Corporation for National and Community Service - Newsroom Feed The Corporation for National and Community Service provides opportunities for Americans of all ages and backgrounds to serve their communities and country through three programs: Senior Corps, AmeriCorps, and Learn and Serve America. Together with USA Freedom Corps, the Corporation is working to foster a culture of citizenship, service, and responsibility in America. en-us Tuesday, September 16, 2008 0 Corporation for National and Community Service 155 70 SAVE THE DATE: 2008 Learn and Serve America Annual Grantee Training October 21-24, 2008, Learn and Serve America will host its annual Grantee Training at the Sheraton Crystal City, in Arlington Virginia. We will offer pre-conference sessions throughout the day on October 21. The full group will convene on October 22 at 8:30 am for the opening plenary session and continue through 1:30 pm on Friday, October 24. All attendees are expected to attend the entire conference. If you cannot participate, please designate someone from your organization to attend in your absence. Every organization receiving Learn and Serve America grant funding must be represented.Friday, October 24, 2008 9/11 Anniversary, seven years since the September 11 attacks, Americans will remember the day with solemn memorials, prayers, and moments of silence. Thursday, September 11, 2008 President Bush Renews His Post-9/11 Call to Service; Honors the Compassion of America's Volunteers 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 othersMonday, September 08, 2008 Corporate Pro-Bono Volunteering Campaign Tops $400 Million 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. Monday, September 08, 2008 What Are You Doing for the Learn & Serve Challenge? an exciting month for national service! The President will deliver a major speech on service next Monday, September 8th from the south lawn of the White House. Then from September 11-12, many of us will take part in Service Nation in New York to promote a new era of citizen service in America. On September 16th, the Corporation will hold its last board meeting of the Administration. And the following week, I'll be one of many who will get to meet lots of our national service practitioners, leaders, and colleagues when they descend on Washington. These events will shine a national spotlight on service and help all Americans see that service is the solution to tackling the tough problems our country faces. Friday, September 05, 2008 Reminder -- Scheduled System Outage -- Friday, September 5, 8:00 PM EDT, due to a planned database upgrade, the Corporation's systems - including the My AmeriCorps Portal, Recruitment System, eGrants and eSPAN - will be unavailable Friday, September 5, 8:00 PM EDT through Monday, September 8, 8:00 AM EDT. This outage will not impact the Corporation's email or phone systems.Thursday, September 04, 2008 National Service Responds to Hurricane Gustav with Evacuation and Sheltering Support 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.Wednesday, September 03, 2008 Volunteers Needed to Staff Shelters for Hurricane Gustav Evacuees 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. Monday, September 01, 2008 Preparing for Hurricane Gustav the day marking the third anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, the Gulf Coast is bracing for what could be another large scale hurricane.Friday, August 29, 2008 Scheduled System Outage -- Friday, September 5, 8:00 PM EDT Corporation's systems - including the My AmeriCorps Portal, Recruitment System, eGrants and eSPAN - will be unavailable Friday, September 5, 8:00 PM EDT through Monday, September 8, 8:00 AM EDT to accommodate an important database upgrade. This upgrade will allow for increased stability and capacity and better integration of the Corporation's systems.Thursday, August 28, 2008 Three Years After Katrina, National Service Remains a Critical Force in Rebuilding Effort years after Hurricane Katrina unleashed a wave of devastation across the Gulf Coast, national service programs continue to provide critical support in meeting local needs, building homes, managing volunteers, and helping communities come back better and stronger. Monday, August 25, 2008 National Service Agency Announces New Steps to Strengthen Support for Native American Communities Corporation for National and Community Service today announced two major steps to increase its commitment and support for Native American communities in using national service as a solution to tackle social and economic challenges.Wednesday, August 20, 2008 First Class of NCCC Members To Be Inducted at Iowa Campus first class of members to serve at the newest National Civilian Community Corps campus will be inducted during an 11 a.m. ceremony on August 11. David Eisner, CEO of the Corporation for National and Community Service, which oversees NCCC and other AmeriCorps programs, will be on hand for the event, as will Sen. Tom Harkin, D-Iowa. Also attending will be Merlene Mazyck, director of NCCC.Friday, August 08, 2008 AmeriCorps Awards $2.2 Million to Eight Organizations Corporation for National and Community Service today announced results of its final 2008 grants competition, with more than $2.2 million being awarded to eight organizations funding 230 new AmeriCorps members to help communities provide healthy and educational environments for children, as well as support Midwest disaster response and recovery.Friday, August 08, 2008 Learn and Serve America Announces Grants to Boost Math and Science Education through Service-Learning organizations will use service-learning to ignite the passion for math and science in thousands of low-income students, thanks to grants announced today by Learn and Serve America. Tuesday, August 05, 2008 Volunteering 61 Million Strong; Need and Momentum Grow most comprehensive research on U.S. volunteering ever assembled shows volunteering in America is strong and poised for growth, as momentum for service grows across the sectors and the need for volunteers is heightened by the economic downturn.Monday, July 28, 2008 National Organizations Selected to Lead 2009 King Day of Service growing movement to make the King Holiday a national day of service will get a powerful boost from the leadership of seven national organizations selected for King Day of Service grants from the Corporation for National and Community Service.Thursday, July 24, 2008 Planned System Outage, July 16, 8:00 - 8:30 PM EST today the My AmeriCorps Recruitment system began to experience periodic problems. In order to alleviate this problem we need to reboot the Corporation's servers causing our systems - including the My AmeriCorps Portal, Recruitment System, and eGrants - to be unavailable for approximately 30 minutes. The reboot is scheduled to begin at 8:00 PM EST and will terminate all actions within these systems. We anticipate having the systems back up by 8:30 PM EST. Wednesday, July 16, 2008 CEO Statement on Senate FY09 Appropriations promised, here are the numbers reported out by the Senate Appropriations Committee in the Labor-HHS-Education Appropriations bill for fiscal year 2009. The bill provides $888,462,000 for the Corporation and its programs.Friday, June 27, 2008 President Highlights Impact of Service At White House Faith-Based Conference power of volunteers to transform lives and tackle deep-rooted social problems including the drop-out epidemic, addiction, homelessness, and HIV/AIDS became a primary focus of a two-day White House gathering of more than 1,500 religious and nonprofit leaders from across the country. Friday, June 27, 2008