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National Service Agency Awards $17.2 Million in Grants to Support Senior Volunteers

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 
Monday, March 9, 2015 (All day)
The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) today announced more than $17, 200,000 in funding to support organizations and nonprofits across the nation. The organizations will leverage the experience and skills of Senior Corps RSVP volunteers who serve in schools, disaster response initiatives, veterans’ organizations, and other areas.

Top Ten National Service Moments of 2013

This past year, we engaged millions of Americans in high-impact service, meeting pressing needs in communities across the nation. Working hand in hand with thousands of local partners, our members and volunteers improved lives, expanded economic opportunity, and strengthened communities. As 2013 draws to a close, let’s take a look back at some of our favorite national service moments.

CNN Hero of the Year Gets Boost from National Service

Chad Pregracke, 2013 CNN Hero of the YearFor the past 15 years, Chad Pregracke has made it his life’s work to clean up the Mississippi River and other American waterways, mobilizing more than 70,000 volunteers to remove seven million pounds of garbage from rivers across the country. 
 
For his tireless work to organize river cleanups, Pregracke was named the

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