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Day to Serve 2017

Day to Serve 2017

Day to Serve, September 9-October 10, is a unique annual initiative that transcends politics and religious differences. Coinciding with the 9/11 Day of Service and Remembrance, this service period seeks to unites people of all faiths, races, cultures, and backgrounds with the shared goal of helping those in need and improving the communities where we l ...

New Peer City Tool

New Peer City Tool

A new Peer City Identification Tool, developed by the Community Development and Policy Studies division (CDPS) of the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, will help you find peer cities that are experiencing similar trends or challenges. This information is fantastic for identifying needed context to policymakers and practitioners. The tool is a data co ...

Summer of Service Ideas

Summer of Service Ideas

With summer right around the corner, now is the perfect time to think about ways in which young people and their families can serve their communities during the break. Service and volunteerism gives youth an identity and purpose and helps them to develop important skills in critical thinking, creativity, collaboration, and communication. Consider ways ...

2017 Hurricane Toolkit

2017 Hurricane Toolkit

June 1 - September 30 is officially Hurricane Season! Ready.gov has released its digital toolkit containing social media posts and links to graphics and videos hurricane preparedness and improve clear actionable information for individual and community preparedness.  This is a fantastic resource which includes everything from templates for letters to e ...

Summer Meals Program

Summer Meals Program

With the school year ending, many kids face hunger this summer. The Summer Food Service Program ensures that low-income children continue to receive nutritious meals when school is not in session. More than 200 million free meals will be provided to children 18 years and under at Summer Food Service sites across the U.S. Recently, First Lady of Virg ...

National Service Members Honored

National Service Members Honored

Senior Corps and AmeriCorps members serving in Virginia who have performed outstanding service to their communities were honored at the 2017 Virginia Volunteerism and Service Conference on May 16, 2017. The first annual Virginia National Service Awards honored five amazing individuals who were nominated by their organization's program directors/sponsor ...

AmeriCorps VISTA Positions Available

AmeriCorps VISTA Positions Available

The Virginia Housing Alliance is looking for a number of individuals to serve in AmeriCorps VISTA positions across the Commonwealth. AmeriCorps VISTA (Volunteers in Service to America) members bring their passion and perseverance where the need is greatest: to organizations that help eradicate poverty. The most pressing challenges we face as a nati ...

Carroll Co. Earth Day Celebration

Carroll Co. Earth Day Celebration

Carroll County Lift Up AmeriCorps program enlisted the help of 300 plus student volunteers in grades 5 through 8 to create Earth Day inspirational grocery bags to be placed in 7 locally owned stores to spread the word about ways to save the earth's resources. See photos from this project. ...

Carroll Co. Hosts Health Event

Carroll Co. Hosts Health Event

The Carroll County Lift Up AmeriCorps Tutoring Program partnered with the CAVS after-school remediation program for 60 plus students to sponsor an after-school event that showcased exercise, nutrition, and other healthy habits. Nine recruited volunteers provided sessions on strength-building exercises, Taekwondo, and refit movement to music. The eve ...

Housing Conference Proposals Needed

Housing Conference Proposals Needed

The Governor's 2017 Virginia Governor's Housing Conference in Norfolk, November 15-17, has issued a Call for Proposals. This year's housing conference's theme is "Fostering Inclusive Communities." Inclusion means the action of including or being included, being connected and involved. Fostering inclusion encompasses our civic responsibility to address ...

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