By CNCS StaffNational Service News Week In ReviewThroughout the year, we mark special times to shine a light on the impact of our programs. This week, we wrap up the Social Innovation Fund Week, the first such event for that five-year-old program, and usher in the beginning of the 50th anniversary of AmeriCorps VISTA. Whether the number is five or 50, what unites all of us is how we empower individuals and communities every day. P.S. – Tune in to C-SPAN this weekend to see Wendy Spencer interview Veteran and National Service Champion Wes Moore about his new book on C-SPAN’s “After Words.” See below for airtimes.
By Lili AllenJobs for the Future leader shares group’s new grantee experience
By CNCS StaffNational Service News Week In ReviewEvery day, national service and social innovation create pathways to opportunity.This week’s highlights show the impact that service and innovation have in all corners of the country. (We hear it has even been the “Word on the Street” for a very special place that’s near and dear to our hearts.)
By Christina GarciaGood communication strategies can help social enterprises tell their stories“You have one minute with a reporter, what’s the headline?” I panicked. After 20 minutes reviewing the findings from the recently released Mathematica Jobs Study with REDF’s board, I was posed the hardest question. How could I pack an entire report into one sentence? But then I thought about the original purpose of the study and I realized, it was simple. We’re employing people who really need a job and their lives are improving because of it.