Volunteer.gov Service Newswire http://www.nationalservice.gov/ Aggregate News Feed for National Service News Thursday's Idealist Careers Webinar: Just a Few Slots Remain - Idealist.org http://www.idealist.org/if/idealist/en/blogs/3/2093 Career Corner series. ]]> Tue, 17 Mar 2009 16:02:00 GMT Newest Idealist Podcast: Kiff Gallagher and the Musical Peace Corps - Idealist.org http://www.idealist.org/if/idealist/en/blogs/3/2092 Mon, 16 Mar 2009 19:15:00 GMT Peace Corps/Madagascar Program Suspended (news) - Peace Corps http://www.peacecorps.gov/index.cfm?shell=resources.media.press.view&news_id=1436&cid=rssnews Mon, 16 Mar 2009 19:00:00 GMT Call & Fax Your Members of Congress to Show Support for National Service Legislation - Youth Service America http://www.servicewire.org/content/20090313/nsb/Stories-Field/Call-Fax-Your-Members-Congress-Show-Support-National-Service-Legi The House Committee on Education & Labor passed the GIVE Act (H.R. 1388), the House companion bill to the Serve America Act (S. 277) with strong bipartisan support. On Tuesday, March 17 the full House will vote on the legislation. Before the vote, your Representatives in the House need to hear from you that this legislation is important. ]]> Fri, 13 Mar 2009 23:29:56 +0000 Peace Corps Mourns the Loss of Volunteer Catherine "Kate" Puzey (news) - Peace Corps http://www.peacecorps.gov/index.cfm?shell=resources.media.press.view&news_id=1435&cid=rssnews Fri, 13 Mar 2009 19:00:00 GMT Creating a Better World, One Couch at a Time - Idealist.org http://www.idealist.org/if/idealist/en/blogs/3/2089 Put. ]]> Fri, 13 Mar 2009 15:32:00 GMT Habitat for a Humanity Service-Learning Partnership Grant (Deadline: May 15) - Youth Service America http://www.servicewire.org/content/20090312/nsb/Grants-and-Awards/Habitat-Humanity-Service-Learning-Partnership-Grant-Deadline- The Service-Learning Partnership provides funds for teachers and schools to develop and implement service-learning projects in partnership with their local Habitat affiliate. For the 2009-2010 school year, teachers and their local Habitat affiliates can jointly apply for a one-year grant of up to $7,000 to cover educational expenses associated with the service-learning project. View Service-Learning Partnership information at: http://www.habitat.org/youthprograms/habitat_trekkers/grants.aspx ]]> Fri, 13 Mar 2009 02:06:38 +0000 Dollars for Change Grants - Youth Service America http://www.servicewire.org/content/20090312/nsb/Stories-Field/Dollars-Change-Grants Youth Service America's (YSA), YSA's National Youth Council (NYC) and State Farm Companies Foundation are excited to offer Dollars for Change Grants, as part of YSA's Global Youth Service Grants. YSA's NYC will select the grantees: youth ages 12-25 who will collaborate with a teacher or service-learning coordinator. ]]> Fri, 13 Mar 2009 02:05:04 +0000 U.S. House Ed & Labor Committee Approves G.I.V.E. Act - Youth Service America http://www.servicewire.org/content/20090312/nsb/Stories-Field/US-House-Ed-Labor-Committee-Approves-GIVE-Act Yesterday, the House Education and Labor Committee approved H.R. 1388, The Generations Invigorating Volunteerism and Education (GIVE) Act by a vote of 34-3. ]]> Fri, 13 Mar 2009 02:03:25 +0000 U.S. Senate Holds Hearing on Service, Continues Work on Serve America Act - Youth Service America http://www.servicewire.org/content/20090312/nsb/Stories-Field/US-Senate-Holds-Hearing-Service-Continues-Work-Serve-America-Act Senators Edward M. Kennedy and Orrin Hatch--with support from 19 other Senators, both Republican and Democratic--have been working hard to pass the Serve America Act. On March 10, the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee held a hearing to discuss the "Next Generation of Service". ]]> Fri, 13 Mar 2009 02:02:33 +0000