Aug 28, 2011
Washington D.C. – As Hurricane Irene causes flooding, damage and mass evacuations on its run up the Eastern seaboard, AmeriCorps and Senior Corps members are responding in multiple states, the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) announced today. Working in close coordination with FEMA, the American Red Cross, and state and local authorities, CNCS has coordinated the deployment of national service participants in Maryland, Delaware, New Jersey, Rhode Island, and New Hampshire, with additional deployments expected in the coming days.
Aug 27, 2011
Washington D.C. – President Obama today urged Americans to come together in acts of service and remembrance to honor the victims and heroes of September 11th on the upcoming tenth anniversary of the terror attacks.In today's weekly address, the President encouraged Americans to visit Serve.gov to find local volunteer opportunities for the September 11th National Day of Service and Remembrance.
Aug 25, 2011
Washington, D.C. — The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) today kicked off its 2012 AmeriCorps grant competition by releasing three funding notices for organizations interested in using national service as a solution to critical problems facing our communities and the nation.
Aug 12, 2011
National Service Agency Announces Additional AmeriCorps Grants Supporting 1,500 New Members Meeting Community Needs
Washington, DC -- The Corporation for National and Community Service today announced $5.9 million in additional 2011 AmeriCorps grants to 17 organizations meeting pressing challenges in communities across the nation.The grants will support 1,500 new AmeriCorps members who will strengthen education, assist veterans and military families, preserve the environment, expand health services, and foster economic opportunity.
Aug 8, 2011
Generation X Deepens Commitment, Serves More Than 2.3 Billion Hours in their Communities Washington, DC — Volunteers provide a powerful economic and social benefit to communities across the nation, with 62.8 million adults serving almost 8.1 billion hours through organizations in 2010, according to research released today by the federal Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS).
Aug 4, 2011
Highlights Stories of Success from 2010 Grant Competition Washington, DC – The Corporation for National and Community Service today announced that five new intermediaries will be receiving grants from the Social Innovation Fund. Like the eleven organizations selected last year, these five outstanding organizations represent experienced grantmakers with strong track records of success who have proposed compelling, innovative programs to tackle some of our country's biggest challenges in our most needy areas.
Jul 14, 2011
10th Anniversary Challenge Will Spur Service and Remembrance Activities Across the Country Washington D.C. – Joining Congressional and nonprofit leaders at the U.S. Capitol today, Acting CEO of the Corporation for National and Community Service Robert Velasco, II, announced the agency's plans to support a national effort to inspire millions of Americans to engage in service and remembrance activities on the upcoming 10th anniversary of the September 11 terror attacks.
Jul 11, 2011
Washington, DC – The Corporation for National and Community Service has announced the availability of close to $1 million in funding to help build the capacity of small and midsize nonprofits to develop and implement performance management systems.
Jun 30, 2011
AmeriCorps Levee Patrols Begin in Hamburg TomorrowWashington, D.C. - AmeriCorps is coming to aid the small Iowa riverside town of Hamburg, as members from across the state begin a two-month assignment to patrol the levees protecting the town from the swelling waters of the Missouri River.
Jun 24, 2011
Washington, DC – The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) has announced the availability of approximately $700,000 in grants for organizations to plan and carry out projects that bring Americans together to serve on the 2012 Martin Luther King, Jr. National Day of Service.
Jun 24, 2011
Washington, DC - Today, five AmeriCorps NCCC alumni received the 2011 Congressional Award Gold Medal on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC.
Jun 8, 2011
New Orleans -- The Corporation for National and Community Service presented nine outstanding volunteer programs and participants with the Service Impact Award at the National Conference on Volunteering and Service today.
Jun 8, 2011
TABLE - AmeriCorps Grants Will Place More than 51,500 Members Across U.S. to Drive Impact on Critical Challenges
The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) is awarding 321 grants to national and local nonprofits that will engage more than 51,500 new AmeriCorps members in improving lives and strengthening communities from coast to coast. (See June 8, 2011 press release and August 12, 2011 press release)
Jun 8, 2011
$216 Million to Support Organizations Using Service as a Solution to Social and Economic ProblemsNew Orleans, La. -- As thousands of service leaders and social entrepreneurs wrapped up the 2011 National Conference on Volunteering and Service here today, Corporation for National and Community Service Acting CEO Robert Velasco announced $216 million in AmeriCorps grants to strengthen the impact of more than 300 organizations across the country in tackling the most pressing challenges facing communities and the nation.
Jun 7, 2011
New Orleans, LA -- The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) and Nike N7 announced a collaboration to promote health and education through physical activity within Native American communities as part of the First Lady's Let's Move in Indian Country initiative.The announcement was made at the National Conference on Volunteering and Service, where 4,000 thought leaders, social entrepreneurs, and national service experts have gathered to discuss strategies to increase the impact of service and volunteering on pressing social problems.
Jun 7, 2011
Public and Private Support Needed to Scale Effective ProgramsMeeting Critical Needs Across the Country
Jun 6, 2011
Gathering Showcases Impact of Volunteers in Disasters and Other Critical Issues New Orleans – Witnessing first-hand the power that national service and social innovation has had in restoring the Gulf Coast, nearly 4,000 service leaders from across the country gathered in New Orleans today to kick off the 2011 National Conference on Volunteering and Service (NCVS).
Jun 6, 2011
Group to Provide Meals and Louisiana Hospitality
Jun 2, 2011
Hoopa, Calif. – The AmeriCorps Hoopa Tribal Civilian Community Corps (Hoopa TCCC) is currently hard at work in Southeast Missouri, helping residents recover and rebuild after devastating flooding in April.
Jun 1, 2011
National Conference on Volunteering and Service Showcases Innovative Solutions to Community Challenges
National Conference on Volunteering and Service Showcases Innovative Solutions to Community Challenges Largest Gathering of Volunteer and Service Leaders Convenes in New Orleans, June 6-8
May 27, 2011
Joplin, Mo. -- In the wake of the nation's deadliest tornado in six decades, more than 80 AmeriCorps members are working night and day to assist first responders and victims in the recovery efforts in Joplin, Mo. With the death toll at 126, more than 700 people injured, and thousands of structures destroyed, the EF-5 tornado that struck Joplin last Sunday flattened everything in its path, leaving residents to scramble to find missing family members and find immediate shelter.
May 13, 2011
Fifth Annual Event Comes at Time of Growing Demand for AmeriCorps Washington DC -- Every day in communities across the nation, AmeriCorps members are improving schools, rebuilding after disasters, providing health services, preserving the environment, fighting poverty, and meeting other local needs.
May 12, 2011
6 Institutions Receive Presidential Award, 641 Recognized Overall Washington, D.C. – As colleges across the country honor their graduates this commencement season, the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) today honored the nation's leading institutions of higher education for their support of volunteering, service-learning, and civic engagement.
May 12, 2011
National Service Responds to Alabama TornadoesWashington, D.C. – As Alabama starts the rebuilding process from the deadly tornadoes that caused severe damage across the state, national service participants and volunteers are working hard to ensure affected communities get help needed to recover.
May 10, 2011
Luminaries from Service, Government, Business, Entertainment Gather for National Conference on Volunteering and Service
** MEDIA ALERT – PLANNING ADVISORY ** Largest Gathering of Volunteer and Service Leaders Convenes in New Orleans, June 6-8