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.

April 18, 2019 | KEYC-TV (MN)
Part of the Catholic charities Retired Senior Volunteer Program, the goal is to teach the young children about another generation's life, connecting two people that otherwise wouldn't even know the other existed. "Even though we are generations apart...
April 18, 2019 | Reading Eagle (PA)
Anya Ohlinger, 18, listens to the children walking past her house in Reading on their way home from school, and sometimes their conversations, their sharp words and anger, trouble her. She wonders if their parents know, if the children talk to them,...
April 18, 2019 | Reading Eagle (PA)
She joined the AmeriCorps program at the Olivet Boys & Girls Clubs' Pendora clubhouse on South 19th Street, tutoring children in kindergarten through eighth grade, reading to them, playing games with them and mentoring them.She's one of 23 AmeriC...
April 11, 2019 | Carroll County Times (MD)
An artist who cut her teeth at McDaniel College will have work in the Walters Art Museum as a finalist for a prominent Maryland art fellowship.Cheeny Celebrado-Royer was among the finalists for the 2019 Janet & Walter Sondheim Artscape Prize. Her...
April 10, 2019 | Daily Times (DE)
Among the many volunteer opportunities that RSVP offers to adults in Montgomery, Delaware and Chester counties, the Help on Call program has perhaps the most persistent ongoing need. The program provides rides, home visits, or phone calls to low-inco...
April 8, 2019 | KMA-LAND (IA)
Efforts to remove remaining floodwaters continue in the city of Hamburg, Iowa. A good portion of the community remains underwater because of levee breaches along the Missouri River last month. Hamburg Public Works Director Alan Dovel tells KMA News t...
April 8, 2019 | Richmond Register (VA)
Brenda Padilla spent Thursday repairing water bars along the Dixon Cave Trail near the historic entrance of Mammoth Cave. Padilla, who is from central California, is a team leader for the National Civilian Community Corps, a 10-month AmeriCorps progr...
April 4, 2019 | The Garden Island (HI)
Mayor Derek S.K. Kawakami said the county could not afford to pay for the countless hours of work accomplished by the AmeriCorps and Senior Corps volunteers on Kauai. He joined thousands of other government leaders across the country to acknowledge a...
April 3, 2019 | Winchester Sun (KY)
The Chinquapin Oak on Winchester’s Traveling Trail has grown in an open environment for likely it’s whole life, spreading its roots and branches far and wide, rising to its fullest potential. Erin Sliney, Clark County’s newest environmental educator,...
April 2, 2019 | KSBT-TV (IN)
Two local branches of national volunteer services are being recognized for helping people in South Bend. Mayor Pete Buttigieg recognized two AmeriCorps service programs: “South Bend Green Corps” and “Love Your Block.” It's for National Service Recogn...
April 2, 2019 | MSU Today (MI)
Nonprofits across the state, such as community health agencies, justice systems and other public or 501(c)3 groups, can apply to be a host site for the OPEN-MSU program. After identifying the sites, the program will place AmeriCorps VISTA volunteers...
April 2, 2019 | WRDE-TV (DE)
Leaders in Delaware are celebrating National Service Recognition Day by thanking veterans who work tirelessly to serve the community after years of serving their country. WRDE met up with the Veterans Conservation Corps in the Cape Henlopen State Par...
April 2, 2019 | WDTN-TV (OH)
National Service Recognition Day was held Tuesday and to celebrate, Dayton/Montgomery County AmeriCorps honored those who help serve in the county. The event featured several guest speakers including City Commissioner Darryl Fairchild, who spoke on h...
April 2, 2019 | WYMT-TV (KY)
The Corporation for National and Community Service volunteers were recognized across the region for National Service Recognition Day. City officials were encouraged to recognize local Senior Corps Foster Grandparent volunteers in their areas. Fosters...
March 31, 2019 | The Globe (MN)
If it weren’t for patient, compassionate, and supportive teachers, Juan Flores likely wouldn’t be helping students solve math problems or work through their social studies assignments. He also wouldn’t be wearing the identification badge of paraprofe...
March 28, 2019 | WWTW-TV (ME)
As part of WMTW News 8's Project Community initiative, our Jim Keithley introduces us to a woman who goes door to door bringing along companionship to others. Kitty Gee, 88, works with the Senior Companion program, where the goal is to address the lo...
March 27, 2019 | KOBI-TV/KOTI-TV (OR)
Wildlife Images is getting a helping hand to update their facilities. AmeriCorps volunteers from across the country are lending their talents to the rehab and education center. Team Blue Seven is the third group of AmeriCorps members to help out Wild...
March 21, 2019 | KNTV-TV (CA)
In the fire-ravaged communities of Mendocino and Lake Counties, unskilled, but enthusiastic construction teams have turned up lately to help burned-out residents rebuild. Teams of volunteers from the AmeriCorps service organization are rolling up the...
March 19, 2019 | Patch.com
2018 Arlington RSVP Volunteer of the Year Janet Garber had just retired from a job she says was "pretty intense." She said during her career with the federal government which concluded in 2009 she didn't have any time of her own, or "that's the way i...
March 17, 2019 | Union Leader (NH)
Brandon Chartier lost everything he cherished to the “demons” of his addiction. Now strong and sober, he’s committed to helping others find their own path to recovery. Chartier, 36, is part of Harbor Homes Recovery Corps, a new AmeriCorps program tar...
March 12, 2019 | Forbes.com
As Dr. Ann Hwang of the health care advocacy nonprofit Community Catalyst has written on Next Avenue, research studies show that older adults who volunteer are less likely to have high blood pressure or cardiovascular disease. They face a lower risk...
March 11, 2019 | WEAR-TV (FL)
"Two walks - one in the morning and one in the afternoon. And then, whenever I can get out there and play some golf, I'll do that." That's how Ray Bonomo keeps himself fine-tuned for his active days. Ray is quite a character known around Milton for h...
March 9, 2019 | Scottsbluff Star Herald (NE)
Beth Vogt knows what it's like to struggle with poverty. And now, she wants to help those who are still struggling. That's why Vogt recently took a position as an AmeriCorps member serving with the Fremont Family Coalition. She's been tasked with org...
March 8, 2019 | Duluth News Tribune (MN)
Historic buildings, statues and monuments give the Northland its character and charm but these important structures have always been threatened by neglect, ambivalence and harsh Minnesota winters. Now another enemy is on the move: The skilled labor n...
March 8, 2019 | The Seattle Times (WA)
I know my students are powerful, smart, creative and have everything they need in them to be successful. I also know that school can be tough. I knew I had made it when, at age 22, I became a Pickle Bob. The Pickle Bobs are a close-knit group of fift...
Back to Top