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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.  
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
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

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Social Innovation Fund Awards $11.3 Million Grant to Expand Successful LISC Education and Career Ser...
Grant from CNCS initiative highlights public-private partnershipThe following is excerpted from the...
By John Bridgeland and Alan KhazeiCommunities across America are fraying. Trust in one another, and...

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