AmeriCorps

Six from AmeriCorps Cape Cod Fire Corps Deploy to Staten Island

As the cleanup from Hurricane Sandy continues, we will occasionally share stories about national service members involved in the recovery effort.

A six-member crew from the AmeriCorps Cape Cod Fire Corps is currently in the middle of a one-week deployment to the Fort Wadsworth area in Staten Island, NY.

AmeriCorps Alums: Join the Hurricane Sandy Recovery Effort

One of the things we love about our AmeriCorps Alums is that they are ready to answer the call when they hear of situations like those created by Hurricane Sandy. “Getting things done” is more than a slogan for our national service family – they are also words to live by. So let's talk about how you can help.

National Service Agency Announces AmeriCorps Funding Opportunities for Indian Tribes

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 
Wednesday, October 24, 2012 (All day)

Priority areas include disaster services, economic opportunity, education and veterans

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The nation's leading federal agency for service says tribal groups now have the opportunity to apply for funding that would put AmeriCorps members on the ground to help them tackle the unique challenges facing Native American communities.

National Service Agency Announces AmeriCorps Funding Opportunities

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 
Monday, October 22, 2012 (All day)

Priority areas include disaster services, economic opportunity, education, and veterans; Governors, mayors get new option to form public-private partnerships

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The nation's leading federal agency for service says national, state, and local organizations now have the opportunity to apply for funding that would put AmeriCorps members on the ground to help them tackle challenges facing communities across the country.

Nation's First FEMA Corps Members Sworn In to Begin Disaster Response Service

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 
Thursday, September 13, 2012 (All day)

Vicksburg, Miss.- A historic new collaboration between two federal agencies to strengthen the nation's disaster response capabilities was launched today as the nation's first 240 FEMA Corps members were sworn into service at an induction ceremony in Vicksburg, Mississippi.

FEMA Corps is an innovative partnership between the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) to enhance disaster response and recovery capacity while expanding career opportunities for young people.

Service Impact Award Winner: AmeriCorps St. Louis Safety Service Corps

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

Service News Digest: CNCS In the News

Service in Action: Bill Basl Takes the Helm at AmeriCorps

Bill Basl is the new Director of the Corporation for National and Community Service's AmeriCorps program.

Hanging Out With AmeriCorps

The following post appeared on the White House Blog on Aug. 19, 2012.

On August 17, we held a Google+ Hangout to highlight the difference AmeriCorps, a national service opportunity that has logged more than 1 billion hours of service since 1994, is making in communities across the country.

Los Angeles: Tackling Tough Problems Through National Service

At the Corporation for National and Community Service, we hear and learn about amazing things happening through national service every day. But the best way to experience the power of national service isn't in our headquarters in Washington, DC.

It's on the ground at one of the more than 70,000 sites across the country where AmeriCorps and Senior Corps members serve. It's up close and personal with the people whose lives are being changed, and in the communities growing stronger through national service.

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