Getting Financially Fit with AmeriCorps

Getting Financially Fit with AmeriCorps

Community members in Southwest Virginia are more financially free and secure thanks to AmeriCorps. When The Advancement Foundation's (TAF) AmeriCorps member Kelly Robertson began leading the Virginia Individual Development Accounts (VIDA) program, she never dreamed the impact she would have. The VIDA program guides individuals on how to save for a down ...

Mayors Celebrate National Service

Mayors Celebrate National Service

Mayors and county leaders from across the nation will honor and celebrate National Service on April 4th for the fifth annual Mayor and County Recognition Day for National Service. As the nation’s mayors and county officials are increasingly turning to national service as a cost-effective strategy to address local challenges, this event highlights their ...

National Service Leader Visits Virginia

National Service Leader Visits Virginia

Kim Mansaray, acting CEO for the Corporation for National and Community Service, celebrated AmeriCorps Week by serving as "member for the day" on March 9th at two Virginia program sites. Kim's first stop was at Huguenot High School in Richmond where she spent time with Virginia College Advising Corps members and students. She enjoyed the afternoon at J ...

Virginia Education Summits

Virginia Education Summits

Does your program work with students and youth?  Do your members work in Virginia's schools or in out-of-school time programming? Don't miss this incredible opportunity to learn from Virginia's education leaders! The Virginia Office on Volunteerism and Community Services will host three day-long sessions across the state featuring workshops and act ...

Celebrate AmeriCorps Week!

Celebrate AmeriCorps Week!

During AmeriCorps Week, April 4-11, 2017, individuals, programs, and organizations will honor and celebrate the contributions that 80,000 Americans make to their communities and the service of more than 1 million AmeriCorps alumni. Beyond showing appreciation for AmeriCorps members, one of the main goals for the week is to increase overall awareness of ...

Senior Corps RSVP Grants

Senior Corps RSVP Grants

The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) seeks to increase the impact of national service in one or more counties across the country through the 2017 RSVP Expansion Competition. CNCS intends to fund RSVP grants that support volunteers age 55 years and older in activities that serve community needs and respond to the National Performanc ...

AmeriCorps Week is March 6-11

AmeriCorps Week is March 6-11

AmeriCorps Week is  a time to show the impact of national service programs in local communities, around the Commonwealth, and beyond! AmeriCorps programs will be sharing member stories and detailing how their programs have improved their communities. Programs will also take this time to thank members, volunteers, and partners. To share your support on ...

International Service Opportunities

International Service Opportunities

Global Service Corps (GSC) is an international nonprofit that offers service-learning volunteer programs. GSC is one of few international volunteer organizations that has the unique ability to process the AmeriCorps Segal Award for their programs through a partnership with the University at Albany, SUNY. GSC currently offers programs in Cambodia. In Ca ...

AmeriCorps MLK Day Impact

AmeriCorps MLK Day Impact

Nearly 200 Virginia AmeriCorps members leapt into action and got things done across the state to serve their communities for MLK Day of Service, January 16th. The members recruited and mobilized nearly 550 volunteers donating nearly 2,600 volunteer hours for projects ranging from collecting food items to making blankets for animals in shelters! In Rich ...

Stories of Service: Shay Wilson

Stories of Service: Shay Wilson

The Corps Network has named Virginia AmeriCorps member Shanique (Shay) Wilson of the Virginia Service and Conservation Corps as one of the 2017 Corps Members of the Year! Shay is one of five members selected from more than 100 organizations representing 23,000 members. She joined AmeriCorps looking for a change of pace from her job at a restaurant. Lit ...

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