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Task Force on Expanding National Service

Justice Department and CNCS Announce Elder Justice AmeriCorps; $2 Million Partnership Will Expand Legal Resources for Older Crime Victims

Tuesday, June 14, 2016 (All day)
Today, at the United State of Women Summit, the Department of Justice and the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), through its new Elder Justice AmeriCorps partnership, announced $2 million in grants to provide legal assistance and support services to victims of elder abuse, neglect and exploitation – the majority of whom are women.

President Announces New AmeriCorps Partnerships to Expand Opportunities for Youth

Monday, July 21, 2014 (All day)
As part of his My Brother’s Keeper initiative, President Obama today announced new AmeriCorps partnerships with federal agencies and the private sector to connect young people to mentoring, support networks, and job skills to help them reach their full potential.

Points of Light Announces 10 Host Sites Chosen to Execute Nationwide ServiceWorks Program

Monday, June 23, 2014 (All day)
Points of Light, one of the world’s leading organizations dedicated to volunteer service, today announced the 10 organizations chosen to execute its ServiceWorks program. ServiceWorks is a three-year nationwide initiative that will use community engagement and volunteer service to help underserved young adults develop the skills they need to prepare for college and careers.

Iowa Launches First-in-the-Nation Governor’s Council on National Service

Iowa can add another “first-in-the-nation” jewel to its crown with today’s announcement by Governor Terry Branstad of the creation of the Governor’s Council on National Service in Iowa.

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.

Service to Country, Service to Others

In Gen. George Washington’s farewell orders to the Continental Army, he encouraged the soldiers who united in battle to not only maintain their bond as a “patriotic band of Brothers” but to carry forward the virtues they had learned during military service when they returned home. His wisdom still rings true today, as we see example after example of our soldiers continuing to serve their communities after their military commitments end.

FEMA Corps First Year Shaped by Sandy

"In the month and a half my team was in New York, the progress I witnessed was absolutely incredible. Although we all were frequently exhausted by the various assignments we had been given each day, it truly makes it all worth it when you can step back and realize that you've played even a small part in such a huge recovery effort.” – FEMA Corps member Elizabeth McSherry.

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