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Day to Serve & 9/11 Events

Day to Serve & 9/11 Events

This past weekend marked the beginning of, not only the 9/11 Day of Service and Remembrance, but also the Day to Serve multi-state initiative (Sept. 9-Oct. 10). Organizations, including Virginia’s AmeriCorps programs, kicked off the month-long service event by hosting and participating in projects ...

Update on Hurricane Assistance

Update on Hurricane Assistance

Now that the flood waters are beginning to recede, ways in which you and your organization can help out are coming to light. Is your organization already collecting donations or money? Here are some important tips for how and where to send them so that these donations get to those who need them. Ti ...

Innovation in Education Awards

Innovation in Education Awards

Governor McAuliffe is seeking nominations for the inaugural Governor’s Awards for Excellence and Innovation in Education.  These awards recognize outstanding education professionals, teams of professionals, community partnerships, schools and divisions for excellence and achievement in a vari ...

Careers Expo for Youth

Careers Expo for Youth

There's a gap between learning and work for our students. In an effort to make strides in bridging that gap, the United Way of Southwest Virginia, Ignite, and United Way Volunteer Center will present this exciting event! The Careers Expo for Youth, September 26-27, will be held at the Washington Cou ...

Helping Texas Hurricane Victims

Helping Texas Hurricane Victims

The Corporation for National and Community Service understands that many of us want to help the residents of Texas experiencing Hurricane Harvey right now. They've provided some reminders about what to do when disaster strikes that they encourage you to take to heart and share with friends and relat ...

Be a School of Service!

Be a School of Service!

Every student deserves the opportunity to acquire the skills they need to be successful in life - skills like empathy, creativity, critical thinking, communication, and collaboration. Unfortunately, there is a gap - especially in underserved communities - between what youth are learning and what ski ...

NC AmeriCorps Hosts VA Team

NC AmeriCorps Hosts VA Team

Virginia AmeriCorps Program Officers Joy Wade and Roxanne Saunders traveled to Raleigh, NC, July 1-2, to attend and present at the North Carolina AmeriCorps Commission’s 2017-18 Program Directors Start-Up Training. The pair had the opportunity to get to know North Carolina AmeriCorps Commissi ...

Virginia AmeriCorps Photo Wins

Virginia AmeriCorps Photo Wins

The national Service Year Alliance has selected a photo submitted by the Institute for Advanced Learning and Research – Dan River AmeriCorps program as the Photo of the Month for their “For One Year: My Office” social media campaign. The program won a $100 Amazon gift card for their submission ...

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