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Five Colleges and Universities Earn Presidential Honor for Community Service

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Monday, March 4, 2013 (All day)

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) today announced the five institutions that are the Presidential Awardees in the 2013 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll. This designation is the highest honor a college or university can receive for its commitment to volunteering, service-learning, and civic engagement.

Americans to Mark Weekend of Service, Unite to Address Local Challenges

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Tuesday, January 15, 2013 (All day)

MLK Day of Service Projects in all 50 states coincide with 57th Presidential Inaugural and National Day of Service

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Thousands of organizations across the country are preparing to lead Americans in the nation's largest day of service, the annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. National Day of Service.

Join President Obama in a National Day of Service

This post was originally published on the White House Blog on Jan. 4, 2013.

On Jan. 21, 2013, our nation will celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day (MLK Day), a national holiday during which we honor the legacy of the civil rights leader Dr. King through a day of service and volunteering.

National Mentoring Month Celebrates Adults Who Inspire

Each new year draws millions to make resolutions designed to change their lives. And while the focus on self-improvement is fine, the arrival of National Mentoring Month gives us an opportunity to recognize men and women who channel their energy to helping and inspiring young people toward a brighter future.

Social Innovation Fund Awards Grants for Innovative Community Solutions

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Tuesday, July 31, 2012 (All day)

$42 Million in Grants to Leverage $105 Million in Private Funds to Grow High-Impact Nonprofits

Washington, DC – The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) today announced the results of its third Social Innovation Fund competition, selecting four experienced grantmakers with strong track records of success in expanding the impact of high-performing organizations in improving the lives of people in low-income communities.

White House Council for Community Solutions Launches National Effort to Put Disconnected Youth on Pathways to Education and Work

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Tuesday, January 17, 2012 (All day)



100-Day effort to spur new commitments to support 1 in 6 young adults out of jobs and school
 

Washington, D.C. — In response to President Obama’s challenge to the nation to help every young adult find a pathway to long-term economic success, The White House Council for Community Solutions today announced it will join a diverse coalition of partners to launch a 100-day initiative to unite all citizens to go “All In” for youth.

White House Highlights Local Leaders As “Champions of Change” For Following in the Footsteps of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

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Wednesday, January 11, 2012 (All day)

 

WASHINGTON, DC – Thursday, January 12th, eight local leaders who are following in the legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr. will be honored at the White House as Champions of Change. These men and women, who include business and non-profit leaders and community volunteers, have each taken great strides to improve the lives of others through volunteerism and in providing economic opportunity to others in their community.

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