Creative Advising in COVID-19 Times

Creative Advising in COVID-19 Times

For Virginia College Advising Corps (VCAC), school closures provided an opportunity to implement new approaches to accomplish advising goals. Before COVID-19 stay at home orders, advisors met face-to-face with students to assist with the college process. Since the outbreak, members are using a number of creative strategies to provide easily accessible, ...

Welcome Analise Adams

Welcome Analise Adams

Analise has joined the Virginia Office on Volunteerism (OVCS) team as an AmeriCorps Program Officer. She comes to OVCS from Shalom Farms, a Richmond area nonprofit that focuses on increasing access to healthy food. Through her work to cultivate healthier communities, she led programs designed to make healthy options more affordable for families ex ...

AmeriCorps Funding Opportunity

AmeriCorps Funding Opportunity

What could AmeriCorps do for your organization? Apply for 2020-21 AmeriCorps Formula Funding and find out! Since 1994, 1+ million AmeriCorps members have contributed more than 1.4 billion hours in service across America while tackling pressing problems and mobilizing millions of volunteers for the organizations they serve. With funding from the Corpora ...

UVa Selected for VISTA Partnership

UVa Selected for VISTA Partnership

The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) has announced that the University of Virginia is one of eight colleges and universities selected for a new AmeriCorps VISTA partnership designed to encourage participation in national service opportunities. The other schools selected for this partnership are the Rochester Institute of Technology ...

AmeriCorps VISTA Grants

AmeriCorps VISTA Grants

AmeriCorps VISTA Concept Papers - VISTA Concept Papers are now being accepted. Applicants are recommended to contact their local CNCS Field Office to discuss project ideas and questions prior to submitting a concept paper. Please note that local CNCS Field Offices may conduct additional webinars not listed below. To find out about additional webinars, ...

AmeriCorps Competitive Grants

AmeriCorps Competitive Grants

The Virginia Department of Social Services (VDSS) has posted in eVA the AmeriCorps 2020-2021 Competitive Request for Applications (CVS-20-045) for AmeriCorps competitive funding. You may access the link here:  CVS-20-045 2020- 2021 AmeriCorps Competitive RFA. Submissions are due in eGrants with additional documentation to VDSS by 11:59 PM, No ...

AmeriCorps Kicks Off Program Year

AmeriCorps Kicks Off Program Year

Virginia's AmeriCorps members joined together for a day-long training and kick-off celebration on Friday, September 27, 2019, in Midlothian. More than 150 members and staff also celebrated the 25th Anniversary of AmeriCorps at the opening day event. The highlight of the day took place when members from every corner of the state took their oath for a ye ...

Local Leaders Honor National Service

Local Leaders Honor National Service

Virginia's local leaders and elected officials honored and celebrated AmeriCorps and Senior Corps members on April 2, National Service Recognition Day. In Richmond, Mayor Levar Stoney created a special video message and Chesterfield County Deputy Administrator Bill Dupler welcomed nearly 100 AmeriCorps, AmeriCorps VISTA, and Senior Corps members a ...

NCCC Teams in Virginia

NCCC Teams in Virginia

This February and March, AmeriCorps NCCC teams will be deployed to four separate areas in Virginia from the AmeriCorps Southern Regional Campus in Vicksburg, MS. Projects in Abingdon, Lynchburg, and Suffolk are new to Virginia with one returning project in Harrisonburg.  In Abingdon, members will help with the Critical Home Repair Program ...

AmeriCorps Week 2019

AmeriCorps Week 2019

AmeriCorps Week 2019 (March 10-16, 2019) is a celebration of all things AmeriCorps – from the programs and organizations that make this national service initiative possible in thousands of locations, to the members who have pledged to “Get Things Done” since the program’s inception in 1994. The weeklong celebration also honors the contributions and sup ...

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