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  • #GivingTuesday 2014: Individual Action, Worldwide Impact

    Special Assistant to the President and Director of the Office of Social Innovation and Civic Participation Jonathan Greenblatt explains how Americans participate in #GivingTuesday.

  • White House Student Film Festival: The Sequel!

    Submissions are open for the second-ever White House Student Film Festival, open to U.S. students, grades K-12.

  • Investing in What Works: Federal Agency Awards Inaugural Pay for Success Grants

    The Corporation for National and Community Service’s Social Innovation Fund (SIF) announces the federal government’s most robust action to date in support of Pay for Success (PFS), a promising model for expanding innovative, highly effective social programs that achieve better results and can save tax payer dollars.

  • Enabling Business, Expanding Impact

    The U.S. Small Business Administration announces a series of important new measures to expand its landmark Impact Investment Fund. Inspired by the President’s vision of a more inclusive and sustainable economy, the Impact Fund was launched in 2011 as one of several federal initiatives designed to support America’s impact investment industry.

  • Kicking Off the Fourth Annual Interfaith and Community Service Campus Challenge

    The White House Office of Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships, Department of Education, and Corporation for National and Community Service hosted a gathering to kick off the President’s Fourth Annual Interfaith and Community Service Campus Challenge.

  • Demonstrating What Works at the White House

    The White House hosts the first-ever “What Works Showcase” -- a live, interactive event featuring a diverse selection of SIF investments, including social entrepreneurs leading innovative nonprofits and social enterprises transforming lives and strengthening communities across the country.

  • Celebrating 20 Years of AmeriCorps

    President Obama joins former President Bill Clinton in celebrating the 20th anniversary of AmeriCorps, and welcoming some of the national service program's newest members.

  • Celebrating the 20th Anniversary of AmeriCorps and Our Country’s Commitment to Public Service

    From our women and men in uniform to our educators to those who administer important government programs, each day millions of Americans give of themselves to ensure the safety, hope and livelihood of their neighbor. Without a doubt, one of the great things about the United States is the way in which the success of each of us is tied to the success of all of us. The AmeriCorps national service program, which celebrates its 20th anniversary today, is a fantastic representation of this.

  • Honoring 9/11 Through Service

    Today, millions of people across the country will commemorate the anniversary of 9/11 through acts of service. To honor the memories of those we lost, we come together to make our communities better and our world a brighter place through acts of volunteerism.

  • AmeriCorps Expands Presence in Tribal Communities

    As part of the Obama administration’s commitment to create lasting change in Indian Country, we are pleased to announce $3 million in AmeriCorps grants to support Native American communities.