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From Alabama to Wyoming: Local Leaders Show Bipartisan Support for National Service

AnnMaura Connolly | Posted 04.05.2016 | Impact
AnnMaura Connolly

Today, more than 3,100 mayors, county officials and tribal leaders, from all 50 states and the District of Columbia, Guam, and Puerto Rico will participate in the fourth annual Mayor, County, and Tribal Recognition Day for National Service.

Data and Scalability

Deborah De Santis | Posted 03.18.2016 | Impact
Deborah De Santis

If you ask me why CSH chose to pursue the Social Innovation Fund (SIF) housing-health initiative and also SIF Pay for Success - the answer is DATA and...

Solutions

Deborah De Santis | Posted 01.19.2016 | Impact
Deborah De Santis

There are solutions to many of the challenges facing our society today. This isn't just New Year's optimism; it comes from what I see every day. My faith in supportive housing stems from proof that it solves some of the toughest issues and the promising results springing from its many applications.

VISTA: A Legacy of Service

Max Finberg | Posted 01.18.2016 | Impact
Max Finberg

Today, millions of Americans from all walks of life will join their neighbors in marking the national Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service to help achieve Dr. King's dream of building a more beloved community. And as we settle into a new year, there is no better time to reflect on the progress we've made as a country and the challenges we still face.

What Are You Doing for Others on MLK Day?

Wendy Spencer | Posted 01.15.2016 | Impact
Wendy Spencer

The Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service is an opportunity for all Americans to demonstrate the value and power of service by answering what Dr. King called life's most persistent question: "What are you doing for others?"

Congress Listened: National Service Is Expanded

AnnMaura Connolly | Posted 12.21.2015 | Impact
AnnMaura Connolly

Something important happened in Washington, D.C. last week. Our nation's legislators reached across the aisle and passed a landmark budget bill that includes a significant expansion of national service programs that will directly benefit communities across the country.

Volunteers are Giving the Greatest Gift - Time

Wendy Spencer | Posted 12.08.2015 | Impact
Wendy Spencer

Volunteering remains strong across the nation, with 62.8 million Americans (1-in-4 adults) giving their time to an organization, donating 7.96 billion hours that valued at nearly $184 billion in 2014.

'Tis the Season for Helping Others

Wendy Spencer | Posted 11.27.2015 | Impact
Wendy Spencer

On #GivingTuesday, Dec. 1, more than 30,000 nonprofit organizations will highlight charitable giving and philanthropy, but the spirit of the day reaches even further -- right down to the street where you live.

Voters Speak: Protect National Service Funding

AnnMaura Connolly | Posted 11.05.2015 | Impact
AnnMaura Connolly

Last month, 75,000 new AmeriCorps members were sworn in to serve in communities across the country, pledging to do what they do best: use their energy and talents to improve communities, impact lives, and tackle some of the biggest challenges facing our nation.

A Call to Action: Summer Service

Wendy Spencer | Posted 06.05.2016 | Impact
Wendy Spencer

If we continue to work together, we can ensure that more young people feel empowered to take an active role in making our communities better.

Building on Today's Progress for 2016 and Beyond

Michele Jolin | Posted 06.10.2015 | Politics
Michele Jolin

We know more than ever before about what works to improve results for young people, their families and communities, and across the country there is growing bipartisan momentum behind shifting public funds toward evidence-based solutions.

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.

Social Innovation Fund Transforming Accountability

Deborah De Santis | Posted 04.11.2015 | Impact
Deborah De Santis

The Social Innovation Fund of the Corporation for National and Community Service is transforming how we approach society's challenges, measure outcomes and hold providers accountable when they use public and private resources.

Making Government Smarter

Alex Wirth | Posted 11.22.2014 | Impact
Alex Wirth

Both The Social Innovation Fund and Social Impact Bonds view government not as a problem but as a convener leveraging outside resources, momentum, and energy to catalyze positive social change for America. Local and State governments should capitalize on these social financing mechanisms to solve their biggest challenges.

Getting Things Done for America

AnnMaura Connolly | Posted 11.12.2014 | Impact
AnnMaura Connolly

Friday marks the 20th anniversary of the founding of AmeriCorps. Over two decades and spanning three presidential administrations, AmeriCorps has built a legacy of high-impact and cost-effective national service that has united and strengthened communities and mobilized a generation of citizens.

11 Words That Are Transforming America

Tracy Hoover | Posted 11.12.2014 | Impact
Tracy Hoover

The journey of a thousand miles may begin with a single step – but for more than 900,000 AmeriCorps alumni, the journey of a lifetime of service beg...

Overseeing America's Community Service

Tom Fox | Posted 07.30.2014 | Politics
Tom Fox

Wendy Spencer is the CEO of the Corporation for National and Community Service, the federal agency that administers AmeriCorps, Senior Corps, Social I...

From Veteran's Day to National Service Day

Christopher Holshek | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Christopher Holshek

Just cutting the defense budget and rebalancing to the Reserves will go only so far to make us stronger, more secure, and most of all freer. Institutionalizing national service and sacrifice will help restore enduring national strengths.

Lessons From Katrina and Sandy

AnnMaura Connolly | Posted 11.04.2013 | Impact
AnnMaura Connolly

The unpredictable nature of storms like Sandy and Katrina catch communities off-guard and overwhelm existing support networks of first responders. Recovery and rebuilding takes time and a cadre of committed, full-time boots on the ground.

AmeriCorps VISTA Working With Partners to Expand Opportunity

Wendy Spencer | Posted 10.23.2013 | Impact
Wendy Spencer

All three of these AmeriCorps VISTA programs are terrific partnerships that show what the public and private sectors can accomplish when we are willing to volunteer our time and resources to help make a difference in our communities.

Listen Up, Millennials! Volunteer Experience Really Does Help Get You Hired

The Huffington Post | Nader Salass | Posted 08.09.2013 | Impact

With half of college grads working jobs that don't require degrees, the unemployment rate for 20-24 year-olds hovering around 12.6 percent, and an inc...

6 Ways To Turn A Volunteer Opportunity Into A Job

Idealist | Posted 09.25.2013 | Impact
Idealist

Volunteering not only allows you to gain valuable experience and strengthen your skills but it also allows you to network with people and find a cause you are passionate about. But once you have your foot in the door and are volunteering for an organization you love, what can you do to turn that experience into a job?

A Presidential Spotlight On National Service

Wendy Spencer | Posted 09.25.2013 | Impact
Wendy Spencer

For decades, presidents of both parties have invested in national service as a cost-effective way to tap the ingenuity and can-do spirit of the American people. They have recognized that service is an enduring American value.

Supporting More Effective National Service

Craig Newmark | Posted 09.17.2013 | Impact
Craig Newmark

A lot of really good people are helping Americans in need via the Corporation for National and Community Service. It's a "private-public partnership," meaning that people in business, government, and the nonprofit sector work together with citizens to get results.

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.