AmeriCorps

The Desire to Serve

The following post was originally published on the AmeriCorps Alums Blog on Dec. 19, 2012. Jeffrey D. Richardson is the executive director of Serve DC.

A Word from the Director of AmeriCorps VISTA, Mary Strasser

The following post was originally published on the Campus Compact AmeriCorps VISTA blog. Mary Strasser is the director of AmeriCorps VISTA.

AmeriCorps: Leadership, Muscle, and Hope for Sandy Recovery

As Hurricane Sandy efforts transition from emergency response to long-term recovery, AmeriCorps members are providing vital leadership in communities up and down the East Coast.

New Report Shows Volunteering and Civic Involvement at Five-Year High

The following post was originally published on the White House Blog on Nov. 12, 2012. Jonathan Greenblatt is a Special Assistant to the President and the Director of the White House Office of Social Innovation and Civic Participation.

Working together to strengthen our communities is at the core of our national values. New research indicates that this commitment to service burns brighter than ever.

StoryCorps: Preserving the History of Our Nation’s Service Members

Around the country, December is welcomed as a month of hope and good cheer. It may be a season for exchanging gifts, or for sharing time and resources with community members in need. For many, it is also a time to gather together with loved ones to reminisce about cherished memories and create new stories that will be shared in the future. Such stories preserve the legacy of a family, the history of a generation, and perhaps most important of all, the story of a nation.

We All Have a Story to Tell

Service Impact Award Winner: Operation: Military Kids

During the next few weeks, we will be profiling the winners of the 2012 Service Impact Awards. Look for their stories and videos here on the blog.

Hurricane Sandy Digest 12/4/12: Don't Forget the Storm's Victims

Even though there are plenty of distractions around the holiday season, let's not forget the victims of Hurricane Sandy who are still reassembling their lives in the storm's aftermath. The Corporation for National and Community Service joins other federal and national agencies in the recovery effort with a commitment that's used by our Disaster Services Unit: “You can count on us to respond fast and stay last.”

A Brief Timeline of National Service History

Did you know that some of the programs under the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) banner have been in existence for nearly 50 years? We've created a new national service timeline to show how we got to where we are today.

CNCS programs have a lengthy track record of promoting the culture of citizen service that helps meet needs in communities across the nation. And through this service, our volunteers and members gain career and educational opportunities and build character that influences the remainder of their lives.

World AIDS Day: Working Toward an AIDS-Free Generation

On Saturday, Dec. 1, the global community observes World AIDS Day as the march continues toward creating an AIDS-free generation. AIDS United, a Social Innovation Fund (SIF) and AmeriCorps grantee, is one of many groups supporting the work on the front lines of this epidemic.

Service Impact Award Winner: Waynesville R-VI School District

During the next few weeks, we will be profiling the winners of the 2012 Service Impact Awards. Look for their stories and videos here on the blog.

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