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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,...

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...

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...

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...

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 09, 2011, 13:25 ET

Americans Remember September 11th by Serving

Hundreds of Thousands Volunteer in All 50 States on September 11th National Day of Service and Remembrance  On the tenth anniversary of the...

Aug 08, 2011, 22:01 ET

New Report: Americans Devote 8.1 Billion Hours to Volunteering in 2010

Generation X Deepens Commitment, Serves More Than 2.3 Billion Hours in their Communities Volunteers provide a powerful economic and social...