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January is National Mentoring Month
06 JAN 2017

  Did you know that National Mentoring Month is an annual campaign to draw attention to the need for more volunteer mentors to help America’s young people achieve their full potential? This January, the Harvard Mentoring ProjectSchool of Public Health, MENTOR: The /National Mentoring Partnership, the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), and the Highland Street Foundation are spearheading an effort to raise awareness of ways that individuals can lend their support to this important cause. Want to get involved? Become a mentor with...


MLK Day of Service 2017 is around the Corner!
12 DEC 2016

It's that time of year to start preparing for the MLK Day of Service on Monday, January 16, 2017! Please visit MLKDay.gov to access a downloadable recording and presentation slides from a recent webinar and other helpful materials. Please also note the following: Please register your MLK Day of Service events at MLKDay.gov by December 30 if you haven't already! Think IMPACT! Even big events should be about more than getting a service photo opportunity. When planning your event, be sure to consider how you ar...


TxCC Member Introduces President at National Tree Lighting Ceremony
07 DEC 2016

    Dylan Carrejo, an AmeriCorps member with Texas Conservation Corps, a program of American YouthWorks, was the special guests of Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell at the National Christmas Tree lighting ceremony on December 1st.  Carrejo also had the honor of introducing the President's speech at the conclusion of the ceremony.     During his time with Texas Conservation Corps, Carrejo served on crews that preserved vital habitat at the Atwater Prairie Chicken National Wildlife Refuge; felled hazardous trees, ...


Proposals Sought for the 2017 National Service Regional Training Conferences
06 DEC 2016

Calling all Presenters! Submit a proposal for the 2017 regional national service training conferences! The 2017 National Service Training Conferences hosted by Volunteer Florida, ServeOhio, the Arizona Governor's Commission on Service and Volunteerism, and the Maryland Governor's Office on Service are seeking proposals for workshop presenters and keynotes. Proposals are due by midnight on Wednesday, December 21. Review the Call for Proposals Guidelines for complete details and information. Proposals should be submitted online via the survey m...


New Report: Service Unites Americans; Texans Give Service Worth $12.7 Billion
27 NOV 2016

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- As America enters the holiday season searching for unity at a time of division, a new federal study shows that volunteer service is a core American value that can help build bridges among Americans. The annual Volunteering and Civic Life in America (VCLA) research study, released on November 15, 2016 by the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) shows 1 in 4 Americans volunteered through an organization and nearly two-thirds helped their neighbors last year, demonstrating that service to others continues to be a priority for millions of Ameri...


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