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By Damian Thorman, Director of the Social Innovation Fund
By Senator Tom Harkin, Quad-City Times - Davenport, IowaDecember 05, 2015 Now that the president and Congress have struck a deal that eases spending constraints on vital national security and social programs, the task falls to the appropriations committees to negotiate the details of the 12 annual appropriations bills that fund the policies and programs that collectively define who we are as a society.
By Damian Thorman, Director, Social Innovation Fund
By Damian Thorman, Director, Social Innovation Fund
#Katrina10: Commemorating 10 years of Service in the Gulf CoastTen years ago, our country was shaken by Hurricane Katrina, a storm that affected millions along the Gulf Coast and in regions across the country that rose to their aid. Residents of the affected communities, national service, businesses, nonprofit organizations, churches, and volunteers worked together in record numbers to rebuild communities.The Gulf Coast has come a long way since August 2005. This week, the Corporation for National and Community Service commemorates 10 years of hard work, community resilience, and the service and innovation that continues to support an even stronger and healthier Gulf Coast.
By Wendy Spencer
Social Innovation Fund Awards $11.3 Million Grant to Expand Successful LISC Education and Career Services InitiativeThe Corporation for National and Community Service Social Innovation Fund (SIF) has awarded an $11.3 million grant to Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) to expand education and career services for low-income people.
Grant from CNCS initiative highlights public-private partnershipThe following is excerpted from the Mayor’s Fund to Advance New York City press release on July 30, 2015.
By John Bridgeland and Alan KhazeiCommunities across America are fraying. Trust in one another, and in key institutions are at their lowest levels in generations. We see the effects all around us — in places of tragedy such as Ferguson, Baltimore, and Charleston; in places on the other side of the tracks where children of low- and middle-income families no longer do better than their parents; and in statehouses and Congress, where not knowing one another leads members to division and paralysis.
Big Things are Happening with Service in the Big AppleLearn more about today’s announcements in New York City


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