Learn and Serve America - Newsroom Feed http://www.learnandserve.gov Learn and Serve America is administered by the Corporation for National and Community Service, which also oversees Senior Corps and AmeriCorps. In addition to making grants, Learn and Serve America serves as a national resource on service-learning to nonprofit groups, educational institutions, teachers, faculty members, schools, and community groups. Together with the USA Freedom Corps, the Corporation is working to build a culture of citizenship, service, and responsibility. en-us Thu, 5 Mar 2009 00:00:00 EST 0 http://www.learnandserve.gov/images/logos/ls_logo.gif Learn and Serve America http://www.learnandserve.gov 120 120 President Obama's FY 2010 Budget Request for National Servicehttp://www.learnandserve.gov/about/newsroom/statements_detail.asp?tbl_pr_id=1243Earlier today President Obama released his budget request for Fiscal Year 2010. I am pleased to report that the budget proposes $1.13 billion for the Corporation and its programs, an increase of $241 million from the 2009 likely enacted level. This request demonstrates the President's strong commitment to national service and his belief in the critical importance of engaging citizens in tackling the tough challenges facing our nation.Speeches and Official StatementsThu, 26 Feb 2009 00:00:00 EST President Obama Calls for American Generosity in Time of Crisishttp://www.learnandserve.gov/about/newsroom/releases_detail.asp?tbl_pr_id=1238In his address to a joint session of Congress last night, President Obama called on the ingenuity and can-do spirit of the American people to help the nation recover and rebuild from its economic crisis. Press Releases and AnnouncementsWed, 25 Feb 2009 00:00:00 EST Peace Corps and National Service Agency Team Up on Recruitmenthttp://www.learnandserve.gov/about/newsroom/releases_detail.asp?tbl_pr_id=1242The Peace Corps and the Corporation for National and Community Service have signed an agreement to promote joint recruiting efforts and will work together to strengthen institutional ties. Press Releases and AnnouncementsWed, 25 Feb 2009 00:00:00 EST National Service Legislative Updatehttp://www.learnandserve.gov/about/newsroom/statements_detail.asp?tbl_pr_id=1237This is another important week for national service, and we wanted to give you some quick updates: President's joint address to Congress; Serve America Act; House Education and Labor Committee hearing on "Renewing America through National Service and Volunteerism"; FY 2009 Omnibus Appropriations Act.Speeches and Official StatementsTue, 24 Feb 2009 00:00:00 EST Implementation of American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009http://www.learnandserve.gov/about/newsroom/statements_detail.asp?tbl_pr_id=1236Update from the acting CEO on the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 signed into law on February 17, 2009 by President Obama.Speeches and Official StatementsWed, 18 Feb 2009 00:00:00 EST Congressional Action on American Recovery and Reinvestment Acthttp://www.learnandserve.gov/about/newsroom/statements_detail.asp?tbl_pr_id=1235As we head into the President's Day weekend, we wanted to give you a quick update on Congressional action on H.R. 1, the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.Speeches and Official StatementsFri, 13 Feb 2009 00:00:00 EST Senate Passes Stimulus Bill with National Service Fundinghttp://www.learnandserve.gov/about/newsroom/statements_detail.asp?tbl_pr_id=1234This afternoon the full Senate passed the American Recovery and Investment Act by a 61 to 37 vote. The Senate bill contains $201 million for the Corporation and its programs.Speeches and Official StatementsTue, 10 Feb 2009 00:00:00 EST Boston Entrepreneur and Philanthropist Alan Solomont Named Chair of National Service Agencyhttp://www.learnandserve.gov/about/newsroom/releases_detail.asp?tbl_pr_id=1228The Board of the Corporation for National and Community Service Tuesday elected Alan D. Solomont, as its chairman.Press Releases and AnnouncementsWed, 4 Feb 2009 00:00:00 EST Korean-American Community Leader Hyepin Im Joins Board of National Service Agencyhttp://www.learnandserve.gov/about/newsroom/releases_detail.asp?tbl_pr_id=1217Hyepin Im, founder and president of Los Angeles-based Korean Churches for Community Development, will help guide national policy for service and volunteering as a member of the Board of Directors of the Corporation for National and Community Service. Press Releases and AnnouncementsWed, 4 Feb 2009 00:00:00 EST Thank You for Making Historyhttp://www.learnandserve.gov/about/newsroom/statements_detail.asp?tbl_pr_id=1214This has been a great month for service. Last Monday, you made history by helping organize the largest King Day of Service ever, as Americans across the nation came out in record numbers to honor the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. through service to others. Last Tuesday, in an Inaugural Address viewed across the nation and around the world, President Obama saluted the American spirit of service and called for a new era of responsibility - '" recognition, on the part of every American, that we have duties to ourselves, our nation and the world, duties that we do not grudgingly accept but rather seize gladly, firm in the knowledge that there is nothing so satisfying to the spirit, so defining of our character than giving our all to a difficult task." Speeches and Official StatementsWed, 28 Jan 2009 00:00:00 EST National Service Legislative Updatehttp://www.learnandserve.gov/about/newsroom/statements_detail.asp?tbl_pr_id=1215I want to give you a brief update on recent action by the 111th Congress on the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, commonly known as the economic stimulus plan.Speeches and Official StatementsWed, 28 Jan 2009 00:00:00 EST Yes We Did! 2009 King Day of Service is Largest Everhttp://www.learnandserve.gov/about/newsroom/releases_detail.asp?tbl_pr_id=1213Fueled by President Obama's call to service, the 2009 King Day of Service experienced a historic level of participation, as Americans across the country honored Dr. King by serving their communities on the January 19 King Holiday. In total, more than 13,000 projects took place, more than doubling last year's record of 5,000 projects. This historic turnout is the largest ever in the 14 years since Congress encouraged Americans to observe the King Holiday as a national day of service and charged the Corporation for National and Community Service with leading this national effort. Press Releases and AnnouncementsFri, 23 Jan 2009 00:00:00 EST National Service Agency Teams Up with Starbucks in Call for Million-Plus Hours of Servicehttp://www.learnandserve.gov/about/newsroom/releases_detail.asp?tbl_pr_id=1211The Corporation for National and Community Service is joining Starbucks and HandsOn Network for the 'I'm In!' campaign, an initiative to make it easy to participate in President Obama's call for national service.Press Releases and AnnouncementsThu, 22 Jan 2009 00:00:00 EST Cancellation Notice for Planned System Outagehttp://www.learnandserve.gov/about/newsroom/statements_detail.asp?tbl_pr_id=1212Earlier this month we notified you of a system upgrade and outage scheduled for the weekend of January 23rd. Due to unforeseen issues, we are postponing the scheduled upgrade - the Corporation's systems will be operational this weekend.Speeches and Official StatementsThu, 22 Jan 2009 00:00:00 EST Six Colleges and Universities Receive Presidential Recognition for Service Programshttp://www.learnandserve.gov/about/newsroom/releases_detail.asp?tbl_pr_id=1210Six colleges and universities are receiving top honors among 635 institutions of higher learning that were named today to the 2008 President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll. The six will be recognized during the American Council on Education Annual Conference in Washington, February 8-9.Press Releases and AnnouncementsMon, 19 Jan 2009 00:00:00 EST Honoring Dr. King's Legacy and Serving Americahttp://www.learnandserve.gov/about/newsroom/releases_detail.asp?tbl_pr_id=1209On Monday, with Washington and the country eagerly awaiting the Inauguration, President Barack Obama, Vice President Joe Biden, and their families spent the day honoring the memory of Martin Luther King Jr. by serving others. After spending the morning with wounded soldiers at the Walter Reed Medical Center, President Obama traveled to the Sasha Bruce Youthwork shelter for homeless teens in Northeast Washington where he helped renovate "safe space" housing.Press Releases and AnnouncementsMon, 19 Jan 2009 00:00:00 EST Record Volunteer Turnout Expected for King Day of Servicehttp://www.learnandserve.gov/about/newsroom/releases_detail.asp?tbl_pr_id=1208President-elect Obama's call for Americans to join in service to honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on the King Holiday has had an electrifying effect, with a record number of projects taking place in communities across America tomorrow.Press Releases and AnnouncementsSun, 18 Jan 2009 00:00:00 EST U.S. House of Representatives Makes Call to Service on King Dayhttp://www.learnandserve.gov/about/newsroom/releases_detail.asp?tbl_pr_id=1191The U.S. House of Representatives added its voice to the growing call for Americans to serve on the King Holiday by passing a resolution promoting the holiday as a day of national service. Press Releases and AnnouncementsWed, 14 Jan 2009 00:00:00 EST Radio Stations Support Call to Service on King Dayhttp://www.learnandserve.gov/about/newsroom/releases_detail.asp?tbl_pr_id=1188Radio stations across the country will help support President-elect Obama's call to service by airing public service announcements calling on Americans to serve on the King Holiday and throughout the year.Press Releases and AnnouncementsMon, 12 Jan 2009 00:00:00 EST 16,000 College Students to Volunteer Nationwide on MLK Day of Service 2009http://www.learnandserve.gov/about/newsroom/states_news_detail.asp?tbl_pr_id=1187Over 16,000 college students from 130 campuses in 28 states, plus the District of Columbia, are expected to engage in volunteer service in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. These projects, which include everything from neighborhood clean-ups to preparing and serving meals to hospice patients, will take place on or during the week of the federal King Holiday, January 19.News From the FieldSun, 11 Jan 2009 00:00:00 EST