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New York State Commission on National and Community Service to Meet

 

The New York State Commission on National and Community Service will meet at 10:00 am on Friday, January 15, 2016. The meeting will be held in New York City and is open to the public. Those interested in attending must register by Wednesday, January 13, 2016, by calling the Commission Office at (518) 473-8882 or emailing Dorothy.Sherman@ocfs.ny.gov. Guests at the meeting must be on the attendee list and produce photo identification in order to participate in the meeting.

2016 New York State National Direct Consultation

 

The Edward M. Kennedy Serve America Act requires all national, multi-state AmeriCorps applicants to consult with the State Service Commission in each state where they propose to place AmeriCorps members. Click here for the New York State National Direct Consultation Form.

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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