AmeriCorps

National Service Agency Names AmeriCorps Director

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Monday, June 18, 2012 (All day)

Washington, D.C. – The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) named William C. Basl as Director of the AmeriCorps program today. Basl is a highly accomplished national service leader and manager of complex human service projects. He joins CNCS following an eighteen-year tenure as the Executive Director of the Washington Commission for National and Community Service.

Minnesota Reading Corps Students Beat Statewide Test Results

Minnesota Reading Corps, an AmeriCorps program designed to help every child in the state become a successful reader by the end of third grade, announced positive growth in its results with numbers that surpassed those for students statewide.

One Year After Joplin Tornado, AmeriCorps Still Hard at Work

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Monday, May 21, 2012 (All day)

National Service CEO to Survey Progress, Meet Joplin Leaders, and Thank Volunteers

Joplin, Mo. – One year after a devastating tornado ripped through Joplin, Missouri, the city is making a strong recovery thanks to the resilience of the Joplin people, a united recovery effort, and an extraordinary outpouring of volunteers and AmeriCorps members who have made a powerful impact and remain hard at work today.

National Service CEO to Survey Joplin Recovery Efforts

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Friday, May 18, 2012 (All day)

Wendy Spencer Will Tour AmeriCorps Projects, Thank Volunteers on One-Year Anniversary

JOPLIN, Mo. — Wendy Spencer, CEO of the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), will travel to Joplin, MO to mark the one-year anniversary of the May 22 tornado and recognize recovery efforts of a community helped back on its feet by volunteers and national service.

Obama Administration Opens Together For Tomorrow School Improvement Challenge

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Wednesday, April 18, 2012 (All day)

Washington, DC -- Together for Tomorrow (TFT), the joint initiative of the U.S. Department of Education, White House Office of Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships and the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) to spur community engagement in turning around our nation's lowest performing schools, today launched its School Improvement Challenge for the 2012-13 school year on http://tft.challenge.gov/.

Obama Administration Announces Together for Tomorrow

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Friday, February 24, 2012 (All day)

New initiative will foster, expand community engagement in low-performing schools

The 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.

TABLE - AmeriCorps Grants Will Place More than 51,500 Members Across U.S. to Drive Impact on Critical Challenges

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Wednesday, June 8, 2011 (All day)

The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) is awarding 321 grants to national and local nonprofits that will engage more than 51,500 new AmeriCorps members in improving lives and strengthening communities from coast to coast. (See June 8, 2011 press release and August 12, 2011 press release)

Veterans, Active Duty Military, and AmeriCorps Members Team Up to Build Habitat for Humanity Homes

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Thursday, March 17, 2011 (All day)

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. 

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