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Nation’s First FEMA Corps Members Sworn In to Begin Disaster Response Service
17 SEP 2012

  For Immediate Release  Thursday, September 13, 2012  CNCS Press Office: 202-355-2173 FEMA News Desk: 202-646-3272   Sep. 13, 2012 -- CEO Wendy Spencer addresses the inaugural class of FEMA Corps members at the induction ceremony in Vicksburg, Miss. Vicksburg, Miss. -- A historic new collaboration between two federal agencies to strengthen the nati...


OneStar Seeks AmeriCorps*Texas Community Reviewers
11 SEP 2012

OneStar Foundation is seeking individuals with a variety of National Service and Focus Area expertise to serve as community reviewers for the 2013-2014 AmeriCorps*Texas grant cycle. If you are interested in serving in this capacity, please complete our online application. Recruitment for reviewers for the 2013-2014 opportunity will close on October 15, 2012. If you have any questions about this opportunity, please contact Elisa Gleeson at 512-287-2029 or elisa@onestarfoundation.org. ...


National Service Teams Activated for Hurricane Isaac Response
29 AUG 2012

For Immediate Release Wednesday, August 29, 2012 Samantha Jo Warfield, CNCS  sjwarfield@cns.gov; 202-606-6775   National Service Teams Activated for Hurricane Isaac Response More than 1000 Members and Volunteers on Standby to Deploy   Washington D.C. – As Hurricane Isaac continues moving through the Gulf Coast, AmeriCorps and Senior Corps teams are responding in four Gulf Coast states, the Corporation for...


Texas Connector Looking for Super Beta Testers
27 AUG 2012

OneStar Foundation is excited to be accepting applications for Texas Connector Super Beta Testers!  Super Beta Testers will receive a 30-day free trial of the Connector and a sneak peek at the new statewide version of the tool!  Organizations of all sizes and types are encouraged to apply at http://www.tfaforms.com/253967. Click here for more information on the Texas Connector. ...


RGK Center Releases Statewide Evaluation for AmeriCorps*Texas
27 AUG 2012

From 2009-2012, OneStar contracted with Dr. Peter Frumkin of the University of Texas’ RGK Center for Philanthropy and Community Service (http://www.rgkcenter.org/) to develop and implement a rigorous, scientifically-based independent evaluation of the AmeriCorps*Texas portfolio. The evaluation consisted of four elements: measuring the value of AmeriCorps service across Texas; analyzing impact as reported by Corps members incorporating and adding to some of the field-tested elements from the longitudinal study Still Serving: Measuring the Eight-Year Impact of AmeriCorps on Alumni desig...


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