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Nominate a Venture for the Spring 2016 Civic Accelerator!
11 FEB 2016

Houston Friends of Points of Light, Thank you again for your warm reception of Points of Light for our National Conference on Volunteering & Service in October! Many of you were also involved in INNOVATE HOUSTON, our Rapid Innovation Summit run by POL's Civic Accelerator in October. Both events were highly successful, thanks to the great people of Houston. This spring, the Civic Accelerator is launching our 7th cohort, to be focused on Digital & Financial Inclusion. I wanted to let you know about our Call for Applications and ask you to please share the news. If you know of any early s...


President Declares Disaster for Texas
09 FEB 2016

WASHINGTON, D.C.  – The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency announced that federal disaster aid has been made available to the State of Texas to supplement state and local recovery efforts in the area affected by severe winter storms, tornadoes, straight-line winds, and flooding during the period of December 26, 2015 to January 21, 2016. The President's action makes federal funding available to state and local governments and certain private nonprofit organizations on a cost-sharing basis for emergency...


We’re Hiring!
09 FEB 2016

Check out our available positions below.   Job Openings at OneStar Program Specialist – AmeriCorps VISTA OneStar Foundation seeks to fill the full-time staff position of Program Specialist–AmeriCorps VISTA. This position supports the development and implementation of OneStar Foundation’s programs in the area of service and volunteerism. Primary functions are related to supporting OneStar’s role in administering a statewide AmeriCorps Volunteers In Service To America (VISTA) Intermediary Project. This position reports to the P...


Apply Now for Bush School’s Emerging Leaders in Public Service
07 FEB 2016

  Looking to improve your leadership skills? The Emerging Leaders in Public Service program may be for you! The Bush School of Government & Public Service at Texas A&M University offers a 3-day Workshop, Tuesday May 24 through Thursday May 26. The program will help you gain management and leadership skills, identify your strengths and weaknesses, and develop a plan to improve your leadership potential. Who should Apply? Emerging leaders from nonprofits, education, or state and local government, who want to improve their leadership skills,...


Registration Now Open for Southern National Service Training Conference
04 FEB 2016

             Join us in Montgomery, Alabama for the Southern National Service Training Conference. Come together with national service program staff, state service commission staff, and CNCS staff throughout the Southern and select Southwest region states for an educational and inspiring training opportunity for programs. Early-Bird Registration is $150 until March 24. Late Registration is $165 until April 8. Registration includes the following meals: April 27: Continental Breakfast and Lu...