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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 ...

How to Help Louisiana

How to Help Louisiana

Over the last two weeks, Louisiana communities have been devastated by flooding.  To date, more than 560 AmeriCorps members and Senior Corps volunteers have been a part of the relief effort. The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) has secured a major $4.5 million Mission Assignment from FEMA and the State of Louisiana to assist in the ...

2-1-1 Makes Nearly 200,000 Referrals

2-1-1 Makes Nearly 200,000 Referrals

2-1-1 Virginia, the Commonwealth's information and referral system connecting people with available community services, provided nearly 200,000 referrals for needed services last year! The free phone service is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year and maintains a secured database of more than 6,000 agencies. The professionally-train ...

AmeriCorps Impacts STEM Skills

AmeriCorps Impacts STEM Skills

The Dan River Year (DRY) AmeriCorps program supports southern Virginia’s interest in improving science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) outcomes for the region’s citizens The program primarily focuses on K-12 students, job seekers and incumbent workers in the counties of Halifax, Pittsylvania, Henry, and Patrick; and the cities of Martinsville ...

9/11 Project Planned in Alexandria

9/11 Project Planned in Alexandria

Volunteer Alexandria  will partner with the Ivy Hill Cemetery to honor those laid to rest by repairing and painting a fountain that was dedicated to the firefighters. In addition, volunteers will landscape and plant flowers followed by a "Character Does Matter" presentation. The project will take place September 10, 9 a.m.-12 p.m.  This volunteer oppor ...

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