Education

Volunteer Tutors Strengthen Reading Partners

As she attended classes in the California Bay Area, Naomi Shachter was struck by AmeriCorps’ ability to transform the lives of students in her high school. AmeriCorps members served as mentors, advocates, teachers, and friends. “I saw what a big difference service in the community could make,” she said.

DC Book Giveaway Kicks Off Let's Read. Let's Move. Summer Campaign

Second graders at Garfield Elementary School in Washington, DC, hold up letters to form a Let's Read, Let's Move sign to celebrate a book giveaway at the school on May 29, 2013.

The Segal AmeriCorps Education Award is a post-service benefit received by participants who  complete a term of national service in an approved AmeriCorps program--AmeriCorps VISTA, AmeriCorps NCCC, or AmeriCorps State and National. The award is named after Eli Segal, one of the pioneers of the national service movement and the first CEO of the federal Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS).

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.

National Service: Improving Learning, Strengthening Schools

At a time when America is challenged to improve education and ensure our national growth and prosperity, the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) is leading a citizen-driven effort to provide students across the country with the skills and experiences they need to succeed in the 21st century.

Learn and Serve America Fact Sheet

More than one million students each year step up to serve with Learn and Serve America programs across the country. We honor this impulse by providing resources to state education agencies, schools, nonprofit groups, Indian Tribes and U.S. Territories, and institutions of higher education.

U.S. Education Department and the Corporation for National and Community Service Announce New School Turnaround AmeriCorps Program

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 
Monday, February 25, 2013 (All day)

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan and Wendy Spencer, chief executive officer of the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), today announced a new competitive grant program that will provide $15 million in public funds over three years to reinforce and accelerate intervention efforts in the nation’s lowest-performing schools.

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