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This U.S. Census website is a source for population, housing, economic, and geographic data.
AmeriCorps NCCC and FEMA Corps Deployment Reports
AmeriCorps NCCC and FEMA Corps is a 10-month, full-time, team-based residential service program for young adults who want to give back to communities in need. These recently updated deployment reports show where teams are serving across the country as well as which organizations, efforts, and initiatives they are currently supporting.
The Census Bureau site serves as the leading source of quality data about the nation's people and economy. It contains thePopulation & Housing Census collected every 10 years, the Economic Census collected every 5 years, the Census of Governments collected every 5 years, the American Community Survey collected annually, a number of Demographic and Econmic surveys, and Economic Indicators that are released on a specific schedule.
AmeriCorps (formerly the Corporation for National and Community Service) brings people together to tackle the country’s most pressing challenges, through national service and volunteering. AmeriCorps is the only federal agency tasked with elevating service and volunteerism in America. AmeriCorps provides opportunities for people of all ages and backgrounds to give their time and talent to strengthen communities across the country. By bringing people together to serve communities, AmeriCorps is making service to others an indispensable part of the American experience. AmeriCorps offers individuals and organizations flexible ways to make a local impact through several key programs: State and National, VISTA, NCCC, Foster Grandparents, Senior Companions, RSVP, and Volunteer Generation Fund, along with initiatives including 9/11 and MLK Day of Service.
Enhancing Program Performance with Logic Models
This course, from the University of Wisconsin Extension, provides a holistic approach to planning and evaluating education and outreach programs. It helps program practitioners use and apply logic models - a framework and way of thinking to help us improve our work and be accountable for results. You will learn what a logic model is and how to use one for planning, implementation, evaluation or communicating about your program.
AmeriCorps Resource Center
The Knowledge Networks page, on the AmeriCorps website, provides training and technical assistance resources organized by focus area. It connects service programs with targeted training and information.
Updates to Knowledge Network and Resources
Formerly a stand-alone technical assistance website, the Knowledge Network, which offers resources on many CNCS focus areas, is now housed directly on the CNCS website. Additionally, eCourses available through the Knowledge Network Online Learning Center no longer require a log in for access.
United We Serve
Serve.gov is an online resource for not only finding volunteer opportunities in your community, but also creating your own.
Tribal Justice and Safety
The site features the latest announcements, press releases, speeches and information regarding Department of Justice initiatives in tribal communities. It also provides comprehensive resources available through the Office of Tribal Justice and the Department's grant-making divisions: the Office of Justice Programs, Community Oriented Policing Services and the Office on Violence Against Women. Access to the Department's Combined Tribal Assistance Solicitation (CTAS) is also available on the Web site.
Share with Youth: #IAmAmeriCorps Q&A with Lauren Rhoades
This profile highlights the experience of Lauren Rhoades, a young woman who served for two years with FoodCorps in Mississippi. Lauren shares about her experience, what she learned from her term of service, and her plans for the future.
Reports: AmeriCorps NCCC and FEMA Corps Deployment
AmeriCorps NCCC and FEMA Corps is a 10-month, full-time, team-based residential service program for young adults who want to give back to communities in need. These deployment reports detail where teams are serving across the country, as well as which organizations, efforts, and initiatives they are currently supporting.
Resource: Final Round of Promise Zone Communities
This resource identifies the final nine designations of the President’s Promise Zone initiative. Promise Zones are high poverty areas selected to work with the federal government to improve local job and economic growth, bolster educational opportunities, and reduce crime.
Report: AmeriCorps Alumni Outcomes Study
This report describes the life and career outcomes reported by a sample of AmeriCorps alumni from 2005, 2010, and 2013. Alumni report their experiences with AmeriCorps improved their problem-solving skills, benefited and advanced their career path, helped them achieve their educational goals, and increased the likelihood they would be involved in their community post-service.