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Corporation for National and Community Service, 2017
AmeriCorps engages more than 80,000 men and women in intensive service each year at more than 21,000 locations including nonprofits, schools, public agencies, and community and faith-based groups across the country. AmeriCorps members help communities tackle pressing problems while mobilizing millions of volunteers for the organizations they…
Descriptors: Volunteers, Nonprofit Organizations, State Programs, National Programs
Corporation for National and Community Service, 2017
The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) is a federal agency that annually engages millions of Americans in service and volunteering at more than 50,000 sites across the country. Senior Corps and AmeriCorps members play a vital role in helping communities design and implement locally determined, results-driven, cost-effective…
Descriptors: National Programs, Service Learning, Volunteers, Older Adults
Corporation for National and Community Service, 2017
The Social Innovation Fund (SIF), a program of the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), supports the growth of effective programs, and the development of innovative approaches to solve the country's most intractable problems. The SIF directs resources towards efforts in the areas of youth development, economic opportunity, and…
Descriptors: Innovation, National Programs, Community Programs, Youth Programs
Corporation for National and Community Service, 2017
AmeriCorps NCCC (National Civilian Community Corps) is a full-time, team-based residential program for men and women ages 18-24. AmeriCorps NCCC members are assigned to one of five regional campuses into teams of approximately ten members and complete 2-3 month projects responding to local communities' needs throughout the United States. To…
Descriptors: Residential Programs, Late Adolescents, Young Adults, Volunteers
Corporation for National and Community Service, 2017
AmeriCorps VISTA (Volunteers in Service to America) engages more than 8,000 individuals annually to support community efforts to overcome poverty. AmeriCorps VISTA members serve full time for a year at nonprofit organizations or local government agencies to build the capacity of these organizations to carry out programs that alleviate poverty.…
Descriptors: Volunteers, Community Programs, Poverty, Capacity Building
Corporation for National and Community Service, 2017
The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), a federal agency and the nation's largest grantmaker in support of service and volunteering, manages AmeriCorps, Senior Corps, and Volunteer Generation Fund. This brief report provides an overview of the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS).
Descriptors: Volunteers, Community Programs, Community Problems, Service Learning
Diaconis, Athena; Estrera, Elc; Hafford, Carol; Hernandez, Marc; Markovitz, Carrie; Muyskens, Paul – Corporation for National and Community Service, 2015
Minnesota Reading Corps is the largest AmeriCorps State program in the country. Its mission is to help every Minnesota child become a proficient reader by the end of third grade. To meet this goal, the Minnesota Reading Corps and its host organization, ServeMinnesota Action Network, engages a diverse group of AmeriCorps members to provide…
Descriptors: Reading Programs, State Programs, Tutoring, Enrichment
Markovitz, Carrie E.; Hernandez, Marc W.; Hedberg, Eric C.; Silberglitt, Benjamin – Corporation for National and Community Service, 2015
Two of the most important educational benchmarks are readiness for kindergarten and reading at grade-level by third grade. Focusing on emergent literacy skills during the PreK years boosts reading abilities and helps young learners reach these critical goals. Research validates what works in teaching children to read: Well-trained tutors and…
Descriptors: Outcome Measures, Reading Programs, State Programs, Preschool Education
Markovitz, Carrie E.; Hernandez, Marc W.; Hedberg, Eric C.; Silberglitt, Benjamin – Corporation for National and Community Service, 2015
Minnesota Reading Corps is the largest AmeriCorps State program in the country. Its mission is to help every Minnesota child become a proficient reader by the end of third grade. To meet this goal, the Minnesota Reading Corps and its host organization, ServeMinnesota Action Network, engages a diverse group of AmeriCorps members to provide…
Descriptors: Outcome Measures, Reading Programs, State Programs, Preschool Education
Markovitz, Carrie E.; Hernandez, Marc W.; Hedberg, Eric C.; Silberglitt, Benjamin – Corporation for National and Community Service, 2015
Minnesota Reading Corps is the largest AmeriCorps State program in the country. Its mission is to help every Minnesota child become a proficient reader by the end of third grade. To meet this goal, the Minnesota Reading Corps and its host organization, ServeMinnesota Action Network, engages a diverse group of AmeriCorps members to provide…
Descriptors: Outcome Measures, Reading Programs, State Programs, Preschool Education
Markovitz, Carrie E.; Hernandez, Marc W.; Hedberg, Eric C.; Silberglitt, Benjamin – Corporation for National and Community Service, 2014
Minnesota Reading Corps (MRC) is the largest AmeriCorps State program in the country. The goal of MRC is to ensure that students become successful readers and meet reading proficiency targets by the end of the third grade. To meet this goal, the MRC program, and its host organization, ServeMinnesota Action Network, recruit, train, place and…
Descriptors: Outcome Measures, Reading Programs, Primary Education, Program Effectiveness
Markovitz, Carrie E.; Hernandez, Marc W.; Hedberg, Eric C.; Silberglitt, Benjamin – Corporation for National and Community Service, 2014
Minnesota Reading Corps (MRC) is the largest AmeriCorps State program in the country. The goal of MRC is to ensure that students become successful readers and meet reading proficiency targets by the end of the third grade. Starting in 2011, the "Corporation for National and Community Service" (CNCS) sponsored a randomized controlled…
Descriptors: Outcome Measures, Reading Programs, Primary Education, Program Effectiveness
Corporation for National and Community Service, 2014
The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) supports mentoring for children and youth from disadvantaged circumstances through several of their programs. CNCS believes that caring and capable adults can make a critical difference in the lives of children and youth in need. Mentoring is a proven method to ensure students complete…
Descriptors: Mentors, Disadvantaged Youth, Children, Capacity Building
Belfield, Clive R.; Levin, Henry M.; Rosen, Rachel – Corporation for National and Community Service, 2012
It is often said that youth are society's future; individuals need to prepare and nurture them if they desire that future to be bright and productive. Yet, with the spotlight currently on slow economic growth and high unemployment across the U.S., there has been little focus on the plight of youth as they transition from school to adult life. But…
Descriptors: Young Adults, Adolescents, Unemployment, Educational Attainment
Corporation for National and Community Service, 2010
President Obama has recognized the need to move students from the middle to the top of the pack in math and science as a national priority. Mentorship is often cited as a key strategy for exciting, supporting, and keeping students and young scientists and engineers in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). This is…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Mentors, Guides, Goal Orientation
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