SIF In the News
Dec 12, 2014
By CNCS Staff National Service News Week In Review When we stand shoulder-to-shoulder during times of challenge, we can truly make a difference. That is the power of national service — it connects people from all walks of life, in small towns, in big cities, and everywhere in between.
Dec 11, 2014
By Parita Patel New book looks at history of evidence-based funding initiatives The Social Innovation Fund (SIF) is a credible and consequential model for meeting unmet human needs in American communities. So says a new book providing a comprehensive history of the Obama Administration’s efforts to promote evidence-based social policy.
Dec 8, 2014
By Mary Hyde Evidence enthusiasts convened at The Brookings Institution on Dec. 1 to participate in the release event for a new book, Show Me the Evidence, written by Ron Haskins and Greg Margolis. One of many salient points made by Haskins during this event was the fact that the federal tiered-evidence initiatives have integrated social science research into public policy conversations in unprecedented ways.
Dec 5, 2014
By CNCS Staff National Service News Week In Review Through our many programs, initiatives, and projects, we are continuing to find ways for our friends and neighbors to get involved and stay involved in our communities.
Dec 2, 2014
By CNCS Staff In partnership with the United Nations Foundation, New York’s 92nd Street Y founded #GivingTuesday in 2012. Since then more than 10,000 organizations have engaged in this global movement to celebrate generosity and to give. On this #GivingTuesday, December 2, after celebrating five years of evidence-based impact in low-income communities, the Social Innovation Fund reflects on the three ways its grantees are giving back. Increasing Economic Opportunity for disadvantaged individuals
Nov 27, 2014
By Wendy Spencer This Thanksgiving, I am reminded that one of our nation’s most cherished ideals – helping our neighbors – is also one of our oldest. Americans have long understood that, truly, one must give in order to receive. So I want to take this opportunity to give thanks to all of you –To the friends and champions of national service, who tirelessly promote service as a solution in local communities while also working with us to become even more innovative and create more opportunities to serve. I give thanks to our colleagues – here in Washington, DC, and across the nation – who have devoted their careers to helping others.
Nov 24, 2014
Performance Partnership Pilot now accepting applications More than 5 million 14-to-24-year-olds in the United States are out of school and not working. In many cases, they face the additional challenges of being low-income, homeless, in foster care, or involved in the justice system. In response, today five federal agencies are coming together to offer a new opportunity to help communities overcome the obstacles they face in achieving better outcomes for these “disconnected youth,” as well as those at risk of becoming similarly disconnected from critical social institutions and supports.
Nov 15, 2014
By CNCS Staff National Service News Week In Review Every day, veterans who are honorably serving the country for a second time through AmeriCorps and Senior Corps programs use their unique skills to strengthen our communities. This week, we honored Veterans Day by announcing a new partnership and celebrating the work of national service participants in Detroit. We also highlighted the contributions of Senior Corps RSVP volunteers in Pennsylvania.
Oct 31, 2014
By CNCS Staff National Service News Week In Review
Oct 27, 2014
By CNCS Staff National Service News Week In Review As part of National Disability Employment Awareness month, we put the spotlight on national service participants who inspire us as they make a difference in the lives of others. As AmeriCorps alum Jamaal “Deon” Johnson reminds us, “Deaf people can do anything hearing people can do, except hear.” Read his story and other examples of how inclusion strengthens our country (don’t miss another AmeriCorps alum’s inspiring story in the National Service Blog section below).