Coordinated by the White House Office of Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships, the Corporation for National and Community Service's (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.
FBNP helps connect faith-based and other community organizations to CNCS, ensuring that these groups have the capacity, tools, and volunteer resources they need to help our communities maximize their full potential.
CNCS is committed to strengthening the work of FBNP and is building bridges between the federal government and secular- and faith-based nonprofit organizations to better serve Americans in need.
The Partnerships for the Common Good guide explains how the 13 Federal Centers for Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships and CNCS can collaborate with you to accomplish your goals.
Drum Majors for Service
Martin Luther King Drum Majors for Service are volunteers who perform extraordinary everyday acts of service with reliability and commitment, but who seldom receive recognition. Service is called by a variety of names.
To some, it may be outreach; to others, it may be mission driven; to still others, it may be volunteerism, ministry, or even regarded as a calling. But no matter what you call it, there are many Americans who serve every day, every month, every year through faith-based organizations and as volunteers for community groups, addressing a variety of unmet critical needs.
- Read more about MLK Drum Majors on the National Service Blog
- Read Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s The Drum Major Instinct speech delivered at Ebenezer Baptist Church, Atlanta, on Feb. 4, 1968.