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National Service

Corporation for National and Community Service

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The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) is a federal agency that helps more than 5 million Americans improve the lives of their fellow citizens through service. Working hand in hand with local partners, CNCS taps the ingenuity and can-do spirit of the American people to tackle some of the most pressing challenges facing our nation.

CNCS invests in thousands of nonprofit and faith-based groups that are making a difference across the country. CNCS programs include AmeriCorps, Senior Corps, the Social Innovation Fund, the Volunteer Generation Fund and more.

To learn more about CNCS programs, visit its website.

The KCCVS only manages the AmeriCorps State programs in Kentucky.

Volunteerism and National Service News

Find research reports about volunteerism and national service here.

Fiscal Year 2015 Budget Request

Making Healthy Lifestyles Easier to Live, CNCS Blog (March 5, 2014)

A Call For Service For the New Millennium, HuffPost Blog (Feb. 20, 2014)

An America That Asks: 'Where Will You Do Your Service Year?' HuffPost Blog (Feb. 20, 2014)

AmeriCorps: Changing the Education Story, HuffPost Blog (Feb. 10, 2014)

National service as one solution to jobs crisis, Washington Post (Jan. 6, 2014)

Volunteering Is a Core American Value, HuffPost Blog (Dec. 17, 2013)

New Federal Report Finds 1 in 4 Americans Volunteer, CNCS (Dec. 16, 2013)

Obama Administration Wants More Volunteers to Consider Federal Employment, Government Executive (Nov. 18, 2013)

Service to Country, Service to Others, National Service Blog (Nov. 11, 2013)

20 Years Later, Still Trying To Make AmeriCorps Cool, BuzzFeed Politics (Sept. 24, 2013)

Remarks by Senator John McCain on Civilian National Service on the Floor of the U.S. Senate (Sept. 23, 2013)

Great Americans: Community service is at the core of our country's national character, Chicago Tribune (Sept. 22, 2013)

AmeriCorps Turns 20 and Still Needs Support to Stay Alive, The Daily Beast (Sept. 21, 2013)

AmeriCorps Turns 20, YouTube (Sept. 20, 2013)

AmeriCorps Marks 20 Years of Service to America, CNCS (Sept. 20, 2013)

The Economic Value of National Service, Voices for National Service (Sept. 18, 2013)

National Service Provides Key to Nation's Toughest Issues, HuffPost Blog (Sept. 17, 2013)

National Service is a "No Brainer", HuffPost Blog (Sept. 16, 2013)

It's Up to Us to Be Ready When Disasters Strike, HuffPost Blog (Sept. 13, 2013)

September is National Preparedness Month, American Red Cross

MSU AmeriCorps gets funds for reading, math tutoring, The Independent (Aug. 12, 2013)

MSU awarded $379 K grant for AmeriCorps program, Morehead State University News (Aug. 12, 2013)

Rural, Low-Performing Schools to Benefit From New AmeriCorps Partnership, Education Week Blog (Aug. 8, 2013)

Strode gets governor's honor, Bowling Green Daily News (Aug. 8, 2013)

AmeriCorps Adds Service Members To JCPS Programs, WFPL News (Aug. 6, 2013)

Power & Influence Top 50 list, The NonProfit Times (Aug. 1, 2013)

A Presidential Spotlight on National Service, HuffPost Blog (July 26, 2013)

Service Is a Silver Bullet, Time (July 1, 2013)

Fulfilling the Promise of Service, HuffPost Blog (June 26, 2013)

Gena Bigler: Kentucky is lucky to have many good people standing up and saying 'why not', KyForward.com (June 26, 2013)

Leaders Unite for a Bold National Service Plan: A Civic Rite of Passage for One Million Strong, HuffPost Blog (June 24, 2013)

Can Service Save Us?, Time (June 20, 2013)

Volunteering as a Pathway to Employment Report, CNCS (June 20, 2013)

Lending a helping hand can lead to a healthier life, Humana (June 2013) 

A Nation of Selfless Service, HuffPost Blog (April 23, 2013)

National Value of Volunteer Time

Volunteering and Civic Life in America 2012

AmeriCorps Week: A time to recognize volunteer accomplishments (March 14, 2013)

AmeriCorps: Service, Sacrifice, and Solutions, The White House Blog (March 11, 2013)

Gena Bigler: AmeriCorps, V.I.S.T.A. offer amazing life experiences for young people, KyForward.com (Jan. 30, 2013)

History of National Service (Jan. 30, 2013)

More of us are 'Just helping out' (Jan. 15, 2013)

Revitalizing America: Whatever the Question, National Service Is an Answer, HuffPolitics Blog (Jan. 13, 2013)

State-Journal - Volunteering: No special skills required (March 21, 2012)

Serving America: A National Service Agenda for the Next Decade (Center for American Progress, Sept. 18, 2007)

A Time to Serve: The Case for National Service (Time, Sept. 10, 2007)

Two Kentucky AmeriCorps alums, Oyo Fummilayo and Jennifer Byerly, were featured in Stories of Americans With Disabilities in National Service.


Last Updated 3/10/2014
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