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Washington Conservation Corps Assisting with Disaster Relief Operations following Washington Landslide and Flooding

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By Levi Novey, The Corps Network





Following the Oso landslide, Washington Conservation Corps has deployed 7 AmeriCorps crews to assist with a variety of tasks, including logistical and facilities support, as well as mapping. We thank them for representing the Corps Movement and National Service so well under these tragic circumstances.


For more information, photos, and updates, please check their Facebook page.

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Collateral damage: The mental health issues facing children of veterans

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Collateral damage: The mental health issues facing children of veterans CBS News "Before his deployment, he was always kind of the fun parent," said 15-year-old Abigail Barton, who lives in Newburgh, Ind., Her father, Aaron Barton, is a veteran of...
National Service Knowledge Network's insight:
This story highlights the challenges facing many children of veterans suffering from PTSD and TBI. Do you know of any AmeriCorps programs that are helping kids and families to work through these issues?

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MENTOR & Corporation for National and Community Service Honor Corporate Mentoring Challenge Awardees

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Thursday, January 30, 2014 (All day)MENTOR: The National Mentoring Partnership and the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) will recognize four corporations for their outstanding contributions to advancing quality mentoring opportunities for our youth. They will receive this recognition through their participation in the Corporate Mentoring Challenge, originally launched by First Lady Michelle Obama. Bank of America, Coastway Community Bank, Luxottica and The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company will be honored during an awards ceremony at the 2014 National Mentoring Summit.

MLK Day of Service Kicks Off Year of Citizen Action

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Thursday, January 16, 2014 (All day)On Monday, thousands of organizations across the country are preparing to lead Americans in the nation's largest day of civic engagement, the annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. National Day of Service.

National Service to Support President Obama’s Promise Zones

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Thursday, January 9, 2014 (All day)The Corporation for National and Community Service today announced that AmeriCorps VISTA members will be part of the Promise Zone Initiative, following President Obama’s designation of the Five Promise Zones in San Antonio, Philadelphia, Los Angeles, Southeastern Kentucky, and the Chocktaw Nation of Oklahoma.
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