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Virginia AmeriCorps Grants Process

Virginia AmeriCorps Grants Process

Does your organization have a passion for service and a desire to develop leaders? AmeriCorps grants assist organizations like yours in recruiting, training, and placing individuals to address critical needs in your community. The AmeriCorps Program Formula Application Process  will begin in early November with the release of Virginia's Request f ...

Virginia Service Foundation Grants

Virginia Service Foundation Grants

Thanks to funding from the Virginia Service Foundation, several nonprofits and agencies throughout Virginia were able to organize impactful service projects in their communities for 9/11 Day and Day to Serve. In Southwest Virginia, Appalachian Community Action Agency partnered with Meals of Love for a food drive which collected nearly 850 pounds of foo ...

AmeriCorps Celebrates 1 Million Members!

AmeriCorps Celebrates 1 Million Members!

On October 7, National Service will reach an incredible milestone for the nation as it surpasses one million men and women who have joined AmeriCorps since it began. Virginia's members will join members from across the country for simultaneous, nationwide swearing-in ceremonies. Launch events will take place in Wytheville, Arlington, Chesterfield, Norf ...

Hunger Action Month in September

Hunger Action Month in September

September is Hunger Action Month, a month-long campaign in which Feeding America and the national network of 200 food banks across the country mobilize the public to take action on the issue of domestic hunger. This is an opportunity to make a positive impact that will help feed thousands of Virginians!  How can you show your support? TUR ...

Call for AmeriCorps Concept Papers

Call for AmeriCorps Concept Papers

Could a team of AmeriCorps members help your organization achieve greater community impact? This is an opportunity, outside of the process used to accept full AmeriCorps proposals, for your organization to develop and share a basic idea for an AmeriCorps proposal and program, and get feedback from the Service Commission staff ahead of the release of ...

AmeriCorps 9/11 Day Events in Virginia

AmeriCorps 9/11 Day Events in Virginia

Virginia's AmeriCorps State programs are participating in 9/11 Day of Service and Remembrance events across the Commonwealth. From food drives to emergency preparedness events, our AmeriCorps teams are honoring those lives lost on September 11th through service to their communities. Many of these events are still looking for additional volunteers. If y ...

$13M in Virginia AmeriCorps Funding

$13M in Virginia AmeriCorps Funding

Governor McAuliffe today announced nearly $13 million in FY17 funding for Virginia through the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS).  These federal funds will support more than 5,700 people of all ages and backgrounds as they help to meet local needs, strengthen communities, and increase civic engagement through national service in Vir ...

Senior Corps Leaders Gather in Virginia

Senior Corps Leaders Gather in Virginia

Senior Corps program directors met recently in Reston for their annual training event with the theme of "Senior Corps: Champions of Service for a New Era." Corporation for National and Community Service CEO Wendy Spencer expressed appreciation for all Senior Corps programs and wished RSVP a Happy 45th Anniversary. As part of the day, Senior Corps direc ...

College Advising Corps Expands!

College Advising Corps Expands!

The University of Virginia – Virginia College Advising Corps AmeriCorps program has expanded to Southwest Virginia! The College Advising Corps places recent graduates in public Virginia high schools to assist students with college admission, financial aid and scholarship applications. The program’s new partners are John I. Burton High School in Norton ...

9/11 Day Initiative to Promote Unity

9/11 Day Initiative to Promote Unity

A new coalition, called Tomorrow Together, has launched a new initiative to encourage unity, empathy, and service each year on September 11th.  Activities for 9/11 this year include: a special opportunity for families to win a trip to NYC to visit the 9/11 Memorial and Museum, along with other prizes from Scholastic and gift cards offered by Target (an ...

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