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Service News Digest: CNCS in the News

The Service News Digest is a regular feature on the Serve.gov blog. In this series, we showcase articles that feature national service and Corporation for National and Community Service programs. Take a look at some of the great stories that had people talking recently, including a new initiative to place AmeriCorps members in underperforming schools across the nation.

Sacramento Welcomes First FEMA Corps Members as They Begin 10 Months Assisting Disaster Survivors

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Tuesday, March 5, 2013 (All day)


AmeriCorps and FEMA Partnership Expands Nation’s Disaster Response Capacity

Sacramento, Calif.– Nearly two hundred young adults from across the nation will be sworn in as members of FEMA Corps at an induction ceremony in Sacramento today, providing a boost to the nation’s ability to assist disaster survivors while expanding career opportunities for young people.

AmeriCorps Week Showcases Service in Action

Each year during AmeriCorps Week, we highlight the contributions of our AmeriCorps members and alums, and the impact they are making in communities across the nation.

This year's event takes place March 9-17 and gives these dedicated national service members and their local partners a chance to show how great they are at “getting things done.”

Serving and Listening to Sandy’s Survivors

Disasters like Hurricane Sandy not only cause physical damage, but they can leave confusion and anger in their wake for weeks and months. So it must have surprised FEMA Corps Team Leader Cassie Murray to be declared “an angel” only a few hours after she was angrily confronted by one of the storm's survivors.

The AmeriMarriage Diaries: Libby and Bobby Hite

The cliché is that opposites attract, but we've learned that some members of our national service family found enough in common to build relationships that led all the way to the altar. These are their stories.

Names:
Libby and Bobby Hite (Libby, currently serving as a Corporation for National and Community Service state program specialist in New Hampshire, provided the answers.)

Length of Marriage:
1 year, 6 months

Number of Children:
One furry, four-legged friend – a black lab named Cash.

FEMA Corps Member Brings Sandy's Lessons to White House

The chance to get in on the ground floor and build something new attracted recent college grad Ben Barron to the FEMA Corps AmeriCorps NCCC unit. Last fall his class went to work with the Hurricane Sandy relief and recovery effort in New York, where he learned a lot about himself and the strength of the human spirit.

Mayors of Super Bowl Cities Wager Volunteer Service

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Friday, February 1, 2013 (All day)
 
As part of 'Service Bowl,' winning mayor to host community service project with AmeriCorps members and local volunteers
 
WASHINGTON, D.C.  – As the Baltimore Ravens and San Francisco 49ers prepare to face off in Sunday’s Super Bowl, the mayors from the two cities have come up with a friendly wager that focuses on the importance of volunteering and community service.
 
Mayor Edwin M.

A Great Weekend for National Service

This weekend was a major moment for national service, and I want to share some of the many highlights that inspired me.

As the federal agency that leads the Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service, we worked closely with the Presidential Inaugural Committee to make the President’s National Day of Service and MLK Day into a Weekend of Service.

Hurricane Sandy Digest 1/10/13: Away from Home for the Holidays

We continue to track news coverage of the role national service participants have played in the Hurricane Sandy relief and recovery effort for the last few months. This week, our collection of stories includes one about two AmeriCorps members who spent their holiday away from home, helping people in New York and New Jersey recover from the storm.

AmeriCorps Sandy Relief Team Flies East Courtesy of Southwest Airlines

This week, nearly 100 AmeriCorps members boarded planes from Sacramento, CA, to New Jersey and New York where they will help residents affected by Hurricane Sandy rebuild homes, remove debris, and manage volunteers. Southwest Airlines' decision to donate travel to these young leaders made this deployment possible.

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