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...

$100,00 in Prizes Available for Service Year Challenge
28 JAN 2016

Create innovative service opportunities connected to academic credit! Service learning shows that service tied to education outcomes is a powerful way to motivate students, help them apply what they have learned, and gain the experience, skills, and connections they need to find employment after graduation. A movement to make a service year a common expectation and opportunity in America is underway. It is with great pleasure that the Service Year Alliance (formerly known as the Franklin Project, ServiceNation, and the Service Year Exchange), Campus Compact, and the...

FEMA Youth Preparedness Council Applications
28 JAN 2016

Applications for the Youth Preparedness Council (YPC) are currently open. The deadline to submit an application is Tuesday, March 1.   The Youth Preparedness Council offers an opportunity for youth leaders to serve on a distinguished national council and participate in the Youth Preparedness Council Summit. During their two-year term, the leaders will have the opportunity to complete a national-level group project and to share their opinions, experiences, ideas, solutions and questions regarding youth disaster preparedness with the leadership of FEMA and national youth ...

Beware: Disaster Recovery is Fertile Ground for Fraud and Scam Artists
20 JAN 2016

AUSTIN, Texas – State and federal recovery officials encourage Texas residents to watch for and report any suspicious activity or potential fraud from scam artists, identity thieves and other criminals who may try to prey on survivors vulnerable due to the October severe storms, tornadoes, straight-line winds and flooding. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) does not endorse any commercial businesses, products or services. FEMA encourages survivors to be especially vigilant for these common post-disaster fraud practices: • Fraudulent building contract...

Join Us for MLK Day of Service 2016 in Texas!
15 JAN 2016

This weekend marks the annual MLK Day of Service on Monday, January 18, 2016. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. devoted his life to equality, justice, economic advancement, and opportunity for all. He challenged us and taught us that everyone has a role to play in making America what it ought to be. Dr. King also recognized the power of service to strengthen communities and achieve common goals. The MLK Day of Service is a way to transform Dr. King’s life and teachings into community action that helps meet national challenges on issues such as increasing Economic Op...