National Service Blog

Take a look inside the world of national service and volunteering to learn how AmeriCorps and Senior Corps improve lives, foster civic engagement, and strengthen communities across the country.


Thank you to all the local leaders who recognize #NationalServiceWorks

It’s National Service Recognition Day!

If it’s the first Tuesday in April, it’s time for National Service Recognition Day
AmeriCorps members being sworn into service

How America's Future is Being Made in AmeriCorps

National Service Program Has Opened Path to College and Careers for 25 YearsEverybody has a story to tell, as the saying goes. Within that story... Read More
AmeriCorps member smiles while serving with Reading Partners

Reading Corps AmeriCorps Members ‘Get Things Done’

Program works to narrow the opportunity gap by improving early childhood literacy[Editor’s note: A headline in the National Service News email on... Read More
AmeriCorps boots lined up for service

More True Tales of Lives and Futures that were #MadeInAmeriCorps

We’re sharing more stories of AmeriCorps alumni whose paths were influenced by national serviceAt the Corporation for National and Community Service... Read More
AmeriCorps members building a home

Building Service: A Look Back at the 2017 CNCS Evidence-based Intervention Planning Grants (Part 3)

Earlier this year, the CNCS Office of Research & Evaluation (ORE) introduced recipients of the 2017 AmeriCorps State and National Evidence-based... Read More
Made in AmriCorps, Share Your Story

True Tales of Lives and Futures that were #MadeInAmeriCorps

We’re highlighting stories of AmeriCorps alumni whose paths were influenced by national serviceAt the Corporation for National and Community Service... Read More
National Commission on Military, National, and Public Service panel on stage

Service in Spotlight as National Commission Releases Report

Bipartisan Leaders Call National Service ‘America’s Best-Kept Secret’National service was in the house and on the agenda Wednesday as the National... Read More
Painting titled, "The Girl in the Picture"

MLK Day: The Girl in the Picture

(The following post previously appeared on the National Service Blog in 2015.)Ruby Bridges’ walk to school became a symbol of the Civil Rights... Read More
Admiral Gay swearing someone into office

Life Lessons in Mentoring from a Military Leader

Admiral Earl Gay knows a lot about inspiring others from 33 years of Navy serviceJanuary is National Mentoring Month and the Corporation for National... Read More
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