Press Releases

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
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 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 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.
Sep 11, 2017
WASHINGTON, D.C. – This 9/11 Day, tens of thousands of Americans will unite with a common purpose to volunteer as part of the September 11th National Day of Service and Remembrance.  Led by the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), the nationwide efforts pay tribute to and honors the victims and heroes of that day.
Sep 8, 2017
WASHINGTON, D.C. – AmeriCorps and Senior Corps are calling on Americans to unite with a common purpose to remember the events of September 11 and commemorate the tragedy through volunteer service. The nationwide effort, led by the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), pays tribute to and commemorates the victims and heroes of that day.
Sep 6, 2017
The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) has deployed nearly 550 AmeriCorps members, including FEMA Corps, from across the nation to support recovery efforts in Texas. AmeriCorps members are working with the American Red Cross, supporting shelter and mass care operations, as well as providing assistance to FEMA’s logistics and disaster survivor assistance teams.
Sep 1, 2017
The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) has deployed nearly 450 AmeriCorps members, including FEMA Corps, from across the nation to support recovery efforts in Texas. AmeriCorps members are working with the American Red Cross, supporting shelter and mass care operations, as well as providing assistance to FEMA’s logistics and disaster survivor assistance teams.
Aug 25, 2017
As Hurricane Harvey heads toward Texas, the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), the federal agency that oversees AmeriCorps, Senior Corps, and the nation’s volunteering initiatives, has placed more than 700 members of the AmeriCorps Disaster Response Team (A-DRTs), including FEMA Corps, on standby to deploy at the request of the state and local managers. These teams provide expert manpower for everything from coordinating volunteers to donations management, sandbagging to shelter operations, and debris removal to home repairs.
Jul 11, 2017
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) today announced more than $5.3 million in Senior Corps RSVP funding to support senior volunteer service in 50 new communities across the country. These grants awarded to nonprofits and community agencies will expand RSVP’s presence in areas previously unserved by Senior Corps RSVP programs.
Jun 9, 2017
The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) today announced $532 million in AmeriCorps funding to help national and local organizations, faith-based groups, and educational institutions respond to the most critical issues facing communities in the U.S. This funding will engage Americans in service across all 50 states, including the District of Columbia.
Jun 5, 2017
FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) announces that they will begin recruitment for up to 50 AmeriCorps VISTA members, to support the expansion of FIRST STEM education programs into 33 U.S. communities. The 50 AmeriCorps VISTA members, from the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), the federal agency that administers AmeriCorps, will be placed at sites across the country, providing a service valued at more than $1.4 million in support to FIRST in 2017.
May 17, 2017
The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), the federal agency that oversees AmeriCorps and Senior Corps, was selected as the National VOAD Partner of the Year. The award, presented by National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (NVOAD), recognizes the contributions CNCS programs have had in disaster response and recovery efforts throughout the country during the last year.
May 16, 2017
The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), the federal agency that oversees Senior Corps, will celebrate the critical contributions older volunteers make across the country during the seventh annual Senior Corps Week, taking place May 15-19 during Older Americans Month.
Apr 4, 2017
More than 4,520 mayors, county officials, and tribal leaders will participate in a nationwide effort to recognize the impact of AmeriCorps and Senior Corps during the fifth-annual Mayor, County, and Tribal Recognition Day for National Service. Together, these elected officials represent 194 million citizens, nearly two-thirds of the U.S. population.
Mar 6, 2017
The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), the federal agency that oversees AmeriCorps and Senior Corps, announced today that a team of AmeriCorps VISTA members will support long-term recovery efforts in affected communities. CNCS has dispatched more than 300 national service members to flood response and recovery operations in West Virginia since July.
Mar 1, 2017
The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), the federal agency that administers AmeriCorps and Senior Corps, announced that AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps (NCCC) has helped low-income families secure more than $100 million through their tax returns.
Feb 24, 2017
As part of the Social Innovation Fund (SIF) week, the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), the federal agency for volunteering and service, celebrated a major milestone for the SIF. Since the program’s inception in 2009, CNCS has generated $1 billion in investments for evidence-based community solutions in 46 states and Washington, D.C.  Private and local funders have nearly tripled the federal investment, providing $672 million to expand programs that work.
Feb 1, 2017
The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), the federal agency that administers AmeriCorps, today announced more than $1.4 million in funding for new Senior Corps programs in Wisconsin. This funding, awarded to 10 local organizations, will support more than 350 Foster Grandparent volunteers.
Jan 25, 2017
The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), the federal agency that administers AmeriCorps, announced that more than 60 additional national service members have been deployed to support the response to the wildfires in Tennessee. Nearly 100 AmeriCorps members have been dispatched to the region since CNCS announced its first resources on the ground in early December.
Jan 25, 2017
The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), the federal agency that administers AmeriCorps, announced the first resources deployed to support the response to the severe storms and tornadoes that tore through Mississippi, Georgia, and other southern states. In total, more than three dozen AmeriCorps and Senior Corps members are actively responding, with additional deployments pending and all AmeriCorps Disaster Response Teams on standby.
Back to Top