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National Service "In the News" highlights stories in the media focusing on the Corporation for National and Community Service and its programs. These articles and news stories are presented as links to their originating websites and linking from this page does not constitute a warranty or endorsement by the Corporation for National and Community Service.

May 31, 2018 | Spectrum News Buffalo (NY)
Foster grandparents like Margaret Etters have, for 35 years now in Chautauqua, Cattaraugus and Allegany counties, helped shepherd students in need of a little extra academic help.
May 31, 2018 | The Dispatch (MD)
As children shrieked and ran across the playground at the Berlin Head Start Center this week, they did so under the watchful eyes of a trio of senior citizens. The women moved slowly among the boisterous crowd, stopping to tie shoes, accept hugs and...
May 25, 2018 | WRAL-TV (NC)
Hundreds of Habitat for Humanity AmeriCorps members built dozens of homes in Raleigh despite the week’s rainy weather.
May 24, 2018 | CNY Central (NY)
Lily Silva, 77, arrives with a smile and the kind of energy you would expect from a woman half her age. She’s just walked into the lobby of a senior apartment complex where she spends a few hours a day, a couple of days a week with Lola Zarins, 88. Z...
May 17, 2018 | WABI-TV (ME)
After a year of work, a Bangor non-profit is opening the doors to its new clinic. The Health Equity Alliance clinic on Hancock Street is now providing a limited set of treatment options most needed by their patients. We're told the goal of the clinic...
May 14, 2018 | Bulletin-News (MN)
Generally, when one retires it’s time for rest and relaxation. For one man though, retirement meant giving another profession a try while helping the school where his late wife worked. John Kidd, a 67-year-old from Newport, has been part of Minnesota...
May 12, 2018 | Times Herald-Record (NY)
Volunteering is what you make of it. It could be something very serious, or something used as a social tool. Town of Wallkill resident Gerald Spector faithfully spends each Friday at a desk in Orange Regional Medical Center. His reason: “It keeps me...
May 11, 2018 | Journal Sentinel (WI)
As someone recently put it to me, improving Wisconsin’s overall results in reading will not come from pushing one button. It will require pushing maybe 10 buttons. A lot needs to be done. Some of the buttons that should be pushed connect to what goes...
May 9, 2018 | KOLD-TV (AZ)
A new effort is underway to help house homeless veterans in Tucson. Volunteers are building a village of tiny homes on the northwest side near I-10 and Ina Road. The community will include about 15 tiny homes, each with enough space for vets to sleep...
May 5, 2018 | Albany Herald (NY)
Duties vary from helping out in the infusion unit at the Phoebe Cancer Center to working in the hospital gift shop or information desk, driving a courtesy shuttle or delivering mail. Perrine said prospective volunteers are brought in after they apply...
May 2, 2018 | Yale Climate Connection (CT)
Three years ago, when he was 21, Keith Ford of Queens, New York, was struggling with homelessness, and had to drop out of college. While looking for a job, he learned about a paid, six-month AmeriCorps program called Green City Force. As a Corps memb...
April 27, 2018 | KUSI-TV (CA)
For Duncan, something else was to become a deputy clerk at San Diego Superior Court downtown, a job he held for 28 years. But the dream of joining the ranks of law enforcement never receded and he went on to study prelaw at Southwestern College and t...
April 26, 2018 | KING-TV (WA)
As National Volunteer Month draws to a close, we want to highlight some of the most active volunteers in our community – people in their 70’s and beyond. We met up with some of them to learn more about why they give back and what they get out of it....
April 25, 2018 | Ralston Recorder (NE)
RHS has about 80 students, split evenly between juniors and seniors, that are part of the program. Frazier said the focus throughout a student’s junior year is to improve their ACT scores. This is done through a variety of practice tests and other tu...
April 23, 2018 | Arizona Daily Star (AZ)
Tirhas was praised by Mason, a retired executive assistant from Raytheon Missile Systems who found her niche tutoring children through the federally funded Senior Corps Foster Grandparents program. The program’s focus has volunteers age 55 and older...
April 19, 2018 | WAER-AM (NY)
The Foster Grandparent Program provides an opportunity for youngsters to learn from their elders and to gain social skills. Grandparent Ellen Kace says she looks forward to seeing the kids at school every day. “Just being with these kids here makes m...
April 19, 2018 | KUNC Colorado Public Radio (CO)
You’ve probably heard of AmeriCorps. The national service organization has 300,000 members who work on programs ranging from education programming to disaster relief, like during Hurricane Harvey and the Northern California wildfires. They even build...
April 16, 2018 | WUNC-FM (NC)
When Decker first got out of the Army in 2000, he had trouble finding a career that provided the fulfillment of military service. "Wildland firefighting is physically one of the toughest things you can do," said Jason Boeshore, Veterans Program Coord...
April 12, 2018 | KQDS-TV (MN)
The AmeriCorps Legacy House in Duluth’s Lincoln Park Neighborhood is making progress. AmeriCorps members with their hard hats and hammers in hand were demolishing the basement. They’ve been working for at least four weeks and started with cleaning ou...
April 12, 2018 | JAX-TV (GA)
The end of April marks the beginning of the Diamondback Terrapin turtle nesting season around the marshes around Jekyll Island, but the turtles' annual nesting habitat and the busy tourist attraction don't often mix well. The busy thoroughfare even l...
April 12, 2018 | KFYR-TV (ND)
While RSVP used to coordinate volunteers of all ages, their current grant is specifically for those 55 and older that want to get out and help others. "Depression can really set in if you're sitting in your house day, after day, after day. So when we...
April 4, 2018 | News Tribune (WA)
Across the country, local leaders honored AmeriCorps volunteers Tuesday. On National Service Recognition Day, the leaders honored Volunteers in Service To America (VISTA) and Senior Corps members who serve in urban, suburban, rural and tribal areas t...
April 4, 2018 | Ky Forward (KY)
Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes on Tuesday hosted a roundtable with Kentucky AmeriCorps service members in Frankfort to discuss service in the Commonwealth. The discussion coincided with National Service Recognition Day activities across t...
April 4, 2018 | The Vindicator (OH)
Youngstown Mayor Jamael Tito Brown joined more than 5,000 mayors and other municipal officials who recognized the efforts of Americorps and Senior Corps members nationwide on Tuesday. Brown and a group of 16 Americorps and Senior Corps members met at...
April 4, 2018 | Times Free Press (TN)
Chattanooga has several SeniorCorps and AmeriCorps programs, which are funded and managed through either Volunteer Tennessee or the Corporation for National and Community Service. Though programs vary, AmeriCorps members are considered service volunt...
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