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 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 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
May 6, 2011
Washington, D.C. – With help already on the ground and more on the way, national service participants and volunteers have been working feverishly to help storm-ravaged towns in Mississippi rebuild and recover from the aftermath of last week's devastating tornadoes. The tornadoes that ripped through the South on Wednesday, April 27 were the deadliest in 37 years, causing more than 300 deaths and billions dollars of damage. They came as communities in other states are reeling from the effects of flooding and severe storms.
Apr 29, 2011
Washington, D.C. – AmeriCorps members and Senior Corps volunteers are helping communities respond in the wake of the devastating tornadoes and flooding across the Southern and Midwestern United States. The tornadoes that ripped through Alabama, Mississippi, Tennessee, Georgia, Kentucky, and Virginia on Wednesday were the deadliest in 37 years, causing nearly 300 deaths and billions dollars of damage. They came as communities in other states are reeling from the effects of flooding and severe storms.
Apr 29, 2011
Secretary Vilsack Issues a Call to Action to Combat Hunger in America WASHINGTON, April 29, 2011 - Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack joined hunger advocates today to issue a call to action to end hunger in America.
Apr 11, 2011
Apr 8, 2011
New Usher PSA Highlights Power of Youth Service Washington, DC— The power of Georgia's youth to transform lives and communities will be in the national spotlight as more than 2,000 service-learning leaders descend on Atlanta for the 22nd Annual National Service-Learning Conference (NSLC).
Apr 8, 2011
To prepare for the possibility that there may be a lapse in government funding at midnight on Friday, April 8, the Office of Management and Budget requested that all agencies post their contingency (“shutdown”) plans to agency websites. The contingency plan and additional shutdown information for the Corporation for National and Community Service can be found here###
Mar 17, 2011
ANNAPOLIS and BALTIMORE, Md. (March 17, 2011) – Habitat for Humanity of the Chesapeake (HFHC) and the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) are teaming up with more than 125 veterans, active duty military and AmeriCorps and Senior Corps members to help build and rehabilitate homes in Annapolis and Baltimore, March 17 - 18.
Feb 28, 2011
Washington, DC—The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) today released a Notice of Federal Funding Opportunity (NOFO) for the 2011 grant competition of the Social Innovation Fund. Applications are due by 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time on Tuesday, April 12, 2011.
Feb 8, 2011
National Service Agency Provides Funding Opportunity to Increase Academic Engagement Through Service-Learning
“Youth Engagement Zones” Support Youth in Schools That Need It Most Washington, DC — The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) today announced a funding opportunity to improve engagement and increase achievement in the nation’s most under-resourced school districts. The Learn and Serve America Youth Engagement Zones grants will fund schools and organizations to help students come to class eager to learn and graduate ready to succeed.
Feb 4, 2011
First Lady to Address the Council on Critical Need to Win the Future by Promoting Youth Achievement
Jan 28, 2011
Washington, DC— William Chrysanthos, a former AmeriCorps member whose service included terms with the Breakthrough Collaborative, Teach for America, and Hands On Mississippi, has been named the Eli Segal Fellow for the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS). Chrysanthos will be working with the Director of AmeriCorps and other CNCS programs to research, develop, and support initiatives of strategic importance to the agency.
Jan 28, 2011
National Service CEO Announces $1.7 Million in Social Innovation Funds to Greater Cincinnati Organizations
Tours Local AmeriCorps Sites to Highlight National Service Putting Cincinnatians to Work Washington, DC— Patrick A. Corvington, CEO of the Corporation for National and Community Service, will announce more than $1 million in federal and private funds to Cincinnati organizations who implement innovative solutions to help local youth achieve academic and social success.
Jan 28, 2011
Americans Mark 2011 MLK Day by Serving OthersHundreds of Thousands Answer Dr. King’s Challenge: What Are You Doing for Others?
Jan 26, 2011
Washington, DC – Chief Operating Officer for the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), Robert Velasco, issued the following statement in response to the agency’s Office of Inspector General’s audit of the American Samoa Special Services Commission (ASSSC). The audit found serious problems in many aspects of ASSSC’s administration of CNCS’s programs.
Jan 25, 2011
First Lady, U.S. Cabinet Secretaries and National Service Agency CEO launch “The Corporate Mentoring Challenge” Washington, DC – At the first-ever National Mentoring Summit, First Lady Michelle Obama lauded the commitment of more than 17 U.S. corporations to expand or create mentoring programs that increase graduation rates among America's youth and position them for success.
Jan 24, 2011
First Lady Michelle Obama and Patrick Corvington to Announce a Major Mentoring Initiative, “The Corporate Mentoring Challenge”.
Nation’s leaders come together to showcase mentoring as a solution to the dropout crisis
Jan 21, 2011
National Service Agency Provides Service-Learning Funding Opportunity for Indian Tribes & U.S. Territories
Washington, DC — The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) today announced a funding opportunity to accelerate the success of service-learning programs in federally-recognized Indian Tribes and U.S. Territories. Anticipating approximately $650,000 in new funding, CNCS expects to award three to four new grants under its Learn and Serve America program to enhance and expand existing service-learning programs, and develop new service-learning opportunities in tribal communities.
Jan 17, 2011
‘MLK 25 Challenge’ Asks Americans to Commit 25 Acts of Service Throughout the Year Washington, DC, Today, hundreds of thousands of Americans across the country will mark the 25th Anniversary of the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday by joining with their neighbors to address pressing social and economic problems in their communities.
Jan 11, 2011
Washington, DC, Monday, January 17, 2011 marks the 25th Anniversary of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Federal Holiday. Across the country, Americans will answer Dr. King’s call to action: “What are you doing for others?” by joining in volunteer efforts to serve their neighbors and communities.
Dec 22, 2010
Social Innovation Fund Subgrants to Help Put Thousands of Low-Income Families on Path to Economic Stability
Washington, DC – The Social Innovation Fund is moving more than $12 million in federal and private investments into some of the cities hardest hit by the economic downturn. Three grantees of the Fund recently awarded the first round of subgrants to support 61 community-based nonprofit organizations working to provide workforce training, job placement, financial literacy services, and other resources to help individuals achieve long-term financial security.
Dec 22, 2010
WASHINGTON, DC – The Corporation for National and Community Service released a draft Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) for its 2011 Social Innovation Fund grant competition today. The Corporation is soliciting public feedback on the funding notification through January 21, 2011.
Dec 20, 2010
‘My American Story’ PSAs Feature President Obama, VolunteersAs thoughts turn towards giving back this holiday season, the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) today released five new public service announcements calling on Americans to strengthen their communities and our nation through service to others.