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Press Releases & Announcements
On this page you will find press releases, announcements and other news items from the USA Freedom Corps and agencies that are part of the USA Freedom Corps Coordinating Council or regarding the activities of the USA Freedom Corps.

The White House also issues press releases regarding each of the local volunteers who has greeted President Bush during the course of his travels since March 2002. These individuals have been recognized for their dedicated service to their neighbors and their Nation. Click here to find a complete archive of those press releases.
9/12/2008 USA Freedom Corps Discussed on "Ask the White House"
On September 12th, 2008, Jean Case, Chair of the President's Council on Service and Civic Participation, discussed USA Freedom Corps and ways the President has helped Americans answer the call to serve on "Ask the White House".

9/8/2008 Fact Sheet: USA Freedom Corps: Strengthening Service to Meet Community Needs
On September 8th, 2008, President Bush hosted a White House event highlighting the accomplishments of USA Freedom Corps, the volunteer initiative launched as part of a national Call to Service after the attacks of 9/11 to help more Americans connect with opportunities to serve their neighbors in need. The President honored the work of America's armies of compassion and repeated his call for Americans to devote 4,000 hours – or two years, in service to our country over their lifetimes.

9/8/2008 Corporate Pro-Bono Volunteering Campaign Tops $400 Million
Less than seven months after challenging corporate America to deliver $1 billion in pro bono volunteering support for nonprofits, Corporation for National and Community Service CEO David Eisner hailed $280 million in new pledges that pushed the campaign tally past $406 million, announced new research spotlighting the untapped potential for pro-bono volunteers, and unveiled a new campaign brand, A Billion + Change.

9/8/2008 President Bush Renews His Post-9/11 Call to Service; Honors the Compassion of America’s Volunteers
On a sunny afternoon at the White House in front of thousands of volunteer and service leaders, President Bush today renewed the call he made in the wake of the 9/11 attacks for every American to give 4,000 hours or two years of their lives in service to others.

9/4/2008 Peace Corps' Coverdell World Wise Schools Partners with New Jersey
The Peace Corps announced its partnership between its Coverdell World Wise Schools (CWWS) program and the New Jersey Department of Education today.

9/3/2008 Peace Corps Director Visits the Philippines
Peace Corps Director Ron Tschetter concluded a five-day tour of the Philippines this past week on a trip that was highlighted by visits with Filipino President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, other Filipino government officials, and Peace Corps Volunteers.

9/3/2008 Peace Corps Fellows/USA Partners with Bowling Green State University
The Peace Corps recently welcomed the Bowling Green State University (BGSU), in Bowling Green, Ohio, as its newest Fellows/USA partner school. The campus joins almost 50 other institutions in offering the Fellows/USA option to returned Peace Corps Volunteers. BGSU's program, housed in the School of Leadership and Policy, will grant successful Fellows master's degrees in Cross-Cultural and International Education.

9/3/2008 National Service Responds to Hurricane Gustav with Evacuation and Sheltering Support
As tens of thousands of Gulf Coast residents fled Hurricane Gustav’s destructive path last weekend, hundreds of AmeriCorps members and Senior Corps volunteers were on hand to assist in the evacuation and set up and staff emergency shelters.

9/1/2008 Volunteers Needed to Staff Shelters for Hurricane Gustav Evacuees
As Hurricane Gustav evacuees by the thousands head for safety, volunteers are needed to staff shelters and feeding programs in Louisiana, Texas, and Mississippi. Local volunteers are already helping, but more are needed.

8/28/2008 A Legacy To Remember
For Ted Pack of Hughson, Calif., who joined the Peace Corps in 1970, having a daughter who would pursue the Peace Corps 38 years later was a big surprise. However, as the agency approaches its 50th anniversary, more and more second and even third generation Peace Corps Volunteers heed the call to service that their parents, grandparents, aunts and uncles did before them. Now married with three children, Ted's oldest daughter, Heather Pack, decided to follow in her father's footsteps and join the Peace Corps.