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Tax Info You Need to Know

Tax Info You Need to Know

Many of your clients and members may be eligible for the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) and other tax credits, but they must file a tax return in order to claim the credits.  Clients who worked in 2017, and earned less than $54,000 may be able to have their tax returns completed for FREE by an IRS-certified volunteer at a Volunteer Income Tax Ass ...

National Service Awards Extended!

National Service Awards Extended!

The deadline to nominate an outstanding National Service member, volunteer, or alum has been extended to Friday, February 23, 2018, 5pm EST!! Does your organization have a secret weapon? If you have individuals currently and/or formerly serving in National Service programs through AmeriCorps State, AmeriCorps VISTA, and Senior Corps, you know they are ...

Stories of Service: Audia Harris

Stories of Service: Audia Harris

Audia Harris, who is currently serving as an AmeriCorps member with Dan River Year AmeriCorps at the Institute of Advance Learning and Research in the Danville area has been named the February 2018 Virginia AmeriCorps Brand Ambassador. Audia who was born in Danville, is 32 years old and currently serving a third term as an AmeriCorps member. "I live in ...

AmeriCorps Week 2018

AmeriCorps Week 2018

AmeriCorps Week is a celebration of all things AmeriCorps – from the programs and organizations that make this national service initiative possible in thousands of locations across the country, to the members who have committed to "Get Things Done" since the program’s inception in 1994. As part of the 2018 festivities, programs across Virginia and t ...

New Targeted AmeriCorps Grants

New Targeted AmeriCorps Grants

The AmeriCorps Team will soon be releasing another Request for Applications that will focus exclusively on activities related to: reducing and/or preventing prescription drug and opioid use; child wellness related to reducing or preventing child abuse, improving outcomes for child victims of abuse, and improving outcomes for foster youth, includi ...

Nominate Hanover Volunteers!

Nominate Hanover Volunteers!

Do you know someone who is making a difference in our community? The Hanover 2018 Spirit of Volunteerism Awards highlight the contributions and dedication of local volunteers who are making positive impacts on our quality of life. These awards allow the community to acknowledge the work of our local “unsung heroes”. Anyone may nominate inspiring ind ...

Funding Opportunity for Schools

Funding Opportunity for Schools

#LeadASAP Tapestry Collection Spark the Arts grants of $500 will be awarded to up to 10 youth, schools, youth development/afterschool programs, and community-based organizations in the Richmond, Virginia area to support youth-led projects that activate volunteers ages 12-25. Projects will take place in the Spring of 2018. Proposed projects should us ...

Is AmeriCorps Right for You?

Is AmeriCorps Right for You?

The grant application process for 2018-19 Virginia AmeriCorps State Formula Funding is underway! Does your organization have a passion for service and a desire to develop leaders? Grants assist groups in recruiting, training, and placing individuals to address critical needs in your community. AmeriCorps engages thousands of individuals on a full- or p ...

Spread the Word About EITC

Spread the Word About EITC

Workers may get a larger tax refund this year because of the EITC or Earned Income Tax Credit. But to get it, you must file a tax return and claim it. January 26th is National EITC Awareness Day -- a nationwide effort to increase awareness about EITC and free tax preparation sites. This year, IRS is promoting EITC and providing information on other ref ...

2018 National Service Awards

2018 National Service Awards

Does your organization have a secret weapon? If you have individuals currently and/or formerly serving in National Service programs through AmeriCorps State, AmeriCorps VISTA, and Senior Corps, you know they are making a real impact! Whether its the AmeriCorps member tutoring elementary school students with their reading skills, the Senior Companion gi ...

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