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National Service News Week In ReviewCollege basketball has March Madness; national service has March Momentum.Look at how we’re closing out this month:
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.
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.
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.
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.
By Wendy SpencerCNCS Social Innovation Fund supports growth of evidence-based initiativesFebruary marks the Corporation for National and Community Service’s (CNCS) month-long celebration of social innovation. While our country is facing some of thegreatest social challenges in a generation, it is also a great opportunity for innovation and social entrepreneurship.
By CNCS StaffNational Service News Week In ReviewWe’ll be using the month of February to highlight our successes in innovation and impact. And to celebrate its accomplishments, the Social Innovation Fund will kick off SIF Week on Monday.Please visit our website for details on SIF Week and scroll down to learn more about how the spirit of innovation and service makes our country stronger.

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