Archived Press Releases

Jul 14, 2010
TheOfficial Will Visit Hamilton Living Waters Ministries, Inc. to Observe Anti-Hunger Program in Partnership with U.S. Department of AgricultureHamilton, OH—Eric Tanenblatt, Vice Chair of the Board of Directors of the Corporation for National and Community Service, met with Hamilton City Mayor Pat Moeller, the City Council and state and local leaders to discuss strategies to leverage citizen service to solve local problems.
Jul 8, 2010
Administration Official Set to Visit Local AmeriCorps NCCC CampusVicksburg, MS – Patrick Corvington, CEO of the Corporation for National and Community Service, will meet with Vicksburg Mayor Paul E. Winfield and state and local leaders to discuss strategies to leverage citizen service to solve local problems.
Jul 8, 2010
Administration Official to Meet with State and Local leaders; Tour Program SitesSan Antonio, TX – Patrick Corvington, CEO of the Corporation for National and Community Service, will deliver the keynote at the National Council of La Raza's 2010 National Conference on Saturday, July 10. Corvington will outline the agency's plan to expand volunteer opportunities that engage diverse communities in service to help solve local problems.
Jul 7, 2010
Mobile, AL – Patrick Corvington, CEO of the Corporation for National and Community Service, will meet with state and local officials tomorrow to discuss the national service and social sector's response to the Deepwater Horizon BP Oil Spill. More than a dozen of the Corporation's grantees and nonprofit organizations will join the discussion on effective ways service can help address the short-and long-term needs of those affected.
Jun 30, 2010
Special guest to join press conference call; conference conveners to detail volunteer efforts to preserve the Gulf CoastNEW YORK—The conveners of the world's largest gathering of service and volunteer leaders will announce the location and dates of their 2011 event on a press conference call on Wednesday, June 30 at 1:30 PM ET.
Jun 30, 2010
Secretary Duncan to Deliver Keynote Speech, Participate inPanel Discussion for Role of Service in Remaking American Education Forum
Jun 29, 2010
Patrick Corvington Leads First Strategic Plan Listening Session at 2010 ConferenceNew York City —Patrick Corvington, CEO of the Corporation for National and Community Service, issued a call to action and challenged service leaders to focus on results at an open-dialogue National Service Town Hall meeting today at the 2010 National Conference on Volunteering and Service in New York City.
Jun 28, 2010
New York, NY — The Corporation for National and Community Service will present three outstanding volunteers with the “Spirit of Service Award” at its National Conference on Volunteering and Service today. The awards are given annually to individuals representing each of the Corporation's three national service programs – AmeriCorps, Senior Corps, and Learn and Serve America – who have performed exemplary service in their communities.
Jun 24, 2010
THE WHITE HOUSEOffice of the Press SecretaryWASHINGTON – Today, President Barack Obama announced his intent to nominate the following individuals to the Board of Directors of the Corporation for National and Community Service:
Jun 24, 2010
Washington, DC – President Obama announced his intention to nominate seven members to the Board of Directors of the Corporation for National and Community Service today.
Jun 23, 2010
Washington D.C. -- The Corporation for National and Community Service today announced more than $3 million in new grants to support Native American communities in using national service as a solution to tackle social and economic challenges.The 18 tribal grants will support a range of projects including cultural and language preservation, economic development, health and wellness, youth leadership, education attainment, and traditional lands preservation.
Jun 19, 2010
National Service Agency CEO and U.S. Secretaries Call on Fathers to Build a Legacy of Service Washington DC –In a special Father’s Day video, Patrick Corvington, CEO of the Corporation for National and Community Service, joined by four U.S. Secretaries, encourages fathers to celebrate the holiday by volunteering with their children to help others.
Jun 15, 2010
Washington, DC – Despite difficult economic times, the number of Americans volunteering in their communities jumped by 1.6 million last year, the largest increase in six years, according to a report released today by the Corporation for National and Community Service.The Corporation's annual Volunteering in America report found that 63.4 million Americans volunteered through a formal organization last year, giving more than 8.1 billion hours of volunteer service worth an estimated $169 billion.
May 13, 2010
Congressional Leaders Join VISTAs to Honor Program's 45th AnniversaryWashington, DC—More than 200 AmeriCorps VISTA members, alumni and supporters joined Congressional leaders and Patrick Corvington, CEO of the Corporation for National and Community Service, at a Capitol Hill reception to laud VISTA's transformative impact on our nation's most vulnerable communities and those who serve.
May 12, 2010
Washington DC – The Board of Directors of the Corporation for National and Community Service has elected Mark Gearan to serve as Chair and Eric Tanenblatt to serve as Vice Chair, continuing a tradition of bipartisanship that has been a hallmark of the board since its creation. The bipartisan leadership team has extensive experience in the service movement, both having worked at the Peace Corps and served on the Corporation’s board.  They bring a keen understanding of the American political process, having served in senior government positions under four Presidents.
Apr 26, 2010
MEDIA ADVISORYNational Service CEO to Address Council on Foundations, Meet with AmeriCorps NCCC Members in Denver
Apr 16, 2010
A Proclamation by the President of the United States of America
Apr 7, 2010
Washington, DC—The Corporation for National and Community Service named Paul Carttar as Director of the Social Innovation Fund (SIF) today. Carttar is a recognized leader in the fields of nonprofit management and social innovation.
Feb 17, 2010
At 1-Year Anniversary of Recovery Act, AmeriCorps Shows Impact on Communities and NonprofitsWashington D.C. – They are connecting the unemployed to jobs, preventing home foreclosures, weatherizing homes, teaching in underserved schools, restoring parks, and recruiting volunteers. Their ranks include laid-off workers, retirees, and recent college grads.
Jan 26, 2010
Washington, DC—The Corporation for National and Community Service issued a Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) today that will provide grant funding to launch new RSVP projects – service projects that recruit volunteers ages 55 and over – in communities not served and expand existing service programs.“These funds increase service opportunities for older Americans to help address the challenges facing communities across the nation,” said Nicola Goren, the Corporation's Acting CEO.
Jan 18, 2010
President and Mrs. Obama, Cabinet Secretaries, Senior Administration Officials Honor Martin Luther King, Jr. National Day of Service by Participating in Community Service Projects Around Washington, DC
Jan 18, 2010
Goren to Deliver Remarks on National MLK Day of Service Initiative During Virtual Town Hall(Editor's Note: Visit Serve.gov to view real-time Tweets, photos, blogposts, and videos about the MLK Day of Service from volunteers and project leaders across the country.)
Jan 17, 2010
President, First Lady to Serve Monday in Honor of Dr. KingWashington, DC—President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama will join hundreds of thousands of Americans across the country in honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. by participating in a volunteer service project on the King Holiday, the White House announced.
Jan 17, 2010
By: Isaac Newton Farris, Jr. and Stephen GoldsmithDr. Martin Luther King, Jr. once posed what he called "Life's persistent and most urgent question." It was not about civil rights, justice, or peace. It was: "What are you doing for others?"
Jan 17, 2010
Washington, DC—A record number of state and federal elected officials will roll up their sleeves to serve local communities across the country tomorrow, Monday, January 18, the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service.
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