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Corporation for National and Community Service

The Corporation for National and Community Service improves lives, strengthens communities, and fosters civic engagement through service and volunteering.

cncsThe Corporation for National and Community Service improves lives, strengthens communities, and fosters civic engagement through service and volunteering. As the nation's largest grant maker in support of service and volunteering, the Corporation engages four million Americans of all ages and backgrounds in service to their communities each year through the Senior Corps, AmeriCorps, VISTA, NCCC, and Learn and Serve America
programs. Participants in Corporation programs and the community volunteers they help coordinate enable thousands of national and local non-profit organizations, faith-based groups, schools, and municipal agencies to
solve tough problems and meet local needs in education, the environment, public safety, disaster response, and other critical areas.


Background

Learn and ServeLearn and Serve America provides an on ramp to a lifetime of civic engagement for more than one million students each year. The program awards grants to state education agencies, schools, nonprofit groups, and institutions of higher education to engage students in service activities linked to academic achievement and civic responsibility. This type of service, called service-learning, improves communities while developing the lifelong habit of service in young people. Learn and Serve America also provides free resources on service-learning to the public, teachers, faculty members, schools, youth, and youth service groups through the National Service-Learning Clearinghouse.

PDF Learn & Serve Fact Sheet
Web Learn & Serve website

Scott RichardsonScott Richardson is a guest during the closing panel of the conference. He is the K-12 Program Coordinator for Learn and Serve America at the Corporation for National and Community Service. He is responsible for Learn and Serve’s programmatic and grant-making activities in school-based service-learning. Formerly, Scott was the Director of Research and Design at Earth Force and Director of Curriculum at the Close Up Foundation, where he conducted civics and service-learning workshops for teachers and students in the US, Russia, Palau, Micronesia, and the Marshall Islands.


Scott Richardson