Volunteering and Civic Life in America Report Released
14 DEC 2012

  Volunteers in Texas Provide Vital Civic Support As Volunteering Among Americans Hits Five-Year High Washington, DC – Volunteers in Texas demonstrated their commitment to improving their communities in a variety of ways last year.  According to the Volunteering and Civic Life in America (VCLA) report released today, more than 4.64 million Texas volunteers served 571 million total hours, which is valued at $13.4 billion The VCLA data is part of the most comprehensive study of volunteering and civic engagement across the country. The annual report is issue...

2013 President’s Honor Roll Taking Applications
14 NOV 2012

    Join Us for Honor Roll Q&A Conference Calls With just two weeks until the application deadline, there are only two more opportunities to get your questions answered about the 2013 President’s Honor Roll application process. There will be two conference calls, one of which will take place tomorrow, November 15 at 2 p.m. ET. These are strictly Q&A calls and will not involve...

Points of Light: Phase 2 2012-2013 Veteran Leader Corps Program RFP Released
08 NOV 2012

Message from Points of Light: On behalf Points of Light and the Community Blueprint Advisory Council, I would like to share the great news - the Phase 2 2012 – 2013 RFP for the Veteran Leader Corps program has been released.  Points of Light would like to thank the great contributions that have been made by the Corporation for National and Community Service and our corporate partner ITT Exelis as it is through their support that this program was made possible.  Points of Light invites state service commissions to apply to serve as a host site for the Veteran Leader Cor...

Hurricane Message from CNCS
31 OCT 2012

Our thoughts and prayers are with the families and communities affected by Hurricane Sandy.  At the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), we are working with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (NVOAD), and other partners in this coordinated multi-agency response effort.  We salute individuals at every level of government, in nonprofit organizations, and in the private sector whose work is helping save lives, provide shelter, and re...

The Latest Texas Connector Buzz: See what users are saying about the map!
30 OCT 2012

According to Josh Reynolds of Houston’s Neighborhood Centers, Inc., a Texas Connector subscriber, a community needs assessment “took about an hour and a half with the Texas Connector, as opposed to probably 3-4 solid days the “old way”.  Plus the radius is something we couldn’t have easily done through the old way.  So, that’s pretty cool.” Imagine…running a detailed demographic report for a 5-mile radius around your program site with two clicks of your mouse! Don’t take our word for it – Go to, create a free account and try the map today!   ...

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