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First Lady Kicks Off Volunteer Week

First Lady Kicks Off Volunteer Week

First Lady Dorothy McAuliffe honored National Volunteer Week, April 23-29, by visiting Westover Hills Elementary in Richmond. The First Lady observed AmeriCorps members Anne Forrester and Juhi Hobson who are currently serving with The Literacy Lab program at the school. Literacy Lab members provide innovative reading interventions in grades K-3. The pr ...

2017 Volunteerism Award Winners

2017 Volunteerism Award Winners

Governor Terry McAuliffe  announced  recipients of the 2017 Governor’s Volunteerism and Community Service Awards on April 20th during an awards ceremony held at the Governor’s Mansion. These awards spotlight the outstanding efforts individual and organization volunteers make on behalf of citizens throughout the Commonwealth. “I am proud and honored ...

Students to Benefit from Summit

Students to Benefit from Summit

The Office of Volunteerism and Community Services (OVCS) AmeriCorps team, in collaboration with the Virginia Department of Education, hosted the first national service Education Summit event in March.  This opportunity was possible through the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) Commission Investment Funds for training and technical a ...

AmeriCorps NCCC Applications

AmeriCorps NCCC Applications

AmeriCorps NCCC’s Application Season for the Fall of 2017 (August 21st  – October 16th ) is OPEN! Each year, AmeriCorps NCCC engages teams of members in projects in communities across the United States. Service projects, which typically last from six to eight weeks, address critical needs related to natural and other disasters, infrastructure improveme ...

Mayors Applaud National Service

Mayors Applaud National Service

On April 4th, 4,000 mayors and county leaders showed their support for National Service by attending events, issuing proclamations, and participating in service projects alongside their local AmeriCorps and Senior Corps members! In Virginia, 40 mayors and county leaders signed a national registry signifying their praise and support for the outstanding ...

Global Youth Service Day

Global Youth Service Day

Across the world, youth are planning service projects for Global Youth Service Day (GYSD) April 21-23, to celebrate the impact that youth can have year-round! These youth have identified a variety of issues in their community that they want to address. While each of these projects address a local need, the collective impact of their work will demonstra ...

Impact Awards in Abingdon

Impact Awards in Abingdon

United Way of Southwest Virginia (UWSV) celebrated the companies and individuals whose contributions to the organization in 2016 had a direct impact on the lives of working families in Southwest Virginia on March 16, at the 2017 Impact Awards in Abingdon. UWSV acknowledged volunteers, individuals, employee groups and corporations who lent their outstan ...

Students Explore Global Culture

Students Explore Global Culture

Carroll County Lift Up AmeriCorps members partnered with the staff of English Language Learners (ELL) to host the 10th annual Multi-Cultural Festival on March 9, 2017, at Oakland Elementary School.  Approximately 250 people attended the event at which the ELL students presented a play in English and in Spanish and performed dances from Ireland and Mexi ...

Inclusive Communities Grants

Inclusive Communities Grants

The Virginia Board for People with Disabilities is seeking Letters of Interest in response to two Competitive Requests for Proposal (RFPs). Approximately $400,000 is available for multiple awards. Grant projects will begin October 1, 2017, and are 100% federally funded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Community Li ...

County Health Rankings Are Out!

County Health Rankings Are Out!

The new 2017 County Health Rankings are now available! You’ll find updated data for your county, along with new resources and tools such as the 2017 Key Findings Report which points to rising rates of premature death, notably among our younger generations. New data and features displayed for your county’s snapshot: A new measure on Disconnected ...

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