Archived Official Statements

Jan 19, 2017
My term as the Chief Executive Officer of the Corporation for National and Community Service has come to a close. I leave Washington, D.C., this week with an overflowing cup of gratitude and pride on what we have all accomplished together over these past five years.
Sep 14, 2016
Our thoughts are with the family, friends, and fellow Student Conservation Association team members of Reed McWilliams who passed away last evening. A resident of Alaska, Reed joined national service to provide environmental education programming to New Hampshire’s residents and visitors, and complete conservation service projects that improve and protect the state’s cultural, recreational, and natural resources. The safety and health of our members are our top priorities, and we are working with Volunteer New Hampshire and the Student Conservation Association to ensure Reed’s fellow members, the staff with whom he worked, and those whose lives he touched through service have access to counseling and other services that will help them through this difficult time.
May 24, 2016
Below is the oral testimony of CEO Wendy Spencer on oversight and grants management for the Corporation for National and Community Service as submitted to the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Education and the Workforce Subcommittee on Higher Education and Workforce Training on May 24, 2016.
May 24, 2016
Below is the written testimony of CEO Wendy Spencer on oversight and grants management for the Corporation for National and Community Service as submitted to the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Education and the Workforce Subcommittee on Higher Education and Workforce Training on May 24, 2016.
Apr 25, 2016
The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) issued the following statement regarding an investigation by the agency’s Office of the Inspector General. Please attribute to CNCS spokesperson Samantha Jo Warfield.
Mar 1, 2016
Below is the written testimony of CEO Wendy Spencer on the President’s fiscal year 2017 budget request for the Corporation for National and Community Service as submitted to the House of Representatives Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies.
Jun 4, 2015
Damian Thorman will join our agency as the Director of the Social Innovation Fund (SIF). This selection of a recognized leader in the philanthropic world underscores President Obama’s strong commitment to this ground-breaking program.
Apr 22, 2015
The written testimony of CEO Wendy Spencer on the President’s fiscal year 2016 budget request for the Corporation for National and Community Service as submitted to the House of Representatives Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies.
May 16, 2014
Wendy Spencer speaks to an audience about education and how 82,100 national service members help students succeed.
Apr 21, 2014
I am pleased to commemorate the fifth anniversary of the Edward M. Kennedy Serve America Act. Our Nation is built on the belief that if we work together, we can create a better future for all. Service has always been central to America's story, and few people have understood this as well as the late Senator Edward Kennedy.
Mar 11, 2014
The first part of this year has been a busy and exciting time at the Corporation for National and Community Service. And I am confident that we are well on our way to ensuring that 2014 is the Year of Citizen Service.
Mar 9, 2014
Our thoughts are with the family, friends, and fellow AmeriCorps NCCC team members of Reid Huffman. The Denver Police determined that Reid died as a result of a hit-and-run accident.
Jul 31, 2009
Dear Colleagues:Yesterday the Senate Appropriations Committee approved the Fiscal Year 2010 Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies appropriations bill.
Jul 8, 2009
Dear National Service Colleagues,As many of you know, at the end of July we plan to release the 3rd upgrade to MyAmeriCorps. In preparation for this upgrade, our systems – including My AmeriCorps, eGrants and eSPAN – will be unavailable from 8:00 PM Eastern, Friday, July 10 through 12:00 PM Eastern, Saturday, July 11.
Jun 2, 2009
The Serve America Act reauthorizes and expands national service programs administered by the Corporation for National and Community Service, a federal agency created in 1993. This presentation provides an overview of the legislation and is narrated by Frank Trinity, General Counsel for the Corporation for National and Community Service.
Apr 30, 2009
Dear Colleagues,On April 21, 2009, President Obama signed the Edward M. Kennedy Serve America Act into law, ushering in a new era of service and volunteering for our nation.The Act charges the Corporation for National and Community Service and our partners to dramatically expand opportunities for Americans to serve, to focus on critical national issues, to be a catalyst for social innovation, and to support the nonprofit sector. The law both expands our existing programs and creates new initiatives to increase service opportunities and strengthen our civic infrastructure.
Mar 27, 2009
Dear National Service Colleagues,In early April we will take another important step toward improving the speed and reliability of our technology environment by moving our production systems to new servers at the Corporation’s headquarters. In order to make this upgrade, our systems – including the My AmeriCorps Portal, Recruitment System, eGrants and eSPAN – will be unavailable from 8:00 PM EST, Friday, April 3 through 8:00 AM EST, Monday, April 6.
Mar 18, 2009
Dear Colleagues,Today is a historic day for national service, as the U.S. House of Representatives is considering the most extensive legislation to strengthen and expand national service since the Corporation for National and Community Service was created in 1993.
Feb 26, 2009
Dear Colleagues,Earlier today President Obama released his budget request for Fiscal Year 2010. I am pleased to report that the budget proposes $1.13 billion for the Corporation and its programs, an increase of $241 million from the 2009 likely enacted level. This request demonstrates the President’s strong commitment to national service and his belief in the critical importance of engaging citizens in tackling the tough challenges facing our nation. The budget request would:
Feb 18, 2009
Dear Colleagues,I want to provide an update on the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 signed into law yesterday by President Obama.
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