Both MENTOR and the Corporation for National and Community Service have released new studies that shed new light on mentors and the “mentoring gap”—the number of young people in need of a caring adult to help them succeed in life—as well as Americans’ attitudes, motivations and behaviors toward mentoring.
The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) hosts the most comprehensive collection of information on volunteering in the U.S. at its Web site: www.VolunteeringInAmerica.gov. The site allows civic leaders, nonprofit organizations, and interested individuals to retrieve a wide range of information regarding trends and demographics in volunteering in their regions, states, and nearly 200 metro areas.
The Segal AmeriCorps Education Award is a post-service benefit received by AmeriCorps members, including those who served in AmeriCorps VISTA and AmeriCorps NCCC programs. The award is named after Eli Segal, one of the pioneers of the national service movement and the first CEO of CNCS.