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 from food pantry collections to park cleanups. In Arlin ...

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 relatives. Do not self-deploy as a volunteer to a dis ...

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 Commission staff and 2017-18 AmeriCorps Sub-grantees Tuesday eve ...

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 and the image is being used during the campaign. Congratula ...

Fighting Opioid Addiction in Virginia

Fighting Opioid Addiction in Virginia

Governor Terry McAuliffe has announced that the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) has awarded federal AmeriCorps funding to the City of Richmond Human Services Commission to combat the opioid epidemic and its devastating effects on families, communities, workplaces, health care, and the state. The City of Richmond, through the Richm ...

Virginia 2017-18 AmeriCorps Grantees

Virginia 2017-18 AmeriCorps Grantees

The Virginia Office on Volunteerism and Community Services (which serves as the Virginia State Service Commission) is proud to announce the 2017-18 Virginia AmeriCorps State Grantees. There are 10 programs this year located throughout the Commonwealth focusing on community needs in education and youth, economic opportunity, envi ...

NCCC Teams Deployed to Virginia

NCCC Teams Deployed to Virginia

Virginia is thrilled to welcome AmeriCorps NCCC (National Civilian Community Corps) teams to the cities of Norton and Richmond to tackle large-scale outdoor improvement projects! The City of Norton will utilize their NCCC team (Aug. 23-Oct. 14) to complete the remaining 1.4 miles of a trail that is part of a larger mountain biking/hiking trail system. ...

CNCS Receives VOAD Award

CNCS Receives VOAD Award

The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) recently received the 2017 Partner of the Year Award from National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (VOAD). The award recognizes the contributions CNCS programs have had in disaster response and recovery efforts throughout the country during the last year. NVOAD is ...

AmeriCorps Award Opportunity

AmeriCorps Award Opportunity

CNCS is now accepting nominations for the third annual Excellence in AmeriCorps Programming and Service Awards, a special opportunity to spotlight extraordinary programs and AmeriCorps members. The awards will be presented in honor of Iowa’s Senator Thomas R. Harkin, a long-time and tireless advocate for national service. During his 40 years of service ...

New STEM VISTAs in Virginia

New STEM VISTAs in Virginia

FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) announces that they will begin recruitment for up to 50 AmeriCorps VISTA members, to support the expansion of FIRST STEM education programs into 33 U.S. communities -- including Richmond, Virginia. The 50 AmeriCorps VISTA members, from the Corporation for National and Community Service ( ...

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