Senior Corps

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 articles 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.

National Mentoring Month Celebrates Adults Who Inspire

Each new year draws millions to make resolutions designed to change their lives. And while the focus on self-improvement is fine, the arrival of National Mentoring Month gives us an opportunity to recognize men and women who channel their energy to helping and inspiring young people toward a brighter future.

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

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.

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.

National Service Battles Colorado Wildfires

Recent wildfires have threatened communities across Colorado and the Southwest and national service has been working day and night to help put out the flames and support survivors.

More than 175 AmeriCorps members and Senior Corps volunteers have joined the response effort in Colorado, working with fire crews on the front lines, operating evacuation shelters, and managing volunteers and donations.

Mr. Urbigkit Goes to Washington

A Senior Corps volunteer, John Urbigkit of Cheyenne,WY, accepts the Jefferson Award for Public Service with Senators Barrasso and Enzi. Urbigkit serves as a Foster Grandparent at Triumph High School.</body></html>

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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