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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.

March 23, 2018 | Associated Press (MA)
There is nothing quite as devastating for many older people as having to leave the comfort of home because of poor health or limited mobility.But a new generation of services and technology is making it possible to stay at home longer, safely and hap...
March 22, 2018 | Trumbull Times (CT)
In addition to proper disposal and storage, Change the Script encourages open dialogue between patients and doctors about drug interactions with opioids and alternate approaches to pain management.“Part of this campaign is to encourage the public and...
March 22, 2018 | USA Today High School Sports (MD)
Last spring, Zoe Stukenberg was a senior standout for the University of Maryland women’s lacrosse team, leading the Terrapins to a 23-0 season and their third Div. I national championship in four years. After scoring 53 goals with 21 assists, Stukenb...
March 21, 2018 | WZVN-TV (FL)
A group of young people is giving back right now in Charlotte County. They are part of Delta 2 AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Core. The seven-member team arrived at the beginning of February. Now they're wrapping up their five-week partnershi...
March 20, 2018 | Harvard University (MA)
The Harvard Kennedy School announced today the creation of a graduate student fellowship in honor of the late Lisa Garcia Quiroz, a champion of a stronger Latino presence at Harvard for some 30 years. The fellowship is designed for emerging student l...
March 19, 2018 | Courier & Press (IN)
According to the Youth Helping America study from the Corporation for National and Community Service, youth from a family where at least one parent volunteers is almost twice as likely to volunteer – and nearly three times as likely to volunteer on a...
March 18, 2018 | The Herald Palladium (MI)
Grandma “Lilly” has been in the Foster Grandparent Program for several years. She is always smiling, energetic and will dive in to help wherever she sees a need. For seven hours a day, every school day of the week, Lilly goes to a kindergarten classr...
March 17, 2018 | KAQY-TV (LA)
The Vicksburg National Military Park and AmeriCorps are raising buried headstones at the National Cemetery. “It's a constant battle with the geology here," Scott Babinowich says. More than 700 headstones are sinking thanks to the fine sediment soil t...
March 16, 2018 | KWWL-TV (IA)
Inside Eisenhower Elementary School in Dubuque, it's a common sight to see blue-shirted tutors sitting outside of classrooms, working with students on their reading. Sue Roerig is one of the members of Americorps' Partner in Learning program, which h...
March 16, 2018 | St. Augustine Record (FL)
Norris is one of many people still trying to recover from the hurricanes, said Lisa Drudi, construction coordinator for the St. Johns Housing Partnership. About 200 people who are recovering from the hurricanes are on a waiting list to receive help f...
March 16, 2018 | NBC-25 NEWS-TV (MI)
That manpower coming from 53 University of Connecticut students who gave up spending spring break on the beach and instead came to Flint. They're working with AmeriCorps volunteers to clean up the University Avenue corridor.
March 16, 2018 | Buffalo News (NY)
Continued investment in national service is an investment toward our future. AmeriCorps deploys more than 80,000 volunteers in the United States every year. Since 1994, 5,700 Erie County residents have served more than 8 million hours through AmeriCo...
March 15, 2018 | St. Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)
Today, more than 5,300 people of all ages and backgrounds are helping meet local needs, strengthen communities and increase civic engagement though national service in Missouri. Each year, approximately 1,000 AmeriCorps members and 4,000 Senior Corps...
March 15, 2018 | WJRT-TV (MI)
Four teams of eight AmeriCorps volunteers plan to be in Flint for 6 weeks each. They'll pick up trash, mow abandoned lots, board up houses, replace lightbulbs on porches, the list goes on. "It's going great. We're three days into our first project; b...
March 14, 2018 | The Sun Gazette (PA)
About 600 AmeriCorps members from across the state came to Williamsport Tuesday for the “Day of A,” the organization’s day to celebrate what it stands for by working on service projects together. One city hosts the event each year, and this is the fi...
March 13, 2018 | WEYI-TV (MI)
Newly appointed corporation for national and community service director of AmeriCorps, Chester Spellman was at Durant-Tuuri-Mott in Flint Tuesday. Spellman was in town to see how the community is supporting AmeriCorps the organization's master plan....
March 13, 2018 | The Vicksburg Post (MS)
Twenty-three years after serving as a member of the second AmeriCorps NCCC class, Gina Cross was sworn as an honorary AmeriCorps member for a day Tuesday before helping this year’s class during a service project at Vicksburg National Military Park. C...
March 12, 2018 | The Telegraph Herald (IA)
From schools to other groups, dozens of AmeriCorps members make a difference in Dubuque. Nancy Pillow crossed another name off the list and moved to the next one.
March 5, 2018 | The Houston Chronicle (TX)
After six months of sharing space with 30 other people, Margarita Garza and her three kids Jose Luis, Sophia and Noemi Tudon can now start over again with the help of SBP Americorps and Farmers Insurance. Farmers formed a partnership with SBP to help...
March 4, 2018 | The Brainerd Dispatch (MN)
Arlene Boesch loves helping others, but after more than two decades of assisting other seniors as a volunteer, she now receives care as part of the very same volunteer program. The Lutheran Social Service Senior Companion Program partners with Crow W...
March 1, 2018 | The Los Angeles Wave (CA)
The Los Angeles Rams have a monthly program in which team representatives go to various places in the Southland to perform a community service. On Feb. 22, staffers from the organization took part in a beautification project at Mervyn M. Dymally High...
March 1, 2018 | West Hawaii Today (HI)
At 103 years old, Kona Acres resident Wally Ichishita continues to give back. He’s already dedicated 21 years of volunteer service to the community alongside his wife, Aiko, and isn’t about to call it quits anytime soon. “The master tells me ‘five mo...
March 1, 2018 | KTVZ-TV (OR)
A local project is improving wildlife resiliency while also preparing young people to enter the workforce through service to the community. Through the end of March, Heart of Oregon Corps youth crews are reducing hazardous fuel loads and increasing w...
February 27, 2018 | KARK-TV (AR)
For more than three years, Dale Pekar has patiently and creatively tutored more than 150 adults who are learning English as a second language. Some of his students have short-term goals, such as getting a driver's license. Some have long-term career...
February 24, 2018 | KXII-TV (OK)
A food supplement program to assist seniors in Southern Oklahoma is expanding its reach next month. "You gotta live within your means," 62-year-old Marshall County resident, Nancy Fowler, said. "You can't splurge, even if you want to." Every month, F...
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