Dear National Service Communicators and CNCS Colleagues,
We skipped this message last week to spend a little time with our friends and family, and we hope you did the same. Of course, national service never takes a day off. We're happy to share that we're working with the Presidential Inaugural Committee (PIC) to plan and host the National Day of Service during the 57th Presidential Inauguration weekend, which coincides with the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service.
As today's Washington Post reports, "The committee, whose inaugural theme is 'Our People, Our Future,' has teamed up with the Corporation for National and Community Service and hired staff around the country to help organize events for the National Day of Service." Stay tuned for more information about how you can get involved.
Below please find other recent media clips about our programs and initiatives.
Thanks and enjoy your weekend.
The External Affairs Team
National Service in the News
Volunteering and Civic Life in America
Volunteering and civic life- the backbone of a better AmericaMcClatchy (Washington, DC), December 27, 2012
Overall, one in four adults volunteered almost 8 billion hours through an organization, providing an estimated economic value of $171 billion. In addition to volunteering through organizations, two out of three Americans serve informally by helping out their neighbors, an increase of 9.5 percentage points from last year. The findings come from Volunteering and Civic Life in America, a report issued last week by the Corporation for National and Community Service and the National Conference on Citizenship.
Your kids can warm up with a cool bookKNDO 25 (Washington), January 2, 2012
The Regional Service Corps-AmeriCorps this week is holding afternoon reading activities at the Mid-Columbia Libraries branches. Corp member Valery Tolle says children of all ages can play games and take part in arts and crafts all aimed at inspiring them to read.
Brooklyn ‘A’ kicks off new years with arrival of new staff
Brooklyn Daily Eagle (New York), January 3, 2012
Brooklyn Legal Services Corporation A, more commonly known as “Brooklyn A,” the long-term provider of free legal services to low-income residents and community organizations in the neighborhoods of North and East Brooklyn, is celebrating the new year with the arrival of an extraordinary group of nine VISTA volunteers and law graduate fellowship winners.