Students to Benefit from Summit

Students to Benefit from Summit

The Office of Volunteerism and Community Services (OVCS) AmeriCorps team, in collaboration with the Virginia Department of Education, hosted the first national service Education Summit event in March.  This opportunity was possible through the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) Commission Investment Funds for training and technical a ...

AmeriCorps NCCC Applications

AmeriCorps NCCC Applications

AmeriCorps NCCC’s Application Season for the Fall of 2017 (August 21st  – October 16th ) is OPEN! Each year, AmeriCorps NCCC engages teams of members in projects in communities across the United States. Service projects, which typically last from six to eight weeks, address critical needs related to natural and other disasters, infrastructure improveme ...

Grants Address Opioid Crisis

Grants Address Opioid Crisis

ATTENTION: DEADLINE HAS BEEN EXTENDED TO 2PM, FRIDAY, APRIL 14, 2017! The Office on Volunteerism and Community Service (OVCS) has released a targeted priority Request for Applications focusing on (1) reducing and/or preventing prescription drug and opioid abuse; and/or (2) strengthening law enforcement and community relations.  To see the RFP, go to h ...

Mayors Applaud National Service

Mayors Applaud National Service

On April 4th, 4,000 mayors and county leaders showed their support for National Service by attending events, issuing proclamations, and participating in service projects alongside their local AmeriCorps and Senior Corps members! In Virginia, 40 mayors and county leaders signed a national registry signifying their praise and support for the outstanding ...

Getting Financially Fit with AmeriCorps

Getting Financially Fit with AmeriCorps

Community members in Southwest Virginia are more financially free and secure thanks to AmeriCorps. When The Advancement Foundation's (TAF) AmeriCorps member Kelly Robertson began leading the Virginia Individual Development Accounts (VIDA) program, she never dreamed the impact she would have. The VIDA program guides individuals on how to save for a down ...

Virginia Education Summits

Virginia Education Summits

Does your program work with students and youth?  Do your members work in Virginia's schools or in out-of-school time programming? Don't miss this incredible opportunity to learn from Virginia's education leaders! The Virginia Office on Volunteerism and Community Services will host three day-long sessions across the state featuring workshops and act ...

AmeriCorps Targeted Priority Grants

The Office on Volunteerism and Community Service (OVCS) has released a targeted priority Request for Applications focusing on (1) reducing and/or preventing prescription drug and opioid abuse; and/or (2) strengthening law enforcement and community relations. https://vendor.epro.cgipdc.com/webapp/VSSAPPX/Advantage, and then search for Solicitation: OVCS ...

Teach It Forward! Challenge

Teach It Forward! Challenge

The Center for Community Engagement & Career Competitiveness (CCECC) at Averett University started the Teach It Forward! Challenge (TIF!)  in the spring of 2016 as a way to meet an ongoing need for consistent tutors in the Danville community. The CCECC saw an opportunity to meet this need because Averett students identified tutoring as one of the m ...

Celebrate AmeriCorps Week!

Celebrate AmeriCorps Week!

During AmeriCorps Week, April 4-11, 2017, individuals, programs, and organizations will honor and celebrate the contributions that 80,000 Americans make to their communities and the service of more than 1 million AmeriCorps alumni. Beyond showing appreciation for AmeriCorps members, one of the main goals for the week is to increase overall awareness of ...

AmeriCorps Week is March 6-11

AmeriCorps Week is March 6-11

AmeriCorps Week is  a time to show the impact of national service programs in local communities, around the Commonwealth, and beyond! AmeriCorps programs will be sharing member stories and detailing how their programs have improved their communities. Programs will also take this time to thank members, volunteers, and partners. To share your support on ...

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