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National Service to Support President Obama’s Promise Zones

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 
Thursday, January 9, 2014 (All day)
The Corporation for National and Community Service today announced that AmeriCorps VISTA members will be part of the Promise Zone Initiative, following President Obama’s designation of the Five Promise Zones in San Antonio, Philadelphia, Los Angeles, Southeastern Kentucky, and the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma.

Service in Action: Bill Basl Takes the Helm at AmeriCorps

Bill Basl is the new Director of the Corporation for National and Community Service's AmeriCorps program.

Los Angeles: Tackling Tough Problems Through National Service

At the Corporation for National and Community Service, we hear and learn about amazing things happening through national service every day. But the best way to experience the power of national service isn't in our headquarters in Washington, DC.

It's on the ground at one of the more than 70,000 sites across the country where AmeriCorps and Senior Corps members serve. It's up close and personal with the people whose lives are being changed, and in the communities growing stronger through national service.

Baltimore VISTAs Combat the Summer Slump

One of the major factors that contribute to children falling behind in reading is the learning loss that occurs during summer break. Low-income students, in particular, lose two to three months in reading achievement over the summer.

VISTA Summer Associates Fight Child Hunger in Ohio

Nearly half of Ohio’s school children qualify for free or reduced-price lunches, and many of these children do not have access to adequate nutrition during the summer months. This lack of access to adequate nutrition has been linked to poorer academic performance, which can easily perpetuate the vicious cycle of poverty.

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