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Dec 08, 2015, 15:01 ET

New Report: 1 in 4 Americans Volunteer; 3 in 5 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...

Sep 16, 2015, 14:18 ET

First Annual Harkin Awards Honor AmeriCorps Members, Programs

Senator Tom Harkin joined the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) today to present the first annual Tom Harkin Excellence in...

Sep 11, 2015, 08:00 ET

Americans Mark September 11th Anniversary with Volunteer Service

 Senior Administration officials will join thousands of Americans to commemorate the 9/11 anniversary through volunteer service as part of the...

Apr 14, 2015, 08:30 ET

New List Reveals Top States, Cities that Generate AmeriCorps Members

As part of National Volunteer Week, the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), the federal agency that administers the AmeriCorps...

Apr 07, 2015, 08:30 ET

2,630 Mayors and County Leaders Recognize Impact of National Service

A record number of 2,630 mayors and county leaders across the country are uniting to thank AmeriCorps members and Senior Corps volunteers for their...

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...