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by Tess Hetzel

US Department of Education to Kick Off Let's Read! Let's Move! Summer Series with Celebrity Guests
Department of Education, July 11, 2012
The series is part of the Corporation for National and Community Service's summer United We Serve: Let's Read! Let's Move! initiative, which engages youth in summer reading and physical activity, as well as provides information about healthy, affordable food. Read more >>

Supporting Service at Home, Abroad, and at Any Age
AARP Blog, July 5, 2012
Donna and Karen are not alone. Baby boomers across the country are giving back to their communities in remarkable ways. According to the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) 18.7 million older adults contributed on average more than three billion hours of volunteer service between 2008 and 2010. Read more >>

Einhorn: High Stakes for Education
CNBC, July 9, 2012
Michael Brown of CityYear and David Einhorn, of Greenlight Capital donated his $4.3 million dollar winnings from a recent poker tournament to CityYear. Read more>>

Finding Hope In Harvest
Good Times (CA), July 11, 2012
In 1972, he recruited Michael Alexander, a volunteer from Volunteers in Service to America (VISTA), a national service program designed specifically to fight poverty. Read more >>

Rethinking National Service and Considering Tax Cuts
Morning Joe- MSNBC, July 9, 2012
"I think we need a national service," former United States Army General Stanley McChrystal said recently at this year's Aspen Ideas Festival. Is the U.S. ready for mandatory national service? Read more >>

Volunteers And Second Harvest Are Feeding More Kids Than Ever This Summer
The Times-Picayune (LA), July 12, 2012
They are at the end of the line of AmeriCorps workers, sealing turkey tacos with cheese, black beans and rice into trays. Read more >>

Ritz-Carlton: How Skills-Based Volunteering Can Help End the Dropout Crisis
CSRwire Talkback, July 12, 2012
To help address this dropout crisis, The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, along with America's Promise Alliance launched Succeed Through Service, a pro-bono skills-based volunteering program to better prepare at-risk students for a successful future. Read more >>

Valued Volunteers- P&R Volunteers Log 373,000 hours, Worth Multi-millions
Lee's Summit Journal (MO), July 11, 2012
The dollar value of their contributions is based on hourly rates as determined by the Corporation for National and Community Service. Read more >>

About 2.7 Million Jobs for Youth Are Missing
Wall Street Journal, July 12, 2012
The report called for urgent action to address the jobs shortfall for young people and said one way to do so would be through a major expansion of AmeriCorps, the community service program. Read more >>

Living Shoreline Nears Completion
DC Military, July 6, 2012
The National Aquarium conservation team spearheaded the planting effort with the help of several other organizations, including the Maryland Conservation Corps and AmeriCorps. Read more >>

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