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Sep 29, 2017, 15:53 ET AmeriCorps Responds to Hurricane Maria; Strengthens Ongoing Recovery in Texas and Florida

As part of the federal government's ongoing recovery efforts, the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), the agency for service and...


May 16, 2017, 08:30 ET Older Americans Provide Services Valued at $78 Billion to U.S. Economy

The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), the federal agency that oversees Senior Corps, will celebrate the critical...


Apr 04, 2017, 08:00 ET More than 4,520 Mayors Unite in Support of AmeriCorps and Senior Corps

More than 4,520 mayors, county officials, and tribal leaders will participate in a nationwide effort to recognize the impact of AmeriCorps and...


Feb 24, 2017, 09:09 ET Federal Social Innovation Fund Celebrates $1 Billion Milestone

As part of the Social Innovation Fund (SIF) week, the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), the federal agency for volunteering...


Jan 13, 2017, 09:30 ET New Report: AmeriCorps Service Leaves Lasting Impression on Alumni; Improves Education and Career Outcomes

Alumni of the AmeriCorps program credit their year of service for leadership skills that bridge divides, solve problems, and open doors to...


Jan 11, 2017, 10:54 ET MLK Day Offers Americans Opportunity to Unite through Service

As America prepares to celebrate the life of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., the federal agency responsible for AmeriCorps and the...


Nov 15, 2016, 08:30 ET New Report: Service Unites Americans; Volunteers Give Service Worth $184 Billion

As America enters the holiday season searching for unity at a time of division, a new federal study shows that volunteer service is a core American...


Mar 11, 2016, 11:26 ET Internet Sensation, 106-year-old Dancing Grandma Receives President's Lifetime Achievement Award for Service

 Less than two weeks ago, the video of 106-year-old dancing Grandma Virginia McLaurin meeting with President and Mrs. Obama became an Internet...


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...


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...


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...


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...


Jan 16, 2014, 12:44 ET 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 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...


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 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...


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...


May 12, 2011, 16:53 ET Nation's Top Colleges for Community Service Receive Presidential Recognition

As colleges across the country honor their graduates this commencement season, the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) today...


Sep 21, 2010, 09:44 ET National Service Agency Highlights Impact of 55+ Volunteers

First-Ever Senior Corps Week Celebrates Volunteers "Making a Difference for Generations" For more than four decades, Americans age 55 and up have...


Sep 16, 2010, 11:38 ET First National Assessment on Civic Life in America Shows Millions Working to Solve Local Problems

Minnesota, Montana, Vermont, Alaska, Utah, Washington Ranked as Top States Columbus, OH; Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN; Portland, OR; Seattle, WA; and...


Jul 22, 2010, 10:30 ET Inaugural Social Innovation Fund Grants Awarded to Experienced Innovators

Portfolio is a collection of bold programs targeting $123 million in resources to community solutions in the areas of economic opportunity, health...


Jul 21, 2010, 17:45 ET National Service Agency CEO to Announce Inaugural Social Innovation Fund Grant Awards to Experienced Innovators

Thursday, July 22 – Webcast announcement at 10:30 a.m. EDT; press Q&A 11:00 a.m. RSVP to SIFRSVP@hillandknowlton.com This Thursday,...