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$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 ...

National Governors Highlight Service

National Governors Highlight Service

First Lady Dorothy McAuliffe continued to show her support for National Service at the National Governors Association’s 2016 Summer Meeting, July 14-17, in Des Moines, IO. Over the four day meeting, the First Lady joined Corporation for National and Community Service Director Wendy Spencer and AmeriCorps and Senior Corps members to package 50,000 meals ...

First Lady Supports AmeriCorps Teams

First Lady Supports AmeriCorps Teams

Virginia's AmeriCorps Programs were thrilled to welcome First Lady McAuliffe at their annual program directors training event in Richmond, July 18-20. The First Lady made note of the enormity of Virginia's role in supporting national programs like Employers of National Service and the Service Year Initiative. She mentioned the success of many of our pr ...

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