United We Serve

Last-Minute Ways to Give and Serve

This is the final stretch for holiday shoppers, and you know who you are if you belong to the procrastinators club. But you can still give the gift of service and help to others, even while the rush to the malls reaches a fever pitch.

An AmeriCarol: The 12 Days of Service

In the spirit of the season, members of our AmeriCorps team offer a national service variation on “The 12 Days of Christmas.” So if everyone is ready, let's sing along with AmeriCorps -- and a-one, and a-two ...

Hurricane Sandy Digest 12/18/12: 'Very Difficult and Very Sad'

When AmeriCorps NCCC member Melissa Ettman was assigned to lead a Sacramento, CA-based team to help with the Hurricane Sandy cleanup in New York and New Jersey, she was familiar with many of the areas affected by the storm. In fact, her 87-year-old grandmother onLong Island was affected by the hurricane andhad to live without electricity for a week.

AmeriCorps NCCC Dedicates New Campus in Baltimore

Civic leaders, community groups, and elected officials joined the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) today for a dedication of the new AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps (NCCC) Atlantic Region Campus in the former Sacred Heart of Mary School of Baltimore, MD.

Military Mom Makes Time to Volunteer

“Where do you find the time?” is a question that could be posed to many parents, but the 2012 Volunteering and Civic Life in America (VCLA) report shows that many in this group are carving space in their busy schedules to help others in their communities. Allison Moore, a military spouse and mother of three young children in Missouri, is a prime example.

A Snapshot of Volunteering and Civic Life in America

The new "Volunteering and Civic Life in America" report gives researchers at the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) a chance to examine some of the trends in these two important areas of life across the United States. This data from all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and 51 cities provides a snapshot of how Americans are coming together to improve our communities and who is leading the way.

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.

What Inspires You to Serve?

Our friends weigh in often on our Facebook page with comments, opinions, and all kinds of interesting observations.

The latest fill-in-the-blank status update is: “I'm inspired to volunteer by ____________”

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.

MLK Day: Inspiring the Spirit of Service

When asked how to best honor her husband, Coretta Scott King replied, "The greatest birthday gift my husband could receive is if people of all racial and ethnic backgrounds celebrated the holiday by performing individual acts of kindness through service to others." As the Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service approaches on Jan. 21, 2013, teachers and students across the country are exploring the idea of service to others through an online curriculum created by the Corporation for National and Community Service and Scholastic.

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