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Dec 8, 2011
Washington, DC – The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) today kicked off a two-day conference bringing together more than 200 leaders in the disability and service communities to develop strategies to support the full inclusion of people with disabilities in national service.
Dec 8, 2011
Outstanding Volunteers to be Honored with President's Drum Major for Service AwardsWASHINGTON, DC – As the 26th anniversary of Martin Luther King Day approaches, the White House and the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) are joining forces to recognize outstanding volunteers nationwide with the MLK Drum Majors for Service program.
Nov 18, 2011
Washington, DC – As communities across Vermont continue to recover and rebuild from the catastrophic flooding caused byHurricane Irene, a team of 10 AmeriCorps NCCC members has chosen to extend their term of service and deploy to Windsor County, Vt. to assist with the disaster relief and flood recovery efforts. To date, 40 AmeriCorps NCCC members have served more than 6,290 hours in Vermont responding to Hurricane Irene, service valued at more than $134,000 according to Independent Sector's estimate of the value of volunteer time.
Nov 10, 2011
Program to help returning veterans and their families receive critical support and services - from housing and employment assistance to behavioral health services
Nov 3, 2011
National Campaign Calls on Companies to Strengthen Capacity of Nonprofits to Meet Community Needs and Companies Respond with $ 1 Billion in Pledges Today, nonprofit, corporate and government leaders will gather to mark a major milestone for A Billion + Change—a national campaign to mobilize billions of dollars in skills-based and pro bono volunteer services to help build the capacity of nonprofit organizations to effectively meet community needs.
Oct 21, 2011
Washington, D.C. – As part of the official kick-off for the 2012 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll, the Corporation for National and Community Service joined the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for discussion on the role that institutions of higher education play in stimulating local economies.
Oct 17, 2011
This release was originally published by the White House on October 17,2011.The White House formally sent the nomination to the Senate on October 18, 2011. THE WHITE HOUSEOffice of the Press Secretary
Oct 13, 2011
Washington, D.C. – Entering its sixth year, the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll is now accepting applications for the 2012 season. The Honor Roll increases the public's awareness of the contributions that colleges and their students make to local communities and the nation as a whole.
Oct 12, 2011
Washington, D.C. – The White House Council for Community Solutions will meet Friday to discuss the importance of cross-sector engagements as a means to advance communities in need, specifically looking at reconnecting youth to education and the workforce.The White House Council for Community Solutions was created with the goal of advancing President Obama’s domestic agenda to win the future by out-educating, out-innovating, and out-building our way to a stronger economy.
Sep 27, 2011
Washington, DC - The Corporation for National and Community Service today announced Nonprofit Capacity Building Program grants totaling $998,000 to increase the capacity of nonprofits to improve lives in communities facing economic hardships.  The two-year grants were awarded to five organizations to support nonprofits in building and implementing performance management systems to help achieve greater impact on community problems.
Sep 27, 2011
(Washington, D.C.) – The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) announced $500,000 in grants to 13 organizations committed to the engagement of Americans in service during the September 11th National Day of Service and Remembrance 10th Anniversary Challenge.
Sep 19, 2011
Senior Corps Week – September 19–23 – honors the 450,000+ Senior Corps volunteers who provide their talent and skill to fill critical gaps across the nation
Sep 15, 2011
Boomers and Older Adults Rank High Across Several Key Categories of Civic Engagement (Washington, D.C., September 15, 2011) — Between 2008 and 2010, a majority of Americans were civically active in a variety of ways, working with others to improve their communities, according to the 2011 Civic Life in America: Key Findings on the Civic Health of the Nation research released today by the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) and the National Conference on Citizenship (NCoC).
Sep 13, 2011
(Washington, D.C.) – The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) announced $700,000 in grants for six organizations to plan and carry out service projects to bring Americans together to meet community needs on the 2012 Martin Luther King, Jr. National Day of Service.
Sep 10, 2011
 First Family Serves as Part of September 11th National Day of Service and Remembrance
Sep 9, 2011
(Washington D.C.) -- In the aftermath of the tragedy that struck America a decade ago, hundreds of AmeriCorps members stepped forward to help, offering assistance to the injured, serving as family caseworkers, and helping those displaced from Ground Zero find housing and other services. For many, their service was a life-changing experience, inspiring them to pursue lives of public service.
Sep 9, 2011
Hundreds of Thousands Volunteer in All 50 States on September 11th National Day of Service and Remembrance (Washington DC, September 9, 2011) — On the tenth anniversary of the September 11th attacks, hundreds of thousands of Americans will participate in service and remembrance activities to pay tribute to 9/11 victims and heroes and rekindle the spirit of unity and compassion that followed the attacks.
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
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.

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