America’s greatness comes from the extraordinary acts of ordinary citizens. The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) makes our country great by empowering citizens to solve local problems, expanding economic opportunity, encouraging personal responsibility, and strengthening civil society. Based on the principals of local control, competition, accountability, and public-private partnership, CNCS is a cost effective investment in America’s future.
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Through Senior Corps, AmeriCorps, and other programs, CNCS engages three million Americans in results-driven service each year at 50,000 locations across the country, plus 43,000 individuals and families who receive independent living support in their homes.
CNCS works closely with Governor-appointed State Service Commissions, mayors and county officials to invest in local community solutions. CNCS strengthens communities by engaging 325,000 trained, skilled members in sustained service at schools, food banks, homeless shelters, veteran’s homes, and youth centers. The Social Innovation Fund (SIF) supports the growth of effective programs to have greater impact, as well as the development of innovative approaches to address the most challenging social problems. Since the program’s inception in 2009, the SIF has generated $1 billion in investments for evidence-based community solutions in 46 states and Washington, D.C. Private and local funders have nearly tripled the federal investment, providing $672 million to expand programs that work.
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CNCS is getting things done for America. Here are a few examples of the lives we improve and communities we strengthen. These facts, stories, and videos demonstrate the impact we make. We hope you will explore them and share them on your own social media channels.
Thanks to strong public-private partnerships, the Corporation for National and Community Service leverages an additional $1.26 BILLION per year to increase our impact. That’s even more than the federal investment! www.nationalservice.gov
Last year, Senior Corps vols & AmeriCorps members provided #FreeTaxPrep to 280K low-income families & individuals across the country. This tax season, they’re at it again. #AmeriCorpsWorks #SeniorCorpsWorks
#Mayor4Service Sam Liccardo of San Jose, CA emphasized the importance of national service like Senior Corps and AmeriCorps during his State of the City. Learn how your mayor can get involved in similar initiatives: bit.ly/2l4la05 #ServeSJ #SanJose #NationalServiceWorks #SeniorCorpsWorks #AmeriCorpsWorks #CA
National Service Works for America
#DYK? On average, Habitat for Humanity affiliates that host AmeriCorps members build 9 more homes per year and engage nearly 70% more volunteers! #AmeriCorpsWorks
Every AmeriCorps alum earns an Education Award – to date that’s over $3.3 billion earned in scholarship funds and $1 billion specifically used to pay off student loans. The award is currently $5,815 and matched by 180+ institutions of higher ed. www.nationalservice.gov
. #AmeriCorpsWorks #HigherEd
In communities across the country, AmeriCorps members are making a real impact every day. #AmeriCorpsWorks
We’re proud of the critical services our AmeriCorps NCCC teams provide on a daily basis.
Check out NCCC’s noteworthy accomplishments over the past three years and help spread the word that AmeriCorps NCCC members GET THINGS DONE!
AmeriCorps Invests a record 3.5 million in tribal communities
AmeriCorps FEMA Corps program impact by the numbers
Through AmeriCorps VISTA, I learned that individuals living with disabilities bring fresh perspectives, new ideas, new culture, and new levels of awareness. All of which aid in improving others and organizations.
Senior Corps RSVP Volunteers making an impact
Senior Corps volunteers making a difference for generations
Senior Corps Making a Difference in Montana
Senior Corps Making a Difference in New York
Senior Corps Making a Difference in Texas
Become a Foster Grandparent Volunteer
Foster Grandparents Supporting Kids in Baltimore’s Juvenile Justice System
Foster Grandparents for Every Syracuse 1st and 2nd Grade Classroom
Social Innovation Fund (SIF)
Growing innovation with the Social Innovation Fund (SIF)
The Social Innovation Fund is marking a $1B milestone. Read about it on their blog post & follow @SIFund on Twitter for more info: bit.ly/2liSCSb
#SIF grantees have expanded evidence-based programs to have greater impact though 1,849 local orgs #SIFundWorks
How #SIF PFS works: a pay for performance approach to social impact #SIFWeek #SIFundWorks
#DYK the #SIF has supported 93 rigorous evaluations that are publicly available once completed? Check them out here: http://go.usa.gov/x9f5m
Find what works & make it work for more people. That’s what we believe social innovation is all about! #SIFWeek
You can count on National Service in times of Disaster (SIF)
National Service Works in Times of Disaster
National Service Works for Education
AmeriCorps tutors with the Minnesota Reading Corps helped four and five-year-old students meet or exceed literacy targets.
These numbers say it all: the @SIFund is helping our kids to read & succeed. @RepSpeier @RepAnnaEshoo #SIFundWorks #SIFWeek @siliconvalleycf
National Service Works for Veterans
AmeriCorps serves Veterans
AmeriCorps VISTA helps Veterans find afforadable housing
Expanding Economic and Job Opportunity
AmeriCorps VISTA members support employment skills and opportunities in St. Louis, MO
AmeriCorps VISTA connecting coal miners to new jobs in Eastern Kentucky