In the News

National Service In the News highlights media stories on CNCS and its programs. Articles are presented as links. Clicking links may connect you to third-party websites. CNCS does not endorse the individuals or organizations associated with these links and cannot attest to the information provided.

July 10, 2019 | The Courier Journal (KY)
Beginning Thursday, the city of Louisville will host the 39th National Veterans Wheelchair Games. With 19 competitive events from weightlifting to hand cycling, the games are a rehabilitation competition giving our nation’s heroes the chance to engag...
July 9, 2019 | The Parsons Advocate (WV)
Energy Express is a six-week-long summer program established in 1995 to aid children in first through sixth grades in their reading and skills and nutrition education. This is a grant-funded, immersion program partnering the West Virginia University...
June 28, 2019 | Houston County News (TX)
A trout stream bank stabilization project that started as an experiment on a Root River tributary has become a tested conservation practice in Houston County’s bluff country. This summer, for the sixth consecutive season, a Conservation Corps Minneso...
June 24, 2019 | Daily Herald (UT)
Carol Ann Heuer is parentless and feels lonely often. After more than a dozen strokes and heart attacks, she is homebound and says getting just a phone call a week from someone is a real pick-me-up. That one weekly phone call does ring through — from...
June 22, 2019 | Springfield News Leader (MO)
Anderson, a longtime Springfield school volunteer known to children as "Grandma Dee Dee," then picked up a book about the ABCs of patriotism. "A, of course, is for America," she said, going through the start of the alphabet. "... Our favorite one is...
June 17, 2019 | Associated Press
Looking for a spot to begin her elementary school's very first garden — a place where they could not just grow food but bring science to life — Patterson Elementary School teacher Kathy Marion settled on an area in full sun with room to spread out: s...
June 15, 2019 | News Chief (FL)
If Fredrick “Roy” Sosa and his daughter, Tiffany Anderson, happen to run short of conversational topics on Father’s Day, they can always engage in an academic discussion on the principles of psychology. Sosa and Anderson, both Lakeland residents, rec...
June 14, 2019 | The Corps Network
More than 200 volunteers engaged in trail restoration, landscaping, and other maintenance projects at and around Theodore Roosevelt Island in Washington, D.C., last week for The Corps Network’s sixth-annual Great Outdoors Day of Service. Speakers at...
June 14, 2019 | High Plains Public Radio
For Louanna Fowler, becoming homeless didn't happen little by little — it happened all at once. One day she was living in a foster home, the next, she had aged out and was on the street. "When I first got homeless, I didn't have a tent, I didn't have...
June 13, 2019 | Lancester Online (PA)
Rose Rodriguez, a program manager with the nonprofit Cities of Service, had only been in Lancaster a few hours Wednesday afternoon, so she was reluctant to draw definitive conclusions about the city's implementation of her organization’s Love Your Bl...
June 12, 2019 | Dodge City Daily Globe (KS)
It’s a sound that gets your attention and can save your life. The persistent, piercing blare of a smoke detector alerts people something bad is happening and action needs to be taken. The Dodge City Retired and Senior Volunteer Program decided to get...
June 11, 2019 | KyForward.com (KY)
Six of Eula Hall’s 10 full siblings lived into adulthood. Her family was among the more fortunate. Growing up in rural Appalachian Kentucky, Eula has witnessed poverty; she lived it. She remembers regularly seeing children with staph infections that...
June 11, 2019 | myarklamiss.com
With the Arkansas River now below flood stage, City of Little Rock Departments of Parks and Recreation and Public Works have turned efforts to clean-up and repair of streets and nearly 1,300 acres of park land. With the overwhelming response from Lit...
June 11, 2019 | The Dallas Morning News (TX)
Being a volunteer grandma is good for you. That's what an independent, federally financed study reveals. It's also good for the little ones being nurtured by the Foster Grandparents. That's what the broad smiles on the faces of preschoolers at a sout...
June 6, 2019 | KING-TV (WA)
The Everett Police Department will soon expand its partnership with a national addiction recovery group by embedding an AmeriCorps volunteer with officers. Everett police was selected last week to be the first department on the west coast to join the...
June 5, 2019 | Riverbend.com (IL)
A group of students from Lewis and Clark Community College’s YouthBuild AmeriCorps program volunteered Friday, May 31, in Downtown Alton to help with flood relief efforts. A total of 14 student volunteers filled more than 800 sandbags between 9 a.m....
June 5, 2019 | The Sand Mountain Reporter (AL)
Marshall County Retired Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) recently received a grant of $75,000 from The Daniel Foundation of Alabama for construction of the new RSVP Gathering Place, Marshall County RSVP Director Jean Ann Moon. Moon said the Daniel Fou...
June 4, 2019 | AARP
[Editor's note: The linked article is a Q&A with Kozlowski.] Judith Kozlowski is a consultant with the Department of Justice Elder Justice Initiative, which combats financial exploitation of older Americans and elder abuse and neglect. She works...
May 29, 2019 | KKCO-TV (CO)
A national service program is down in Montrose doing volunteer work for the community.The City of Montrose and Habitat for Humanity of the San Juans have partnered to bring in AmeriCorps NCCC volunteers. They are doing cleanup work in the Tortilla Fl...
May 29, 2019 | Star Tribune (MN)
Mayor Jacob Frey was slimed by students at Hmong International Academy, to honor his challenge to sign up 20 new AmeriCorps tutors of the 250 needed in Minneapolis.
May 28, 2019 | News Tribune (MO)
The cleanup is another of a long series of steps to be made during recovery from a tornado strike.Kenan Ender, a St. Louis-based AmeriCorps member, before he sent a handful of volunteers out to help with cleanup, updated them on safety concerns withi...
May 28, 2019 | Reporter Today (RI)
Deborah Pfanstiehl of East Providence has been an active participant in the East Bay Foster Grandparent Program, a division of East Bay Community Action Program, for two and a half years. She has served in Sue Brown’s 1st grade classroom at the A.M....
May 25, 2019 | MyPandhandle.com (FL)
So many Bay County residents had to leave after Hurricane Michael due to the lack of housing, but a volunteer organization made a difference to ensure one local family didn't have to. 'Hope Panhandle' was founded after Hurricane Michael to help with...
May 24, 2019 | The News-Herald (OH)
The Retired and Senior Volunteer Program of Lake County, known as RSVP, this week began Connections Through Music, a free group music therapy-based program. In 2017, the Benjamin Rose Institute on Aging and RSVP received a grant from the Lake County...
May 24, 2019 | WFXT-TV (MA)
At 91, she set out every day for the Dorchester Headstart on Geneva Avenue, where she volunteered as a 'foster grandparent. On Friday, dozens gathered at Florian Hall to celebrate her retirement after 27 years of giving back. "I got a lot out of the...
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