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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 news highlights 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

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.

National Service in the News: Hurricane Sandy Update 11/15/12

The work continues on the Hurricane Sandy recovery front in New York, New Jersey, and across the Northeast as approximately 1,200 national service members have been deployed in response to the storm. Read on to see some of the stories about service and volunteerism in the superstorm's wake.

If you are looking for ways to help with the relief effort, visit our Hurricane Sandy Reponse page.

White House Puts Spotlight on Seniors' Leadership in Community Service

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 
Monday, September 10, 2012 (All day)

 

Senior Corps volunteers, grantees share experience with administration officials

WASHINGTON, DC -- On Monday, September 10, American volunteers above age 55 took center stage at a White House event underscoring the impact of senior citizens who are making remarkable contributions to their communities.

Service News Digest: CNCS In the News

RSVP Grant Competition Opens

For more than 40 years, RSVP has delivered proven results and engaged millions of Americans 55 and over in national and community service. This Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) program is a win-win for America, as senior volunteer service benefits the health of the adult volunteers and addresses vital needs in the communities they serve. Last week, Senior Corps opened its 2013 RSVP Competition.

Volunteers 55+ Are Meeting Critical Needs; Represent Powerful Resource for Communities

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 
Monday, May 7, 2012 (All day)

 

Senior Corps Week – May 7-11 – honors Senior Corps volunteers for “Making A Difference for Generations” and encourages more communities to harness the talent and skill of Americans 55+

 

Washington, D.C.– The Corporation for National and Community Service is joining with organizations across the country to honor the powerful impact of Senior Corps volunteers and encourage more Americans 55+ to serve their communities through the third annual Senior Corps Week, taking place May 7-11.

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