and strengthening communities.The members supported by these grants will teach and tutor at-risk youth, construct homes, promote health in rural and immigrant communities, expand parental involvement in schools, provide elder services, and mobilize and manage other volunteers.