Governor Cuomo Launches Statewide Empire State Relief Recovery Effort for Puerto Rico


The New York State Commission on National and Community Service strongly supports the Governor’s efforts to support Puerto Rico’s recovery from the widespread storm damage and devastation. The Commission urges all of our programs to participate in these efforts.

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Press Release: Governor Cuomo Announces $6.9 Million in AmeriCorps Funding for Programs Increasing Economic Opportunity for New Yorkers


Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced the approval of $6.9 million in federal funding to help reduce poverty, fight the opioid epidemic, boost economic opportunities, invigorate educational support and provide critical health services across New York State. The funding comes through The New York State Commission on National and Community Service and complements a $5.8 million AmeriCorps grant awarded to 11 agencies earlier this year.

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New Project Director Training – August 28th


The 2017 New Project Director Training will be held on Monday, August 28th at the Office of Children and Family Services in Rensselaer, NY in Room 102 South. The training will be held from 10:00am-4:00pm, and will cover topics such as AmeriCorps 101, member enrollment, criminal background checks, and more. Lunch will be provided. This training is mandatory for any AmeriCorps program or fiscal staff who has been working with your AmeriCorps program for 1 year or less. If you have any questions, please contact Marium Tariq at (518) 473-8882.

NYS Commission Senior Program Administrators, Tailleur and Perez, Selected for 2017 Leadership Development Program


The New York State Commission on National and Community Service is pleased to announce that its senior program administrators, Beth Tailleur and Stefanie Perez, have each been selected to participate in the 2017 Leadership Development Program, a series of high-level leadership trainings jointly sponsored by the Governor’s Office of Employee Relations and the Public Employees Federation.

Tailleur and Perez have each served with the Commission for over two decades, and have a wealth of experience in all aspects of the Commission’s work. Over the years, they have served as program officers for hundreds of AmeriCorps programs, offering guidance, expertise and technical assistance to both experienced and newly founded AmeriCorps programs. Each has recently been promoted to a supervisory role with the Commission and heads a team of AmeriCorps program administrators. They also serve as invaluable senior staff advisors to the executive director. Their combined efforts have included planning dozens of trainings for project directors, scores of site visits, and helping to plan and facilitate twenty years’ worth of annual AmeriCorps Kickoffs! The depth and breadth of their experience, and their clear dedication to their work make Beth and Stefanie ideal candidates to participate in this select program.

As part of the Leadership Development Program, Tailleur and Perez will each complete a project that will enhance their leadership skills and talents. Tailleur will create a new AmeriCorps program monitoring plan and accompanying monitoring tools to take the Commission to the next level of program excellence. Perez will tackle the issue of AmeriCorps criminal background checks, and explore ways the Commission can assist its AmeriCorps programs to simplify and streamline current procedures in New York State. The Commission will reap the benefits of both projects, and we are looking forward to what they will develop and propose.

Please join us in congratulating Beth and Stefanie on their selection to this program!

Save the Date: 2017 AmeriCorps Kickoff


We are excited to announce the date of the 2017 AmeriCorps Kickoff! This year’s Kickoff will be held on Thursday, November 9th in Albany, NY. More details will follow as we get closer to the date. If you have any questions, please call Marium Tariq at 518-473-8882 or send an email to marium.tariq@ocfs.ny.gov .

Online Bidders List (OBL) Changes


The Office of Children & Family Services has discontinued its Online Bidders List (OBL). All AmeriCorps Requests for Proposal will be listed in the NYS Contract Reporter at www.nyscr.ny.gov and the NYS Grants Gateway at https://grantsreform.ny.gov/Grantees. The Commission is currently exploring additional options for notification of grant opportunities. Please be sure to check our website for updates.

Governor Cuomo Announces Over 4,000 Toys and Coats Distributed Across the State in Three Days This Holiday Season

Toys, Coats and School Supplies Collected by Film Good / Do Good Volunteers

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Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced the results of holiday toy and coat distributions that took place across the state December 21 – 23, 2016. Members of the Governor’s administration participated in volunteer events held at 18 organizations statewide to distribute 4,065 toys, coats and school supplies to communities in need. Volunteers from Film Good / Do Good, a joint partnership between the Governor’s Office of Motion Picture and Television Development and the New York State Commission on National and Community Service, also participated in collecting and sorting donations.

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Governor Cuomo Announces the First Graduating Class of Excelsior Conservation Corps

Forty-one Participants Complete 10 Months of Environmental Service at State Lands and Parks

Class of 2017 Begins January 30 and Enrollment is Now Open


Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced the graduation of the inaugural class of New York’s Excelsior Conservation Corps and the beginning of enrollment for a second class. Forty-one people completed the AmeriCorps environmental stewardship and education program after finishing 10 months of service.

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Governor Cuomo Announces $6.7 Million to Create New Empire Corps Program and Expand the Empire State Poverty Reduction Initiative

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced $6.7 million in funding over three years to create Empire Corps, a new program that consists of AmeriCorps and AmeriCorps VISTA members, to serve 16 communities across the State. The new program is part of the Empire State Poverty Reduction Initiative, a $25 million initiative to help support community-driven, poverty reduction strategies that increase economic opportunity for all New Yorkers.

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Governor Cuomo Announces More Than $6 Million in Americorps Funding

Grants Will Support Community Programs Designed by 18 Non-Profit Organizations Across New York State

 

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that New York State has received more than $6 million in competitive AmeriCorps funding to support 18 non-profit organizations that promote children's health and education, work to reduce poverty and expand economic opportunity in their communities. This funding was awarded by the federal Corporation for National and Community Service and is part of a $14 million initiative announced by Governor Cuomo earlier this summer.

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Governor Cuomo Announces $14.4 Million in AmeriCorps Funding

Funding Will Support Recruitment of New AmeriCorps Members to 14 Organizations Across New York State

 

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that New York State has been awarded $14.4 million in AmeriCorps funding for 14 organizations that promote children’s health and education, disaster preparedness and other key initiatives. The funding, provided by the Corporation for National and Community Service, will support the recruitment of new AmeriCorps Members. $8.1 million in competitive grant funds have already been awarded, with an additional $6.3 million in New York State AmeriCorps grants to be announced later this year.

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NEW YORK STATE ANNOUNCES FIRST-OF-ITS-KIND PROGRAM CONNECTING FILM & TV PRODUCTIONS WITH VOLUNTEER SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES TO HELP FIGHT POVERTY ACROSS THE STATE

 

Film Good / Do GoodTM Becomes First Official State Government Partnership in the Nation to Help the Entertainment Industry Combat Hunger and Homelessness

Empire State Development (ESD) and the New York State Commission on National and Community Service today announced the launch of Film Good / Do Good™, a first-of-its-kind partnership that will connect film and television productions with volunteer service opportunities throughout New York State. The program will encourage cast and crewmembers to volunteer at non-profit organizations that are fighting hunger, homelessness and other root causes of poverty in some of the state’s neediest neighborhoods.

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Governor Cuomo Launches Excelsior Conservation Corps Environmental Stewardship Program

 

AmeriCorps Program Offers 10-Month Service Experience to Young Adults, Veterans

Governor Cuomo announced the launch of New York State’s Excelsior Conservation Corps, a new AmeriCorps environmental education and stewardship program for 18 to 25 year olds. Once enrolled in the program, members will perform meaningful environmental projects across New York State while gaining hands on-experience and skills in conservation careers.

“The Excelsior Conservation Corps will offer young New Yorkers the opportunity to gain skills and training while addressing some of our state’s most pressing environmental needs,” Governor Cuomo said. "Continuing this state's rich tradition of environmental stewardship, this new initiative will help ensure New York becomes cleaner and greener than ever before."

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GOVERNOR CUOMO ANNOUNCES $5.4 MILLION IN AMERICORPS FUNDING

 

Grant Will Support the Governor’s Rochester Anti-Poverty Task Force and Other Critically Important Programs

 

Governor Cuomo announced that New York State has been awarded $5.4 million in AmeriCorps funding from the federal Corporation for National and Community Service. New York will administer this funding to 19 municipalities and non-profit organizations which help at-risk children, homebound seniors, low-income families, and struggling veterans throughout the state.

“This is about putting people and resources on the ground in high-needs communities,” Governor Cuomo said. “By supporting these programs, we are guiding children to academic success, preparing the unemployed to re-enter the workforce, and taking care of those who have served our country.”

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GOVERNOR CUOMO ANNOUNCES $16.7 MILLION IN AMERICORPS FUNDING

 

Grant will Support 1,440 AmeriCorps Members Serving in 14 Organizations Across New York State

 

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that New York State has received more than $10.7 million in competitive AmeriCorps funding from the Corporation for National and Community Service, to support organizations that promote children’s health and education, disaster preparedness, and other key initiatives. An additional $6 million will be awarded later this year, bringing the total amount of funding to $16.7 million.

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GOVERNOR CUOMO ANNOUNCES $438,000 TO SUPPORT ANTI-POVERTY PROGRAMS IN ROCHESTER AREA

State Commission on National and Community Service Requesting Proposals for AmeriCorps Program to Combat Poverty.

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