Focus Areas

The Corporation for National and Communtiy Service (CNCS) is committed to improving lives across the country, that means meeting community-identified needs and being there when it matters the most.

As designated by the Serve America Act of 2009, CNCS programs and projects focus on Disaster Services, Economic Opportunity, Environmental Stewardship, Education, Healthy Futures, and Veterans and Military Families. Use the dropdown function or click the tiles to learn more about our focus areas.

Economic Opportunity

The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) contributes to economic and workforce development through its AmeriCorps and Senior Corps programs that focus on economic well-being and the security of economically disadvantaged people.

For more than 50 years, national service has proven to be a catalyst when combined with community-based economic opportunity resources. Members provide services and resources to increase financial literacy, assist new and existing affordable housing efforts, and foster improved employability for long-term economic solutions.

Environmental Stewardship

We administer energy and conservation programs that focus on responsible stewardship of the environment and prepare communities for challenging circumstances. These AmeriCorps and Senior Corps projects aim to:

  • conserve natural habitats,
  • protect clean air and water,
  • maintain public lands,
  • support wildland fire mitigation,
  • cultivate individual and community sufficiency,
  • provide reforestation services after floods and fires.
  • and more.

 

Healthy Futures 

We want a healthy future for each American. AmeriCorps and Senior Corps programs cover a wide scope of individual and community needs using a three-pronged approach of health-focused assistance, prevention, and intervention.

Among other programs, AmeriCorps is involved through the National Health Corps, a CNCS-supported program that places workers in health centers around the nation to improve access to primary and preventative health care. 

Our Senior Companions program connnects seniors in need to senior who serve.  Companions provide in-home services to make daily task easier and help residents stay in their homes longer.

Senior Corps RSVP volunteers conduct community outreach and services to promote and support healthy lifestyles.

 

 

 

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