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#Katrina10: Commemorating 10 years of Service in the Gulf Coast Ten 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
Happy Independence Day!The National Service family wishes everyone a safe an happy July 4th holiday and encourages all Americans to pause and remember those who fought for the freedoms we enjoy.
National Service Builds Healthy Futures
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.
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.  

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#Katrina10: Commemorating 10 years of Service in the Gulf Coast

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