Nominations Open for 34th Annual Governor’s Volunteer Awards
01 FEB 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 1, 2017 Contact: Liz Darling (512) 287-2062 NOMINATIONS OPEN FOR THE 34th ANNUAL GOVERNOR’S VOLUNTEER AWARDS AUSTIN - In conjunction with the Office of the Governor, OneStar Foundation announced today that nominations for the 34th Annual Governor’s Volunteer Awards are now open. These awards honor the exemplary service of individuals, groups and organizations that have made a significant and measurable contribution to their communities through service and volunteering. N...

Apply Now! AmeriCorps Texas Formula Funding Opportunity
19 JAN 2017

OneStar Foundation is now accepting applications for the 2017-2018 AmeriCorps State Formula Funding Opportunity! Selected organizations will receive grants to support AmeriCorps member positions that will help meet critical needs in the State of Texas in one of six key Focus Areas: Disaster Services Economic Opportunity Education Environmental Stewardship Healthy Futures Veterans and Military Families Click here to view our Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) and application materials. See the informa...

Senior Corps RSVP – Notice of Funding Opportunity
18 JAN 2017

Senior Corps RSVP - Notice of Funding Opportunity Dear CNCS Stakeholders: Today, the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) is pleased to release the 2017 RSVP Expansion Notice of Funding Opportunity. With this Notice, CNCS intends to fund successful applicants that increase the impact of volunteers age 55 and older serving in a diverse range of activities in response to local community needs and that meet National Performance Measures. The Notice of Funding Opportunity an...

New Report: AmeriCorps Service Leaves Lasting Impression on Alumni
18 JAN 2017

The following is from a Press Release published by CNCS on January 13, 2017. Alumni of the AmeriCorps program credit their year of service for leadership skills that bridge divides and solve problems and open doors to opportunities that advance their careers and education. These findings come from a new report released by the Corporation for National and Community Service, the federal agency that administers AmeriCorps, which looked at the life and career outcomes reported by a sample of alumni from 2005, 2010, and 2013. “AmeriCorps members are an indispensable resourc...

MLK Day of Service Unites Americans – and Texans – to Address Local Challenges
16 JAN 2017

Hundreds of thousands marked the day of service with projects in all 50 states On Monday, January 16, 2017, thousands of organizations across the country lead Americans in the nation's largest day of civic engagement, the annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. National Day of Service. With an emphasis on creating opportunity for all, Americans of all ages and backgrounds in all 50 states will re-commit themselves as citizens by volunteering in service to one another. Projects include delivering meals, refurbishing schools and community centers, collecting food and cl...

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