SIF In the News
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
Feb 13, 2015
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.)
Feb 10, 2015
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.
Feb 9, 2015
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.
Feb 6, 2015
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.
Feb 1, 2015
By CNCS StaffNational Service News Week in Review As the Seattle Seahawks and the New England Patriots have shown us, teamwork is at the core of any kind of success.Read on to learn more about how service scored for communities this week.Thank you and have a fun-filled Super Bowl weekend!Ted MillerChief of External AffairsCorporation for National and Community Service
Jan 30, 2015
By CNCS StaffCNCS is proud to support national service initiatives in Boston and SeattleWhile the New England Patriots and the Seattle Seahawks settle their score in Arizona Sunday night, there’s nothing wrong with a little friendly competition in the service arena. Because here at the Corporation for National and Community Service, we know whenever service is part of the game, everyone wins.Here’s a fun look at the service tale of the tape for thetwo regions:
Jan 23, 2015
National Service News Week In Review As President Barack Obama noted in his State of the Union Address this week, we can all “do more to restore the link between hard work and growing opportunity for every American.” This week’s updates highlight some ways in which the work we all do together both inspires and provides ladders of opportunity in communities across the country.
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.