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Sep 20, 2013
Twenty years after the signing of the legislation creating AmeriCorps, nearly 1,000 supporters and alumni gathered today to recognize the transforming impact the national service program has had on communities and the lives of those who have served.
Sep 10, 2013
The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) today announced that hundreds of thousands of Americans are participating in service activities to commemorate the 9/11 anniversary on the September 11th National Day of Service and Remembrance, paying tribute to and honoring the victims and heroes of that day.
Jul 17, 2013
An innovative partnership to help improve the nation’s persistently underachieving schools took another step forward today as the U.S. Department of Education (ED) and the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) announced the first grants for the new School Turnaround AmeriCorps program.
Jul 15, 2013
Interagency and public-private partnerships will solve problems, expand opportunity, and use tax dollars more efficiently WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today at the White House, President Obama honored President George H.W. Bush’s lifetime of public service and announced new steps to expand opportunities for Americans to solve problems and strengthen communities through national service programs like AmeriCorps.
Apr 24, 2013
Washington, D.C. – In an appearance before members of the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee, Wendy Spencer, the CEO of the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), outlined the unique role of AmeriCorps and Senior Corps programs in the nation's efforts to support veterans and military families.Spencer said the agency is positioned to increase its commitment by working with other federal agencies and private-sector partners to help serve more veterans as well as recruit them to participate in national service programs.
Apr 22, 2013
Washington, D.C. – The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) is deploying AmeriCorps and Senior Corps resources to help residents of West, Texas recover and rebuild after last week’s explosion.
Mar 15, 2013
Initiative critical as country prepares for 1.5 million service members, guardsmen, and reservists to return home in the next five years
Mar 4, 2013
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) today announced the five institutions that are the Presidential Awardees in the 2013 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll. This designation is the highest honor a college or university can receive for its commitment to volunteering, service-learning, and civic engagement.
Feb 25, 2013
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan and Wendy Spencer, chief executive officer of the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), today announced a new competitive grant program that will provide $15 million in public funds over three years to reinforce and accelerate intervention efforts in the nation’s lowest-performing schools.
Feb 22, 2013
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Jan 15, 2013
MLK Day of Service Projects in all 50 states coincide with 57th Presidential Inaugural and National Day of ServiceWASHINGTON, D.C. – Thousands of organizations across the country are preparing to lead Americans in the nation's largest day of service, the annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. National Day of Service.
Dec 12, 2012
  Parents of school-aged children volunteer at higher rate than overall population; nation's education chief says schools are an essential hub for civic activityWashington, D.C. – As the holiday season spotlights charitable contributions and acts of kindness, a new national study shows that Americans significantly increased their commitment to volunteering and civic engagement in 2011, with the national volunteer rate reaching a five-year high.
Dec 12, 2012
  Washington, D.C. – Volunteers in Georgia demonstrated their commitment to improving their communities in a variety of ways last year, as the volunteer rate jumped 4 percent in the state, according to the Volunteering and Civic Life in America (VCLA) report released today by the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS). Almost two million Georgia volunteers served almost 294 million hours, which is valued at $5.9 billion.
Nov 14, 2012
Civil Rights Leaders Ask Americans to Remember Dr. King's Legacy of Service and Volunteer for Their CommunitiesWashington, DC—The Corporation for National and Community Service today released TV and radio public service announcements featuring civil rights luminaries who call on Americans to volunteer for their community as the nation commemorates Martin Luther King Day.
Nov 11, 2012
Washington, D.C. – As the nation commemorates the service and sacrifice of veterans, the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) saluted the generations of veterans who have served our county in uniform and have returned to continue their leadership here at home.
Sep 13, 2012
Vicksburg, Miss.- A historic new collaboration between two federal agencies to strengthen the nation's disaster response capabilities was launched today as the nation's first 240 FEMA Corps members were sworn into service at an induction ceremony in Vicksburg, Mississippi.FEMA Corps is an innovative partnership between the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) to enhance disaster response and recovery capacity while expanding career opportunities for young people.
Sep 10, 2012
 Senior Corps volunteers, grantees share experience with administration officialsWASHINGTON, DC -- On Monday, September 10, American volunteers above age 55 took center stage at a White House event underscoring the impact of senior citizens who are making remarkable contributions to their communities.
Aug 29, 2012
More than 1000 Members and Volunteers on Standby to DeployWashington D.C. – As Hurricane Isaac continues moving through the Gulf Coast, AmeriCorps and Senior Corps teams are responding in four Gulf Coast states, the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) announced today.
Aug 16, 2012
12 Alumni Honored as “Champions of Change”WASHINGTON, DC -- On Friday, August 17, the White House will welcome more than 175 AmeriCorps Alumni from 25 states and the District of Columbia for a day-long session celebrating national service as a pathway to opportunity and career advancement.
Jun 18, 2012
   Chicago -- The Corporation for National and Community Service presented nine outstanding volunteer programs and participants with the National Service Impact Award at the National Conference on Volunteering and Service today.
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May 21, 2012
National Service CEO to Survey Progress, Meet Joplin Leaders, and Thank VolunteersJoplin, Mo. – One year after a devastating tornado ripped through Joplin, Missouri, the city is making a strong recovery thanks to the resilience of the Joplin people, a united recovery effort, and an extraordinary outpouring of volunteers and AmeriCorps members who have made a powerful impact and remain hard at work today.
May 7, 2012
 Senior Corps Week – May 7-11 – honors Senior Corps volunteers for “Making A Difference for Generations” and encourages more communities to harness the talent and skill of Americans 55+  Washington, D.C.– The Corporation for National and Community Service is joining with organizations across the country to honor the powerful impact of Senior Corps volunteers and encourage more Americans 55+ to serve their communities through the third annual Senior Corps Week, taking place May 7-11.
Apr 18, 2012
Washington, DC -- Together for Tomorrow (TFT), the joint initiative of the U.S. Department of Education, White House Office of Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships and the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) to spur community engagement in turning around our nation's lowest performing schools, today launched its School Improvement Challenge for the 2012-13 school year on http://tft.challenge.gov/.
Apr 10, 2012
Priorities include communication, collaboration, accountability, and impact Washington, D.C. – Setting a tone of confidence and excitement about the future of national service, Wendy Spencer began her tenure as CEO of the Corporation for National and Community Service yesterday by outlining her goal of strengthening the impact of national service and volunteering in meeting critical community needs.

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