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Foster grandparents program honored

Carol Stamper’s eyes filled with tears as she recounted the joy of being a foster grandparent."Sometimes children tell me grandma, I just need a hug today," Stamper said, "I just can't explain how I feel, but it's a happy feeling."

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Yankees announce HOPE Week 2013 details

Yankees announce HOPE Week 2013 details | National Service | Scoop.it

HOPE Week reminds us about what we can achieve by rolling up our sleeves and working together, and I commend the New York Yankees for recognizing how volunteering helps communities overcome challenges," said Wendy Spencer, who leads President Barack Obama's national call-to-service initiative, United We Serve, and is the CEO of the Corporation for National and Community Service, the federal agency that engages more than 5 million Americans in service through its AmeriCorps, Senior Corps, the Social Innovation Fund, and other programs.

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One Hope United gets new location

One Hope United gets new location | National Service | Scoop.it

The foster grandparents help in the schools to mentor and tutor children, and they help United Way with special events.

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NCoC: Networked Communities and Nonprofits are Important Weapons in the Economic Recovery of American Communities

NCoC: Networked Communities and Nonprofits are Important Weapons in the Economic Recovery of American Communities | National Service | Scoop.it
A study released today by the National Conference on Citizenship (NCoC) shows that a strong civic foundation is directly linked to strengthening employment at the metropolitan, county, and state levels.
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RSVP honors Steuben County Volunteers

RSVP honors Steuben County Volunteers | National Service | Scoop.it

Steuben County RSVP recognized all their volunteers at the 39th annual event and luncheon on Thursday, June 14th, 2012.

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Heart of West Michigan United Way piloting new childhood literacy initiative to reach more kids

Heart of West Michigan United Way piloting new childhood literacy initiative to reach more kids | National Service | Scoop.it
AmeriCorps tutors, supporting a literacy coach, will work with 10 students daily one-on-one to improve reading skills.
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Corporation for National and Community Service

Corporation for National and Community Service | National Service | Scoop.it

Created in 1993, the Corporation for National Service is a public-private partnership that engages Americans of all ages in service.

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"Idaho Americorps Week" kicks off

 On Monday, local Americorps service members and over 100 Boys and Girls Club members teamed up for the official kick off of, 'Idaho AmeriCorps Week.' The local event is part of ...

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The Turner Report: Americorps in action after Joplin Tornado

Americorps in action after Joplin Tornado

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AmeriCorps*VISTA Position URB Advising

The AmeriCorps*VISTA member will work through underserved middle and elementary schools in Austin to develop, support, and facilitate school wellness teams consisting of parents, teachers, and community leaders.
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Geoffrey Canada in Minneapolis: "Get Ready for Your Moment"

Geoffrey Canada in Minneapolis: "Get Ready for Your Moment" | National Service | Scoop.it

There is no reason a child should be denied opportunity in this country because of the zip code they live in,” he told the more than 2000 attendees of the...

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Baltimore Squashwise, AmeriCorps Partner, Teaches Responsibility and Leadership to Students

Baltimore Squashwise, AmeriCorps Partner, Teaches Responsibility and Leadership to Students | National Service | Scoop.it
Though these students are technically on the receiving end of a volunteer project, they are still completing a critical component of Maryland’s service learning requirement through their participation with the team: developing student responsibility. Developing responsibility is one of the seven best practices of service learning that Maryland schools hope to instill in students throughout their education.
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What's Wrong With the Teenage Mind?

What's Wrong With the Teenage Mind? | National Service | Scoop.it

Children today reach puberty earlier and adulthood later. This article concludes with a recommendation that AmeriCorps can help mitigate this problem!

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Haas named permanent director at Nevada's rural RSVP

Haas named permanent director at Nevada's rural RSVP | National Service | Scoop.it

Haas has been the rural RSVP interim director since the death of Janice Ayres, who founded the program and built it into a 15-county Nevada force. Haas was characterized as the right person to carry on the work.

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Digging in with AmeriCorps - The Star Democrat

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Digging in with AmeriCorps
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AmeriCorps. AmeriCorps volunteers (from left) Jahari Barker, Max Limeburger and Rebeckah Moran cut rye by hand at the Sassafras Environmental Education Center near Turner's Creek.
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Foster Grandparents - Imagine KC

Learn about Kansas City's "foster grandparents" in this #ImagineKC segment: http://t.co/DtVJP0XkfZ
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Interview with Katherine Erickson, AmeriCorps VISTA

Interview with Katherine Erickson, AmeriCorps VISTA | National Service | Scoop.it

For the past year, Katherine Erickson spent her AmeriCorps Vista year of service working on Housing 1000. The Housing 1000 Team is incredibly grateful for all of her contributions to our campaign. 

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AmeriCorps Volunteers Deployed to Woodbury

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In cooperation with Pomperaug Heath District's Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) unit, a team of AmeriCorps volunteers will dedicate two weeks of their summer to helping Woodbury and Southbury with public health ...
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$1.39 million awarded in Utah

(Salt Lake City) The Utah Commission on Volunteers announced today that five organizations in Utah have been awarded $1.39 million in AmeriCorps grants to address some of the most pressing challenges facing Utah ...
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Wyandotte County RSVP

Providence Medical Center, Kansas City, Kan., was recently recognized by the Wyandotte County Retired Senior Volunteer Program (R.S.V.P.) as the “Volunteer Station of the Year,” where the most hours were donated in the county in 2011, ...
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Interested in serving with AmeriCorps? AND working at Keene State ...

WE ARE CURRENTLY SEEKING APPLICATIONS FOR THE AMERICORPS VISTA POSITION AT KSC (HOSTED THROUGH CAMPUS COMPACT OF NEW HAMPSHIRE). The VISTA will work with the Coordinator of ...
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Cowlitz County Emergency Management

The Cowlitz AmeriCorps team and Longview Housing Authority are holding a drive this month to help veterans who are moving into living facilities. There are always things that are needed when moving into an apartment or ...
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Twitter / Linda Freeman

I am in Orlando with our AmeriCorps members at the Florida State AmeriCorps Conference!! We are 27 strong! http://t.co/76zL6Z4R
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I am in Orlando with our AmeriCorps members at the Florida State AmeriCorps Conference!! We are 27 strong! http://t.co/76zL6Z4R 

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Social Innovation Fund

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The Social Innovation Fund is currently seeking grantmaking intermediaries for matching awards of $1 - $5 million

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