Archived Press Releases

May 20, 2009
Washington, D.C. - To help implement landmark national service legislation, the Board of Directors of the Corporation for National and Community Service turned the microphone over to nearly 50 speakers who shared their thoughts on the Edward M. Kennedy Serve America Act at a public listening session earlier today.
May 15, 2009
600 AmeriCorps Supporters Expected at May 16 GameWashington, DC -- AmeriCorps members, alums, and friends will be on hand to cheer the Washington Nationals baseball team on May 16 when the Nats face the Philadelphia Phillies. The evening marks the close of AmeriCorps Week, an annual event honoring the contributions that AmeriCorps members make to our country. As many as 600 AmeriCorps supporters are expected to attend the game.
May 14, 2009
Washington DC -- As part of AmeriCorps Week, the Corporation for National and Community Service today announced $85 million in Recovery Act grants to put 10,000 AmeriCorps members in distressed communities to meet critical social needs resulting from the economic crisis.
May 12, 2009
Highlights Importance of Service to Her Life and Obama AgendaWashington DC -- Calling service “the reason that I breathe” and a cause “near and dear to my heart,” First Lady Michelle Obama gave an impassioned address about the central importance of service in her life and in the Obama Administration's vision for America's future to employees of the Corporation for National and Community Service this afternoon. (Read the First Lady's remarks)
May 11, 2009
Annual Event Comes as AmeriCorps Expands and Applications Skyrocket by 230% Washington DC -- From protecting rivers in Minnesota and greening New York City parks to building wheelchair ramps in Florida and restoring Alaska forest trails, the third annual AmeriCorps Week will spotlight how AmeriCorps members are tackling tough national problems through intensive national service.
May 5, 2009
Washington DC -- AmeriCorps is turning to its far-flung network of members and alums for help in recruiting the next class of AmeriCorps members by hosting a video and photo contest as part of AmeriCorps Week.
Apr 29, 2009
Washington D.C. -- President Obama’s pledge to make service a central cause of his presidency has resulted in major achievements in the first 100 days, from passage of landmark legislation expanding service opportunities to funding new AmeriCorps positions to inspiring Americans to help their neighbors at a time of need.
Apr 27, 2009
The National College Football Champion Florida Gators visited the White House last week. Joe Kennedy of the Office of Public Liaison at the White House discusses the visit and introduces a video where they discuss why they are so dedicated to service in their community:
Apr 24, 2009
Albuquerque, NM – Capping off a big week for service, Acting CEO of the Corporation for National and Community Service Nicola Goren traveled here today to swear in the first of up to 13,000 AmeriCorps members funded by the Recovery Act, putting boots on the ground to assist Americans hardest hit by the economic downturn.
Apr 21, 2009
WASHINGTON – Today, President Barack Obama announced his intention to nominate Maria Eitel to be Chief Executive Officer for the Corporation for National and Community Service.
Apr 21, 2009
Act Launches New Era of Service at Time of Great Need; National Service CEO Named
Apr 3, 2009
Washington, DC - Public service announcements released today by the Corporation for National and Community Service are designed to encourage teachers, students, and parents to bring service-learning into their schools and communities.
Mar 31, 2009
Detailed Summary of the Edward M. Kennedy Serve America Act (as of 3/31/2009 - 70 KB PDF)Highlights of the Edward M. Kennedy Serve America Act (as of 3/26/2009)
Mar 30, 2009
H.R. 1388, Senate-passed as of 3-26-2009Reauthorizes and Expands the Mission of the Corporation for National and Community Service, by:
Mar 26, 2009
Washington D.C. -- Following House action last week, the United States Senate today voted 79-19 to pass the most sweeping expansion and reform of national service programs in a generation.After renaming the legislation the “Edward M. Kennedy Serve America Act,” the Senate burst into a standing ovation for the Massachusetts Senator, who crafted the legislation along with Senator Hatch and whose entire life has been devoted to public service.
Mar 20, 2009
Nashville, Tenn. -- Outstanding service-learning leaders were honored last night with Spirit of Service Awards at the National Service Learning Conference.The awards were presented by the Corporation for National and Community Service, the country’s largest supporter of service-learning through its Learn and Serve America program. The Spirit of Service Awards pay tribute to the most outstanding participants in the Corporation’s Learn and Serve America, AmeriCorps, and Senior Corps programs.
Mar 19, 2009
Nashville, Tenn. - Service-learning participants have a new tool to help them spread the word about service-learning: a communications toolkit packed with resources to aid teachers, students, and community leaders in promoting service-learning to educators, administrators and other decision-makers.
Mar 18, 2009
Washington D.C. – In a rousing address to a fired-up gathering of YouthBuild AmeriCorps members on the National Mall today, First Lady Michelle Obama stressed the importance of community service in rebuilding lives and reinforced the Administration’s commitment to expanding service opportunities for all Americans.
Mar 18, 2009
Washington, DC – The U.S. House of Representatives today passed the most significant overhaul and expansion of national service programs in 16 years, acting on President Obama’s call to increase service opportunities for Americans of all ages to help address the economic crisis and usher in a new era of service and responsibility for our nation.
Mar 17, 2009
Joe Acaba Traded a Classroom for Outer Space 
Feb 25, 2009
Calls for Passage of Serve America Act; AmeriCorps Alum Guest in First Lady’s BoxWashington D.C. – In his address to a joint session of Congress last night, President Obama called on the ingenuity and can-do spirit of the American people to help the nation recover and rebuild from its economic crisis.
Feb 25, 2009
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Peace Corps and the Corporation for National and Community Service have signed an agreement to promote joint recruiting efforts and will work together to strengthen institutional ties.
Feb 4, 2009
(Washington DC) – The Board of the Corporation for National and Community Service Tuesday elected Alan D. Solomont, as its chairman. .The Corporation is the nation’s largest grant maker for volunteering and service, engaging more than four million Americans of all ages and backgrounds in service each year through its Senior Corps, AmeriCorps, VISTA, NCCC, and Learn and Serve America programs. The agency provides vital support for America’s voluntary and nonprofit sector through grants, volunteers, training, research, and other support.
Feb 4, 2009
Washington, D.C. - Hyepin Im, founder and president of Los Angeles-based Korean Churches for Community Development, will help guide national policy for service and volunteering as a member of the Board of Directors of the Corporation for National and Community Service.
Jan 19, 2009
635 Colleges Named to Third Annual Higher Ed Honor RollWashington, DC - Six colleges and universities are receiving top honors among 635 institutions of higher learning that were named today to the 2008 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll. The six will be recognized during the American Council on Education Annual Conference in Washington, February 8-9.
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