Jun 24, 2015
Update from Congress: House Committee to Cut Thousands of AmeriCorps Positions, Defund AmeriCorps NCCC Campuses, Eliminate Social Innovation Fund
On June 17, 2015, the Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies Subcommittee considered the fiscal year (FY) 2016 Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies Appropriations bill. The Administration supports investments in health care, public health, job training, and improving educational outcomes for students at all levels. However, we have a number of serious concerns about this legislation, which would underfund these important investments and includes highly problematic ideologically-motivated provisions. In advance of Full Committee consideration of the Subcommittee bill, I would like to take this opportunity to share some of these concerns with you.
Jun 17, 2015
Social Innovation Fund support enables U.S. Soccer Foundation study on program’s health benefitsA recently released independent evaluation of the U.S. Soccer Foundation Soccer For Success program found that children in the after-school activity showed significant health gains. Overall, more children enrolled in Soccer for Success decreased their BMI percentiles, transitioned to healthier BMI percentile categories, decreased their waist circumference size, and improved their aerobic capacity (as shown in higher numbers of completed PACER laps) as compared to non-program children.
May 4, 2015
We’re Using Our Force for GoodHappy Star Wars Day from the National Service family – AmeriCorps, Senior Corps, the Social Innovation Fund, and the Volunteer Generation Fund!#MayThe4thBeWithYou
May 4, 2015
We’re Using Our Force for Good Happy Star Wars Day from the National Service family – AmeriCorps, Senior Corps, the Social Innovation Fund, and the Volunteer Generation Fund!#MayThe4thBeWithYou
Mar 27, 2015
National Service News Week In ReviewCollege basketball has March Madness; national service has March Momentum.Look at how we’re closing out this month:
Mar 17, 2015
May your blessings outnumberThe shamrocks that grow,And may trouble avoid youWherever you go.Happy St. Patrick’s Day from your friends at the Corporation for National and Community Service.
Mar 13, 2015
By CNCS StaffNational Service News Week In Review#AmeriCorpsWorks is more than a hashtag for AmeriCorps Week; it is a call to action for members, alums, and supporters to talk about the impact of national service.
Mar 6, 2015
By CNCS StaffNational Service News Week In ReviewWhat an especially great Friday! President Obama gave shout outs to AmeriCorps during today’s town hall meeting at Benedict College in Columbia, South Carolina.He reminded the audience, which included many young people, that “AmeriCorps programs are an outstanding way to help fund your college education.”In fact, 86 AmeriCorps alums have attended Benedict College and have spent $262,982 in Segal AmeriCorps Education Awards.The national service family was well represented in the audience.
Feb 20, 2015
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.
Feb 18, 2015
By Lili AllenJobs for the Future leader shares group’s new grantee experience