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Service News Digest: CNCS In the News

by Kate Enos

The Service News Digest is a regular feature on the Serve.Gov blog. In this series, we showcase news highlights that feature national service and Corporation for National and Community Service programs. Take a look at some of the great stories that had people talking recently.

Jon Bon Jovi Meets With At-Risk Youth in New Orleans

Katy Reckdahl

The New Orleans Times-Picayune, April 29, 2011

But despite a near mob scene afterward, when kids and their advocates posed with the star for photo after photo after photo, the rock star was quick to shine the spotlight on those he'd just listened to as part of his work for the White House Council for Community Solutions. Read more >>

Springfield Group Travels Cross-Country to Document Poverty

Everdeen Mason

Springfield News Sun, May 4, 2011

Four AmeriCorps VISTA members from Springfield are traveling through the south to document poverty culture and learn how to help those in poverty. Read more >>

AmeriCorps Helps Homeowners Avoid Foreclosure

Lou Grieco

Dayton Daily News, May 2, 2011

She is one of 14 Equal Justice Works “fellows” in Ohio. Eight of those, including Dreshman are funded by AmeriCorps. Equal Justice Works AmeriCorps estimates that those eight fellows saved 233 Ohio families from losing their homes during the 2009-2010 fiscal year. Read more >>

Secretary Urges More Help in Feeding Hungry

Michigan Farmer, May 2, 2011

At the same event, Corporation for National and Community Service CEO Patrick Corvington announced a commitment of 325 AmeriCorps VISTA Summer Associates that will be placed in anti-hunger organizations across the country this summer to feed more children by increasing participation in USDA's Summer Food Service Program, developing farmers markets and community gardens, teaching nutrition to families and youth, and increasing the long-term capacity of food pantries, soup kitchens, food banks, and other faith-based and neighborhood organizations. Read more >>

Guest column: Youth Volunteers Learn, Grow and Give Back

David Battey

Anderson Independent Mail, May 1, 2011

YVC has been able to grow so successfully because of support from the Corporation for National Community Service. Read more >>

Harrison Co. Program Keeps Elderly at Home and Out of Nursing Homes

Danielle Thomas

WLOX-TV, April 30, 2011

A Harrison County program allows people in their golden years to stay in their own homes without being lonely or overwhelmed by day to day tasks. The Senior Companion Program is made up of volunteers who are willing do light chores for the elderly and spend time sitting and talking with them. Right now there is more need than there are helping hands. Read more >>

Sailors, Marines Assist Habitat For Humanity

WSVN-TV, 4/28/2011

Sailors and Marines in town for Fleet Week are on a mission to help build homes. Read more >>

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