Press Releases

Apr 3, 2012
CNCS Launches National Search for Volunteer StoriesToday, the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) announced that it is seeking nominations for the 2012 National Service Impact Awards to honor the best and brightest national service participants from around the country that are making an impact in their communities.
Mar 30, 2012
 Washington DC – Throughout the month of March, communities across the country have commemorated the life and legacy of civil rights leader Cesar E. Chavez' work through education, celebration, and service projects.The day of service, recognized around Chavez' birth date of March 31, is a legal holiday in the state of California and an optional holiday in several other cities and states. Community groups, schools, and other organizations use the event to reflect on Chavez' life and carry out service projects in his honor.
Mar 29, 2012
   Washington, DC – The U.S. Senate today unanimously confirmed Wendy Spencer as Chief Executive Officer of the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS).Spencer will take the helm of the agency at a time when CNCS resources are in great demand. Both those who serve and those who benefit from the agency's programs recognize the critical role volunteerism and national service plays in meeting community needs, building nonprofit capacity, and expanding service opportunities for all Americans.
Mar 23, 2012
Washington D.C. -- Last week, thousands of Americans across the country participated in the sixth annual AmeriCorps Week, recognizing the quiet dedication of AmeriCorps members and alumni who are building stronger, safer, and healthier communities through service.
Mar 19, 2012
   CNCS Formalizes Partnership with Department of Veterans Affairs to Serve VA HospitalsWashington DC – Senior Corps volunteers will begin an increased presence in VA Hospitals across the nation with the acceptance of the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) into the National Advisory Committee (NAC) of the Department of Veterans Affairs Voluntary Service (VAVS).
Mar 13, 2012
Washington, D.C. – The Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) today announced an innovative new partnership designed to continue to strengthen the nation's ability to respond to and recover from disasters while expanding career opportunities for young people.
Mar 12, 2012
  Five Schools Receive Presidential Award, 642 Schools Named to Honor Roll Washington, D.C. – The Corporation for National and Community Service and the U.S. Department of Education today honored the nation's leading colleges and universities, students, and faculty members, and staff for their commitment to bettering their communities through community service and service learning.
Mar 12, 2012
Washington D.C. – Additional AmeriCorps members have deployed to provide disaster relief in the areas of five states that saw significant destruction during the recent storms.An AmeriCorps NCCC team of 12 members began work in West Liberty, KY, after traveling to the area from the campus in Vicksburg, MS over the weekend. Three AmeriCorps VISTAs have opened a Volunteer Reception Center (VRC) in the same city and seven additional VISTAs are supporting a state-run call center in Frankfort, KY on a rotating basis.
Mar 1, 2012
Washington D.C. – AmeriCorps members from the AmeriCorps St. Louis Emergency Response Team have already been deployed to several sites in Missouri in response to the storms that tore through the Midwest yesterday, and more deployments expected in the coming days.
Feb 27, 2012
78 companies to inspire largest commitment of pro bono service in history 
Feb 24, 2012
New initiative will foster, expand community engagement in low-performing schoolsThe White House Office of Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships, the U.S. Department of Education andthe Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) announced today Together for Tomorrow, a new initiative to spotlight existing and spur new community engagement in turning around persistently low-performing schools.
Feb 22, 2012
Americans Honor the Life and Legacy of Dr. KingHundreds of Thousands Volunteer on 2012 MLK Day of Service “Today, we celebrate the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. And we should honor that legacy by acting as drum majors for service and lifting up those less fortunate – not just today, but every day”-President Obama, MLK Day of Service, January 16, 2012 
Feb 7, 2012
National Service Agency Requests Applications for September 11th National Day of Service and Remembrance GrantsWashington, DC – The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) released a Notice for Federal Funding Availability (NOFA) today for the 2012 grant competition for the September 11th National Day of Service and Remembrance grants. The deadline for applications will be 5:00 p.m. EST on Tuesday, March 13, 2012. Successful applicants will be notified by the end of June, 2012.
Jan 31, 2012
AmeriCorps Announces Ongoing Commitments to Help Joplin RebuildJefferson City, Mo. -- The Missouri House of Representatives today will pass a resolution honoring AmeriCorps members from across the country who have played an indispensable role in helping the city of Joplin recover from the devastating tornado that struck the city on May 22, 2011.
Jan 19, 2012
Washington, DC - The Corporation for National and Community Service is seeking applications from former AmeriCorps members who are interested in serving as the 2012-2013 Eli Segal Fellow, a year-long leadership opportunity to help advance national service policy, operations, and strategy at the Corporation for National and Community Service headquarters.
Jan 17, 2012
100-Day effort to spur new commitments to support 1 in 6 young adults out of jobs and school Washington, D.C. — In response to President Obama’s challenge to the nation to help every young adult find a pathway to long-term economic success, The White House Council for Community Solutions today announced it will join a diverse coalition of partners to launch a 100-day initiative to unite all citizens to go “All In” for youth.
Jan 16, 2012
Washington, DC – Today, in honor of the legacy and life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Americans across the country will unite in a national day of service, working together to address some of the nation's toughest problems.
Jan 11, 2012
 WASHINGTON, DC – Thursday, January 12th, eight local leaders who are following in the legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr. will be honored at the White House as Champions of Change. These men and women, who include business and non-profit leaders and community volunteers, have each taken great strides to improve the lives of others through volunteerism and in providing economic opportunity to others in their community.
Jan 9, 2012
      Ward Also to Serve on White House Council for Community SolutionsWashington DC – The board of directors of the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) has elected Target executive and longtime service champion Laysha L. Ward to serve as chair.
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 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.
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.
Dec 1, 2010
America’s Promise Alliance, Civic Enterprises, and Johns Hopkins University’s Everyone Graduates Center released its report, “Building a Grad Nation: Progress and Challenge in Ending the High School Dropout Epidemic,” detailing the progress and remaining challenges facing educational achievement among our nation’s youth yesterday.
Oct 19, 2010
Washington, DC – Patrick A. Corvington, CEO of the Corporation for National and Community Service, will deliver the keynote address at the NGen Leadership Award Ceremony at Independent Sector's Annual Conference in Atlanta on October 19.

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