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2013-12-16 08:23:32

Americans Volunteered 7.9 Billion Hours in 2012; Gen Xers and Parents Lead the Way WASHINGTON, Dec. 16, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new national study released today by the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) and the National Conference on Citizenship (NCoC) shows that millions of Americans make volunteering a priority in their lives. The annual Volunteering and Civic Life in America research shows that volunteering in the U.S. remains stable and strong across...

2013-11-09 23:03:31

NOAHH and Second Harvest teach healthy cooking. New Orleans, LA (PRWEB) November 09, 2013 New Orleans Area Habitat for Humanity (NOAHH) has partnered with Second Harvest Food Bank Greater New Orleans and Acadiana to host a six week cooking course for New Orleans Habitat Partner Families and AmeriCorps families called Cooking Matters for Adults between October 26 and December 7 at the NOAHH Model Home in the Upper Ninth Ward. Classes will be held on Saturdays from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m....

2013-08-06 16:25:23

Beginning in August, City Year will be prominently featured at Beach Boys Concerts to raise awareness and funds for the national service education program in cities across America WASHINGTON, Aug. 6, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Beach Boys lead singer, Mike Love, announced today the band will be making a year-long commitment to City Year, a national education-focused organization that unites young AmeriCorps members for a year of service in high-need public schools. Beginning in August and...

2013-07-31 12:29:22

Rebuilding Together AmeriCorps Members to serve an additional 2,000 low-income homeowners, veterans, and disaster victims in need WASHINGTON, July 31, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Rebuilding Together, a national nonprofit working to improve the lives of homeowners in need, was awarded a $731,244 grant from the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) to continue the Rebuilding Together AmeriCorps program. (Logo:...

2013-07-22 23:23:40

Warrior Gateway, a national military nonprofit, is partnering with the American Legion Auxiliary and Volunteers of America to bring an AmeriCorps VISTA aboard the Warrior Gateway team for one year of national service to veterans, servicemembers and their families beginning today, July 22, 2013. (PRWEB) July 22, 2013 Today, Allison Hesketh, a native of New Hampshire, begins a year of national service through the American Legion Auxiliary (ALA) Call to Service Corps AmeriCorps Volunteers in...

2013-07-19 23:04:16

IT network equipment re-seller and managed IT service provider Baynetwork, Inc. works closely with Hands On Tech Silicon Valley to help people in need. Menlo Park, CA (PRWEB) July 19, 2013 Nonprofit organizations in Silicon Valley are furthering their missions by getting superior technical expertise through the combined help of Hands On Tech Silicon Valley and Baynetwork, Inc. Hands On Tech first approached Baynetwork, Inc. asking of the teams interest in helping the Community Technology...

2013-07-16 08:23:53

Johnson Controls partners with the Student Conservation Association and Civic Works on unique summer jobs program BALTIMORE, July 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- This summer, 33 Baltimore-area high school students will participate in a unique employment experience through the Conservation Leadership Corps (CLC), a summer jobs program created and sponsored by Johnson Controls in partnership with the Student Conservation Association (SCA) and Civic Works. In its seventh year in Baltimore,...

2013-06-18 12:26:49

First-ever federal research finds unemployed individuals who volunteer are 27% more likely to find work than non-volunteers WASHINGTON, June 18, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A groundbreaking new report from the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) provides the most compelling empirical evidence to date establishing an association between volunteering and employment. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130506/DC08175LOGO) The study, "Volunteering as a...

2013-06-03 12:30:30

AmeriCorps members, veteran and civilian volunteers frame seven houses in Washington, D.C., during Habitat for Humanity's Veterans Build on the Mall. WASHINGTON, June 3, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- AmeriCorps members, veteran and civilian volunteers are gathered in Washington, D.C., for Habitat for Humanity's Veterans Build on the Mall, to raise awareness of important opportunities offered through Habitat's new Veterans Build and Repair Corps programs. Seven houses are being...

2013-05-30 12:28:48

ATLANTA, May 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Home Depot® Foundation is continuing its support of Habitat for Humanity and its mission to provide simple, decent and affordable homes through sponsorship of Habitat's Veterans Build on the Mall event, June 2-5, in Washington, D.C. During the build, which supports and honors U.S. veterans and military families, Team Depot volunteers will join AmeriCorps members, veteran and civilian volunteers to frame seven houses on the National Mall,...