Thursday, June 28, 2012

Higher Ed: Public Service? I'd go a step further and require national service

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The Corporation for National and Community Service is a federal agency that engages more than five million Americans in service through Senior Corps, AmeriCorps, and Learn and Serve America, and leads President Obama's national call to service initiative, United We Serve.

Our Role and Impact

The Corporation for National and Community Service plays a vital role in supporting the American culture of citizenship, service and responsibility. We are a catalyst for change and champion for the ideal that every American has skills and talents to give.
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  • Our Mission and Guiding Principles

  • Our History and Legislation

  • What We Do

  • Disaster Services

  • Veterans and Military Families

  • Performance and Accountability Reports (PAR)

  • Research and Policy

  • National Service In Your State

  • 110th Congress Legislative Activity

  • National Service Timeline

  • Our Programs

    The Corporation for National and Community Service was formed to engage Americans of all ages and backgrounds in service to meet community needs. Each year, more than 1.5 million individuals of all ages and backgrounds help meet local needs through a wide array of service opportunities. These include projects in education, the environment, public safety, homeland security and other critical areas through the Corporation's three major programs: Senior Corps, AmeriCorps, and Learn and Serve America.
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  • AmeriCorps

  • Senior Corps

  • Learn and Serve America

  • Social Innovation Fund

  • Volunteering in America hosts the most comprehensive collection of data on volunteering and civic engagement ever assembled, including data for every state and nearly 200 cities. Volunteers provide a powerful economic and social benefit to communities across the nation, with 62.8 million adults serving almost 8.1 billion hours through organizations in 2010.
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  • Benefits of Volunteering

  • Tips for Volunteers

  • Government Support for Volunteering

  • Corporation Research on Volunteering

  • How We're Organized and Managed

    The Corporation for National and Community Service, headquartered in Washington, D.C., is an independent federal agency. The Corporation has a Board of Directors and Chief Executive Officer appointed by the President and confirmed by the Senate.
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  • Our CEO

  • Corporation Executive Leadership Team

  • Organizational Chart

  • Board of Directors

  • AmeriCorps NCCC Advisory Board

  • Working with Partners

  • Edward M. Kennedy Serve America Act of 2009

    President Barack Obama signed the Edward M. Kennedy Serve America Act on April 21, 2009. The Serve America Act reauthorizes and expands national service programs administered by the Corporation for National and Community Service, a federal agency created in 1993.
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  • Legislative History

  • Rulemaking

  • Segal AmeriCorps Education Award

  • Veterans Corps

  • American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009

  • Recovery in Action

  • Reports

  • Communications and Contacts With Registered Lobbyists

  • Informational and Technical Assistance Calls

  • Budget

    On December 23, 2011, President Obama signed H.R. 2055, the Fiscal Year 2012 Final Consolidated Appropriations Act. This legislation provides $1,048,883,856 for the Corporation for National and Community Service and its programs, including an across-the-board rescission of .189 percent. This level is about 98 percent of our FY 2011 enacted level.
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  • Fiscal Year 2011

  • Fiscal Year 2010

  • Fiscal Year 2009

  • Fiscal Year 2008

  • Fiscal Year 2007

  • Fiscal Year 2006

  • 2011 - 2015 Strategic Plan

    People—diverse, passionate and committed—make America strong. Through national service and volunteering, Americans from all walks of life contribute to their communities and the nation. Today’s social and economic challenges are complex and require comprehensive, integrated and innovative approaches to shape solutions that work. Engaged citizens are at the center of these solutions.
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    Special Initiatives

    The Corporation supports a variety of innovation grants and special initiatives, including faith-based initiatives, next generation grants, challenge grants, and engaging persons with diabilities in national and community service.
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  • Summer Initiatives

  • 9/11 National Day of Service and Remembrance

  • National Service Response to Hurricane Katrina

  • A Billion + Change

  • September 11th National Day of Service and Remembrance

  • Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service

  • National Mentoring Month

  • President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll

  • President's Volunteer Service Award

  • National Service Impact Awards

  • Newsroom

    The Newsroom is your source for press releases, media advisories, speeches, and official statements regarding the Corporation and national service in the United States. You can also find photos of our work and social media tools to help you spread the word.
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  • Press Releases and Media Advisories

  • Speeches and Official Statements

  • News from the Field

  • National Service In The News

  • Newsroom Photo Gallery

  • Guidelines For Use Of Corporation Photography

  • Videos

  • Live Video (Webcasts)

  • Social Media

  • Search Newsroom

  • National Service Blog

    Stay up to date and read inspiring stories of service on our National Service Blog.
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    Media Kit Materials

    Every year, thousands of stories about Senior Corps, AmeriCorps, and Learn and Serve America appear in the media – almost all generated by local project staff and volunteers. Publicizing your program in not a goal in itself. It’s a means of building support for your program and increasing your likelihood of success. Taking the time to communicate with the public helps attract resources from your community, including volunteers, sponsors, and funding, and helps educate people about your program. You don’t have to be a media pro to get good coverage, but having some tips and resources can help.
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  • Photo Galleries

  • Fact Sheets and Issue Briefs

  • Logos

  • Link To Us

  • National Service Calendar

    Hosted by the National Service Resource Center, the National Service Calendar includes important dates for conferences, trainings, and workshops. Search all national service events or narrow your search to program specific events. For complete information about an event, simply click on the event name.
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    Searching for documents on is easy. Just type in a few words or phrases in either the search box above or in one the search boxes located at the top of every page. Try to use discriminating terms that are likely to be found only in the documents you seek.
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    National Service Catalog

    Purchase official uniform items available to Corporation for National and Community Service programs and their members.
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    National Service Publications

    Identify and order printed materials from the Corporation for National and Community Service. All publications are provided at no cost to the general public by the Corporation for National and Community Service.
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    Open Government Initiative

    The Open Government Directive is an effort to implement the principles of transparency, participation, and collaboration that form the cornerstone of an open government.
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  • Open Government Gallery

  • Results of Grant Competitions

  • Payments of Segal AmeriCorps Education Awards

  • Employment

    The Corporation for National and Community Service is an equal opportunity government agency with a flexible personnel system and rewarding jobs across the country.
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    Contact Us

    Corporation for National and Community Service contact information and staff directory.
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  • Staff Directory

  • Corporation State Offices

  • State Service Commissions

  • State Education Agencies
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