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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

International Service Opportunities

International Service Opportunities

Global Service Corps (GSC) is an international nonprofit that offers service-learning volunteer programs. GSC is one of few international volunteer organizations that has the unique ability to process the AmeriCorps Segal Award for their programs through a partnership with the University at Albany, SUNY. GSC currently offers programs in Cambodia. In Ca ...

Stories of Service: Shay Wilson

Stories of Service: Shay Wilson

The Corps Network has named Virginia AmeriCorps member Shanique (Shay) Wilson of the Virginia Service and Conservation Corps as one of the 2017 Corps Members of the Year! Shay is one of five members selected from more than 100 organizations representing 23,000 members. She joined AmeriCorps looking for a change of pace from her job at a restaurant. Lit ...

New AmeriCorps Background Check Guide

New AmeriCorps Background Check Guide

CNCS has launched a new resource on National Service Criminal History Checks (NSCHC), the NSCHC State by State Guide! This newly-developed resource provides the following for each state and US territory: For State Checks The CNCS-designated state repository for each state with contact information Information on the cost of state checks through ...

Fight Poverty with AmeriCorps VISTA!

Fight Poverty with AmeriCorps VISTA!

Back in 1963, when President Kennedy introduced the idea of AmeriCorps VISTA to Congress, he could have never dreamed of all the good AmeriCorps VISTA members have done to alleviate poverty all over America. AmeriCorps VISTA continues to bring individuals and communities out of poverty by partnering with and supporting organizations and initiatives tha ...

AmeriCorps is the Answer!

AmeriCorps is the Answer!

What could AmeriCorps do for your organization? Apply for 2017-18 AmeriCorps Formula Funding and find out! Since 1994, 1 million AmeriCorps members have contributed more than 1.4 billion hours in service across America while tackling pressing problems and mobilizing millions of volunteers for the organizations they serve. With funding from the Corporat ...

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