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The Strength of the Gulf Coast - From Destruction to Growth and Recovery

Wendy Spencer | Posted 09.02.2015 | Impact
Wendy Spencer

My visit to Waveland, Mississippi, last week brought back one of the most searing images of destruction I have seen in my nearly two decades of working in the disaster response and volunteer management field.

Shaping a Culture of Inclusion

Wendy Spencer | Posted 07.02.2015 | Impact
Wendy Spencer

Rooted in the ingenuity of everyday Americans, the spirit of service reminds us that we are all united by a common purpose. For generations, the national service family has rallied around this ideal to advance the cause of equal access for Americans with disabilities.

AmeriCorps Tutors Boost Literacy, Give Kids Tools for Success

Wendy Spencer | Posted 05.30.2015 | Impact
Wendy Spencer

Those who read proficiently by third grade are four times more likely to graduate from high school than those who don't. Being proficient in reading and graduating from high school are critical steps for success in our 21st century economy.

SIF - Pay for Success: Keeping the Momentum Going

Deborah De Santis | Posted 05.11.2015 | Impact
Deborah De Santis

As we work to advance proven solutions, transformations in government services, and cost-effective results improving the lives of those who desperately need supportive housing, Pay for Success is keeping the momentum going.

AmeriCorps: Changing the Education Story

Wendy Spencer | Posted 04.09.2014 | Impact
Wendy Spencer

Whenever the talk begins about our nation making quality education a priority, it's no surprise that some may be cynical. After all, we have too many ...

Volunteering Is a Core American Value

Wendy Spencer | Posted 02.16.2014 | Impact
Wendy Spencer

They do hard but important work: helping kids learn to read and stay in school, rebuilding communities after disasters, connecting veterans to services, bringing life back to forgotten neighborhoods, and much more.

Sandy's Survivors: Stronger Than the Storm

Wendy Spencer | Posted 12.28.2013 | Impact
Wendy Spencer

There's a famous saying that goes, "None of us is as good as all of us." I am thankful that our country recognizes this and unites to give our best to those in need when times are at their worst.

Honoring a Legacy of Service: The George H.W. Bush Volunteer Generation Fund

Wendy Spencer | Posted 06.12.2013 | Impact
Wendy Spencer

America is a nation of volunteers. Results from our annual Volunteering in America survey show how willing our friends and neighbors are to lend a helping hand. More than 64 million Americans volunteer each year, strengthening the nation's safety net and providing vital services to our communities.

Amanda Terkel

National Service Ignored In 2012 Candidates' Discussion Of Jobs Crisis | Amanda Terkel | Posted 08.20.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In July 2008, then-candidate Barack Obama promised that public service would be "a central cause" of his presidency. The pledge excited ...

It's Time for a Presidential Youth Council

Alex Wirth | Posted 06.19.2012 | Impact
Alex Wirth

The federal government must open opportunities for young people to be decision makers nationally, just as communities across the country are already doing.

Patrick Corvington Out As CNCS CEO: Who's Next?

Robert J. Rosenthal | Posted 07.11.2011 | Impact
Robert J. Rosenthal

After a little more than a year on the job, Patrick Corvington, the new CEO of CNCS, is resigning soon to take an "opportunity in the nonprofit community."