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Special Initiatives


AmeriCorps Director John Gomperts and volunteers prepare food at the DC Central Kitchen in December 2011. (Corporation for National and Community Service photo)

The Corporation for National and Community Service programs and initiatives provide valuable resources that strengthen communities and build capacity. Through these efforts, Americans are better able to respond to community needs and challenges, and are more likely to serve in their neighborhoods.

Native American Affairs: CNCS is committed to working closely with Tribal Governments and others to increase support to Indian communities. National service participants have been involved with supporting Indian Tribes and organizations supporting Native American communities for more than 40 years.

Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships: Coordinated by the White House Office of Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships, the CNCS Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships office (FBNP) is an integral part of our effort to provide opportunities for Americans of all ages and backgrounds to give back and serve in their communities to help them reach their full potential.

Colleges and Universities:  Every day, college students help their communities in a variety of ways, from tutoring and mentoring children, to raising funds for worthy causes, to helping families recover from hurricanes and other disasters. Since the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, the nation has witnessed a significant upsurge in volunteering by college students.


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