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Resolve to be Ready 2015 (emergency preparedness)
12 JAN 2015

  Looking for a change in 2015?  Here is one New Year's resolution that is easy to keep: learn more about what you can do to help prepare you and your family for emergencies.  ...


Register for the Texas National Disaster Resilience Competition Webinar!
07 JAN 2015

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), in conjunction with the Rockefeller Foundation, is conducting this nation-wide National Disaster Resilience Competition (NDRC). The Texas General Land Office (GLO) will be the lead coordinator in the development of a comprehensive application for the State of Texas and its 158 eligible counties. The GLO is seeking partners from local county governments and other sectors that may want to participate in the application for funding. During this webinar, the GLO will introduce helpful tools, guidance, and other important information fo...


2015 National Service Training Events Announced
22 DEC 2014

America's Service Commissions is pleased to announce with our partners, the Utah Commission on Service and Volunteerism, Volunteer Florida, Michigan Community Service Commission, Connecticut Commission on Community Service, and OneStar Foundation, the dates and locations for the 2015 National Service Training Events. Please share this information with AmeriCorps State, AmeriCorps National, and Senior Corps staff.  Pacific Region National Service Conference, March 24-27 in Salt Lake City Southern Regional National Service Training, April 21-23...


Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service – January 19, 2014
18 DEC 2014

January 19, 2015 will mark the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. federal holiday. This milestone is a perfect opportunity for Americans to honor Dr. King’s legacy through service. The MLK Day of Service empowers individuals, strengthens communities, bridges barriers, creates solutions to social problems, and moves us closer to Dr. King’s vision of a beloved community. Read below to learn more about MLK Day and how you can participate.  What is the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service? After a long struggle, legislation was signed in 1983 creating a federal ...


Annual Volunteering and Civic Life in America Research Released Today
16 DEC 2014

New Report: 1 in 4 Americans Volunteer; Two-Thirds Help Neighbors National Service Agency Calls on More Americans to Serve Communities For Immediate Release   Tuesday, December 16, 2014   Washington, D.C. — As the holiday season spotlights acts of kindness and giving back, a new federal study shows that 1 in 4 Americans volunteered through an organization and two-thirds helped their neighbors last year. The annual Volunteering and Civic Life in America research, released today by the Corporation for National and Community Service...


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