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Jul 21, 2014
As part of his My Brother’s Keeper initiative, President Obama today announced new AmeriCorps partnerships with federal agencies and the private sector to connect young people to mentoring, support networks, and job skills to help them reach their full potential.
Jul 17, 2014
As we mark the 50th Anniversary of the War on Poverty, A Woman’s Nation, The Corporation for National and Community Service, LIFT, and Bank of America announced today the launch of The Shriver Corps, a new national service partnership utilizing AmeriCorps VISTA members to lift people out of poverty for good in low-income communities across the country.
Jul 16, 2014
Building on its longstanding commitment to Native American communities, the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) today announced $3 million in tribal AmeriCorps grants that will increase the number of AmeriCorps members serving tribal communities by 41 percent.
Jul 7, 2014
The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) today announced it will invest more than $1 million to engage 52 full-time AmeriCorps VISTA members to support the Shaping Our Appalachian Region (SOAR) initiative to improve the economy and quality of life in Eastern Kentucky.
Jun 26, 2014
The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) today announced the launch of its inaugural Social Innovation Fund (SIF) Pay for Success grant competition. The competition will provide $11.2 million in grants to help cities, states and nonprofits develop Pay for Success projects where governments pay service providers only when there are demonstrable results.

Proclamations

Jun 23, 2014
The United States Conference of Mayors endorses national service as a critical and effective solution to community challenges facing mayors across the country.
Apr 30, 2014
OLDER AMERICANS MONTH, 2014 - - - - - - - BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA A PROCLAMATION Older Americans have fortified our country and shap
Apr 22, 2013
NATIONAL VOLUNTEER WEEK, 2013- - - - - - -BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICAA PROCLAMATION
May 1, 2012
America endured great trials and heralded defining triumphs over the course of the 20th century, and the men and women who saw us through that time remain among our Nation's greatest assets.
Apr 10, 2012
Our Nation has been profoundly shaped by ordinary Americans who have volunteered their time and energy to overcome extraordinary challenges.

Official Statements

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.

In the News

May 5, 2013
Cleveland State Community College has been designated a leader among institutions of higher education for their support of volunteering, service-learning, and civic engagement by the Corporation for National and Community Service. Cleveland State was...
May 3, 2013
The Corporation for National and Community Service recently honored California Western School of Law with the highest federal recognition an institute of higher education can receive for its commitment to civic engagement, naming the law school to th...
May 3, 2013
The AmeriCorps VISTA members placed at Baylor will work with the Office of Community Engagement and Service. The contract for both jobs is from July 2013-July 2014. Current VISTA members say their time at Baylor serving the university and the Waco .....
May 3, 2013
The Sun 8 AmeriCorps Team stationed out of Denver, Colo., is working a 5 week detail at the Trinity River National Wildlife Refuge in Liberty, Texas. Aside from the various projects they have worked on for the refuge, Team Members had the opportunity...
May 3, 2013
Staff and Leadership from Cardinal Cushing Centers welcome AmeriCorps team members Courtney Strother, Josh Bracken, Brad Gardner, Hyunjun 'Eddy' Lee, Jaemia Pratt, and Amir Matthews with a breakfast on their Hanover Campus.See all stories on this top...

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