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May is Senior Service Month and Senior Corps Week!
12 MAY 2015

Having trouble viewing this email? View it as a Web page.  Honor Senior Service Dear AmeriCorps Colleagues, Throughout May, the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), our grantees, and partners highlight the contributions that volunteers age 55 plus make in our communities. Senior volunteers contribute a lifetime of experienc...


The Latest Value of Volunteer Time Is…..
24 APR 2015

The Latest Value of Volunteer Time Is... Independent Sector announced last week that the 2014 estimate for the value of a volunteer hour is $23.07— a 52-cent increase from 2013, up 2.3 percent from the previous year. In Texas, the value of volunteer time is even higher, valued at $24.66 per hour in 2014, a 5.4% increase from 2013! The value of volunteer time provides one way to measure the impact millions of individuals make with each hour they dedicate to making a difference. The release of this important figure comes during National Volunteer Week, a program of ...


Register Now for the 2015 Southwest National Service Conference!
23 APR 2015

We are pleased to announce that registration for the 2015 Southwest National Service Conference is now open! An early bird discounted rate of $135 is available to the first 100 registrants to use Promo Code SW100. The conference will take place from June 8-10, 2015 at the Sheraton Fort Worth in Fort Worth, TX. Below is some important information regarding registration and travel. Click here to view new information regarding the conference schedule, registration details, and more!   REGISTRATION Registration will close at midni...


Texas Sets a New Record for the 2015 Mayors Day & County Day of Recognition for National Service!
15 APR 2015

Texas Sets a New Record for the 2015 Mayors Day & County Day of  Recognition for National Service! THANK YOU to everyone who attended events and participated in the 2015 Mayors Day & County Day of Recognition for National Service! On April 7th, 280 mayors and county leaders from across the State of Texas were among 2,630 mayors and county leaders nationally to join together in recognition of the impact national service participants in AmeriCorps and Senior Corps programs have made on their local communities. The third annual Mayors ...


Emerging Leaders in Public Service Program – a few spots still open! Apply today!
14 APR 2015

The application deadline for Emerging Leaders in Public Service is fast approaching!  Don't miss out on this incredible opportunity! The Bush School of Government & Public Service at Texas A&M University offers a 3-day Workshop: Tuesday, May 19 - Thursday, May 21, 2015. This program will help you gain management and leadership skills, identify your strengths and weaknesses, and help to develop a plan to improve your leadership potential. Enjoy nearly 20 hours of educational workshops with topics such as: Performance Management, Working with a Bo...