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Dec 16, 2014, 07:30 ET

New Report: 1 in 4 Americans Volunteer; Two-Thirds Help Neighbors

As the holiday season spotlights acts of kindness and giving back, a new federal study shows that 1 in 4 Americans volunteered through an...

Dec 08, 2014, 13:16 ET

Four Colleges and Universities Earn Presidential Honor for Community Service

The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) today announced the 2014 President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll,...

Sep 09, 2014, 07:00 ET

Presidents Clinton, George W. Bush, and George H.W. Bush to Join President Obama to Commemorate AmeriCorps 20th Anniversary

Presidents Bill Clinton, George H.W. Bush, and George W. Bush will join President Obama in marking the 20th anniversary of the AmeriCorps national...

Apr 01, 2014, 09:34 ET

More than 1,750 Mayors Unite to Recognize Impact of National Service

 More than 1,750 mayors from all 50 states and the District of Columbia,  Guam, and Puerto Rico are standing together in support of...

Mar 31, 2014, 10:23 ET

New Public-Private Partnership to Prepare Young People for College and Careers

The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), the federal agency that administers AmeriCorps, and Points of Light, one of the world's...

Mar 19, 2014, 15:02 ET
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AmeriCorps Program Demonstrates Significant Impact on Student Reading

A rigorous third-party evaluation of the nation's largest AmeriCorps tutoring program has found that elementary students tutored by AmeriCorps...

Jan 31, 2014, 13:51 ET
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Mayors of Super Bowl Cities Wager Volunteer Service

As part of 'Service Bowl,' winning mayor to host community service project with AmeriCorps members and local volunteers  As the Denver...

Jan 16, 2014, 12:44 ET
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MLK Day of Service Kicks Off Year of Citizen Action

Hundreds of thousands of Americans to help create economic opportunities in their communities On Monday, thousands of organizations across the...

Dec 16, 2013, 07:50 ET
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New Federal Report Finds 1 in 4 Americans Volunteer

Americans Volunteered 7.9 Billion Hours in 2012; Gen Xers and Parents Lead the Way  A new national study released today by the Corporation...

Jun 18, 2013, 10:20 ET
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New Study Finds Volunteering Increases Likelihood of Finding a Job

A groundbreaking new report from the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) provides the most compelling empirical evidence to date...

May 06, 2013, 13:58 ET
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Senior Volunteering at a 10-Year High

 According to new data released today by the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), senior volunteering is at a 10-year high...

Jan 15, 2013, 15:15 ET

Americans to Mark Weekend of Service, Unite to Address Local Challenges

MLK Day of Service Projects in all 50 states coincide with 57th Presidential Inaugural and National Day of Service Thousands of...

Dec 12, 2012, 06:00 ET

Volunteering Among Americans Hits Five-Year High

Parents of school-aged children volunteer at higher rate than overall population; nation's education chief says schools are an essential hub for...

Sep 13, 2012, 17:59 ET
Vicksburg, Miss., Sep. 13, 2012 -- Wendy Spencer, CEO of the Corporation for National and Community Service, addresses the inaugural class of FEMA Corps members at an induction ceremony. FEMA Corps members assist with disaster preparedness, response, and recovery activities. They provide support in areas ranging from working with disaster survivors to supporting disaster recovery centers to sharing valuable disaster preparedness information with the public.  (PRNewsFoto/Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS))

Nation's First FEMA Corps Members Sworn In to Begin Disaster Response Service

 A historic new collaboration between two federal agencies to strengthen the nation's disaster response capabilities was launched today as...

Sep 05, 2012, 15:51 ET

Americans to Mark September 11th Anniversary by Volunteering to Make a Difference in Their Communities

Nonprofit, business, faith-based, and government organizations unite as part of National Day of Service and Remembrance The Corporation for...

May 21, 2012, 11:00 ET

One Year After Joplin Tornado, AmeriCorps Still Hard at Work

National Service CEO to Survey Progress, Meet Joplin Leaders, and Thank Volunteers  One year after a devastating tornado ripped through...

May 07, 2012, 07:00 ET

Volunteers 55+ are Meeting Critical Needs; Represent Powerful Resource for Communities

Senior Corps Week – May 7-11 – honors Senior Corps volunteers for "Making A Difference for Generations" and encourages more communities...

Mar 12, 2012, 09:30 ET
Vince Legarza, a center for the Miami University Redhawks basketball team and an international studies major, is one of several players who volunteer with the Big Brothers Big Sisters program.  (PRNewsFoto/The Corporation for National and Community Service)

Colleges Awarded Presidential Honor for Community Service

The Corporation for National and Community Service and the U.S. Department of Education today honored the nation's leading colleges and...

Jan 11, 2012, 06:00 ET
The Martin Luther King Jr. Federal Holiday is a National Day of Service, and a time to re-commit ourselves to serving each other and our communities.  (PRNewsFoto/Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS))

MLK Day Will Be Marked as a National Day of Service

Projects in All 50 States; Economic Opportunity a Key Focus Momentum is building for the annual Martin Luther King Day of Service, as...

Sep 19, 2011, 07:00 ET

One in Four Older Americans Makes a Positive Impact in Local Communities Through Volunteering, Providing More Than $64 Billion in Annual Economic Benefit to the U.S.

New data released today by the Corporation for National and Community Service indicates that 18.7 million older adults – more than a quarter...