Untitled

nationalservice:

We Read, We Moved, We Volunteered!

We had a great time today as we kicked off Let’s Read! Let’s Move! for the summer. CEO Wendy Spencer teamed up with U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan to take a field trip to the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian, celebrating its 10th birthday this year.

Wendy, Secretary Duncan, and friends read a book called The Butterfly Dance to the students, who had just been introduced to native culture and traditions in an interactive activity that included dancing, music, and a horse-dressing demo. After the reading (which Wendy also acted out!), the students got active again with fun, physical challenges led by The Washington Kastles, the YMCA of Metropolitan Washington, and AmeriCorps members. Students got to try such activities as Iglu Building, ‘Ulu Maika Hawaiian Bowling, Yup’ik Yo-Yo, and tennis — and enjoyed healthy snacks along the way.

Museum Director Kevin Gover welcomed everyone along with special guests Broderick Johnson, assistant to the President and cabinet secretary; Sam Kass, executive director of Let’s Move! and senior policy advisor for nutrition policy; and the Washington Kastles with Head Coach Murphy Jensen.

.@WendyCNCS joins @ArneDuncan to kick off #Let’s Read! Let’s Move!

nationalservice:

"There are some [loan forgiveness] programs that are available through the AmeriCorps program for people who are engaged in public service. They are not as broad-based and widespread as I would like.”

- President Obama, on ways to pay for college (at his first-ever Tumblr Q&A)

See what nationalservice means for reducing student debt. #obamairl

nationalservice:

"There are some [loan forgiveness] programs that are available through the AmeriCorps program for people who are engaged in public service. They are not as broad-based and widespread as I would like.”

- President Obama, on ways to pay for college (at his first-ever Tumblr Q&A)

See what nationalservice means for reducing student debt. #obamairl
nationalservice:

An Education Pound!
whitehouse:

So, this just happened backstage.
President Obama and David Karp are about to kick off a Q&A on college affordability live from the White House. Tune in at 4 p.m. ET at WhiteHouse.Tumblr.com


Nice!

nationalservice:

An Education Pound!

whitehouse:

So, this just happened backstage.

President Obama and David Karp are about to kick off a Q&A on college affordability live from the White House. Tune in at 4 p.m. ET at WhiteHouse.Tumblr.com

Nice!

National Service News: From Houston to Hollywood

nationalservice:

By CNCS Staff

CNCS CEO Wendy Spencer holds up a boot as she promotes an effort to stamp out literacy in Houston during an event in the city.

Read More

This week in nationalservice, special appearance by Shakira!
Habitat for Humanity AmeriCorps: Building Hope, Making an Impact

nationalservice:

image

The Serve America Act, five years later: Thousands of home built, millions of lives touched.

Read More

Love Habitat @AmeriCorps members. These numbers are amazing.

nationalservice:

Many AmeriCorps programs utilize the unique skill sets of veterans back home for conservation projects. Montana Conservation Corps has enlisted veterans to do fire fuel reduction and mitigation work in the Northern Rockies. Veterans work on clearing dead or diseased trees, thinning understory growth, and removing ‘fuel’ from the forest floor. This kind of service allows veterans to gain experience and training for jobs in the environmental sector. 

.@AmeriCorps helps the environment

nationalservice:

Many AmeriCorps programs utilize the unique skill sets of veterans back home for conservation projects. Montana Conservation Corps has enlisted veterans to do fire fuel reduction and mitigation work in the Northern Rockies. Veterans work on clearing dead or diseased trees, thinning understory growth, and removing ‘fuel’ from the forest floor. This kind of service allows veterans to gain experience and training for jobs in the environmental sector. 

.@AmeriCorps helps the environment

nationalservice:

AmeriCorps members serve at a MONUMENTAL Day of Service — the culminating event for the National Service Learning Conference and a part of Global Youth Service Day.

.@AmeriCorps members add to the spirit of #GYSD in D.C.

nationalservice:

AmeriCorps NCCC team conducts fire mop up operations at Pike National Forest in Colorado.  Last year, AmeriCorps NCCC members suppressed or contained wildfires on more than 52,000 acres, removed 2,600 acres of brush or undergrowth to prevent fires, and performed prescribed burns on more than 2,200 acres to prevent further wildfire spreading.

Here’s another great #AmeriCorps picture.

nationalservice:

AmeriCorps NCCC team conducts fire mop up operations at Pike National Forest in Colorado.  Last year, AmeriCorps NCCC members suppressed or contained wildfires on more than 52,000 acres, removed 2,600 acres of brush or undergrowth to prevent fires, and performed prescribed burns on more than 2,200 acres to prevent further wildfire spreading.

Here’s another great #AmeriCorps picture.

nationalservice:

First Lady Michelle Obama with D.C. public school children and AmeriCorps members serving with FoodCorps plant vegetables in the White House Kitchen Garden on the South Lawn.