Press Releases

Sep 14, 2018
“As part of the federal family, we are committed to helping communities impacted by Hurricane Florence respond, recover, and rebuild,” said Barbara Stewart, CEO of the Corporation for National and Community Service, the federal agency that administers AmeriCorps. “We have pre-positioned hundreds of our AmeriCorps Disaster Response Teams to be able to respond as soon as it is safe to do. While the urge to help can be great, please remember not to self-deploy or send unsolicited donations.
Sep 11, 2018
Thousands of Americans commemorated the 9/11 anniversary through volunteer service as part of the September 11th National Day of Service and Remembrance. The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), the federal agency that administers the AmeriCorps program, leads this nationwide effort that pays tribute to and honors the victims and heroes of that day.
Sep 11, 2018
On Tuesday, September 11, Congresswoman Virginia Foxx joined AmeriCorps members for a volunteer service project in honor of the September 11 National Day of Service and Remembrance. She was accompanied by Barbara Stewart, CEO of the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), the federal agency which administers the AmeriCorps program, at a local Habitat for Humanity of Forsyth County build site. Photos from the day’s event can be found here.
Aug 31, 2018
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) today announced more than $4.3 million in Senior Corps funding to support Foster Grandparent and Senior Companion programs in 13 new communities across the country. These grants awarded to nonprofits and community agencies will expand Senior Corps presence in areas previously unserved by Foster Grandparent and Senior Companion programming.
Aug 24, 2018
80 AmeriCorps members were sworn into service today by Congressman Steve Stivers who officially administered the AmeriCorps pledge. This class, all of whom are serving with the AmeriCorps VISTA program, will join the more than 75,000 AmeriCorps members who serve throughout the country.
Aug 7, 2018
As part of its annual recruitment effort, the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), the federal agency that administers the AmeriCorps program, today released its annual rankings of the states and cities that generate the most AmeriCorps members.
Jul 23, 2018
The Corporation for National and Community for Service hosted hundreds of nonprofit and volunteer leaders in Washington, D.C. last week for the 2018 National Senior Corps Convening when representatives from Senior Corps programs across the country traveled to the region to learn from national experts and gain valuable insights from peers.
Jun 16, 2018
Three teams of AmeriCorps members have been deployed to Hawaii to join assistance efforts for survivors of the recent Kilauea volcanic eruption and earthquakes in Hilo, Hawaii. The 20 young people, all of whom serve through FEMA Corps, a unit of AmeriCorps NCCC, departed for the island on Saturday from Jackson, Miss.
Apr 30, 2018
The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), the federal agency that oversees Senior Corps, will celebrate the valuable contributions made by older volunteers during the eighth annual Senior Corps Week, taking place April 29 – May 5 during Older Americans Month.
Apr 3, 2018
More than 5,200 mayors, county officials, and tribal leaders will participate in a nationwide effort to recognize the impact of AmeriCorps and Senior Corps during the sixth-annual National Service Recognition Day. Together, these elected officials represent 216 million Americans, or two-thirds of the U.S. population – the largest event yet.
Mar 14, 2018
This week, thousands of Americans across the country will participate in AmeriCorps Week, celebrating the contributions of the more than 1 million AmeriCorps members and alumni who have pledged to “get things done” for America. The weeklong celebration also spotlights the contributions and support of thousands of local organizations that make AmeriCorps programs possible.
Feb 20, 2018
Barbara Stewart set a tone of stability and optimism on her first day as CEO of the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), the federal agency responsible for service and volunteering programs. Stewart was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on February 7 after being nominated by President Donald J. Trump in November of 2017.
Feb 2, 2018
Continuing recovery efforts in areas impacted by 2017 disasters, the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), the federal agency for service and volunteering, began the New Year deploying more than 450 AmeriCorps members to areas impacted, including the U.S. Virgin Islands, Florida, and Puerto Rico. These members join the nearly 4,000 AmeriCorps and Senior Corps members who have responded to the California wildfires and Hurricane Harvey, Irma, and Maria.
Jan 15, 2018
On Monday, January 15, the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), the federal agency responsible for AmeriCorps and Senior Corps and the nation’s volunteering efforts, will lead thousands of organizations around the country to make it “a day on, not a day off” in honor of the annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. National Day of Service.
Dec 6, 2017
The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), the federal agency that leads AmeriCorps, and the Peace Corps celebrated a major milestone for their joint Employers of National Service initiative, reaching more than 500 public and private-sector companies that have made a commitment to hire AmeriCorps and Peace Corps alumni.
Nov 16, 2017
The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) has released new data showing the total amount higher education and loan-holding institutions have received in Segal AmeriCorps Education Award payments since the program’s inception in 1994. A full list of payment amounts to these AmeriSchools by state can be found here.
Nov 9, 2017
This Veterans Day, the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) will honor all veterans, including those veterans who serve through its AmeriCorps and Senior Corps programs, as well as national service members who support veterans and military families.
Oct 27, 2017
Funding supports 15 grants to State Service Commissions boosting the impact of volunteers to tackle local issues
Oct 13, 2017
As part of the federal government’s ongoing recovery efforts, the Corporation for the National and Community Service (CNCS), the agency for service and volunteering, sent nearly 30 additional AmeriCorps members to Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands to support Hurricane Maria recovery efforts. These members of the agency’s elite disaster response team will join the more than 75 AmeriCorps members already deployed.
Sep 29, 2017
AmeriCorps members from all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and U.S. territories, including Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, have deployed to areas affected by Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria. Led by the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), they make up the more than 2,000 AmeriCorps and Senior Corps members aiding in recovery and response efforts in Florida, Puerto Rico, Texas, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and other impacted areas.
Sep 29, 2017
As part of the federal government’s ongoing recovery efforts, the Corporation for the National and Community Service (CNCS), the agency for service and volunteering, has committed more than 2,000 AmeriCorps and Senior Corps members to communities impacted by Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria. Since August, AmeriCorps and Senior Corps disaster teams have been dispatched to Texas, Florida, Georgia, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
Sep 28, 2017
The Corporation for National and Community Service, the federal agency for volunteering and service, announced it has invested more than $10.5 million in opioid-related AmeriCorps and Senior Corps projects to address the current epidemic. The federal investment supports 1,200 AmeriCorps and Senior Corps members in more than 150 communities across 45 states.
Sep 21, 2017
The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), the federal agency for volunteering and service, has deployed more than 1,800 AmeriCorps and Senior Corps members to areas impacted by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma. This includes Americans serving with FEMA Corps and AmeriCorps Disaster Response Teams (A-DRTs), CNCS’s elite, specialty-trained disaster response crews.
Sep 15, 2017
The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) has activated 23 AmeriCorps Disaster Response Teams, including FEMA Corps, to support recovery operations in areas affected by Hurricane Irma, including Florida, Georgia, and Puerto Rico. These AmeriCorps members are supporting recovery and shelter operations with the American Red Cross, Save the Children, and FEMA.
Sep 13, 2017
Winners represent Georgia, Iowa, New Mexico, New York, and WashingtonWashington, D.C. – The annual excellence in AmeriCorps award winners were announced today by the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), the federal agency that administers AmeriCorps,  during the 2017 AmeriCorps Symposium in Washington, D.C.  This year, five winners were honored for their community impact and commitment to service.
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