Cisco received the Corporate Service Award at the 12th-annual Friends of National Service Awards in Washington, DC. The event was hosted by the National Conference on Citizenship and Voices for National Service. Pat Finn, senior vice president for public sector, accepted the award on behalf of Cisco.
Members and alumni to provide a full week of service to the community
Washington, D.C., January 15, 2015 /3BL Media/ – Members and alumni of Rebuilding Together’s AmeriCorps program, CapacityCorps, will dedicate the week of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service to rebuilding homes and revitalizing communities in Lafayette, La.
Today, AmeriCorps celebrates 20 years of “getting things done.” AmeriCorps has a huge impact in the United States. The program gives people the opportunity to work for a year with a nonprofit, school, public agency, or other organization that addresses societal needs.
AmeriCorps, Citi Foundation and Points of Light Join in Three-Year, $10 Million Public-Private Partnership
NEW YORK CITY, July 31, 2014 /3BL Media/ – Abe Sierra grew up in Boston, with few resources and fewer role models. He dropped out of high school, but eventually got his GED and joined City Year as an AmeriCorps member. Serving as a tutor for elementary school students gave him purpose and the motivation to do more. “I want to inspire young people in my community to avoid many of the stumbling blocks I encountered,” he says.
Cisco has supported the communities where its employees live and work for close to 30 years. We leverage our resources and technology to multiply individual and nonprofit efforts to improve people’s lives. One area Cisco focuses on is improving student performance in education, particularly in underserved communities. Cisco is therefore proud to partner with nonprofit City Year, a member of the AmeriCorps network. City Year recruits recent college grads who devote one year to help at-risk students stay in school.
Expanded Partnership Makes More Critical Home Repairs Possible for Low-Income Homeowners Across the Country
WASHINGTON, D.C., May 22, 2014 /3BL Media/- Rebuilding Together, a national nonprofit with a vision of a safe and healthy home for every person, today announced a $2.5 million donation from Lowe’s to support the mission of providing critical home repairs for low-income homeowners.
The spirit of young people, their idealism and desire to serve have been a source of inspiration since I co-founded City Year 25 years ago. Over the last quarter century, 18,000 City Year AmeriCorps members have dedicated at least a year of their lives to causes greater than themselves, from revitalizing under-served communities to serving as tutors, mentors and role models for students in some of the nation's highest-need urban schools.
Program dedicated to providing technical assistance and coaching to support affiliates in improving organizational health, performance and sustainability
WASHINGTON, March 17, 2014 /3BL Media/ - Rebuilding Together, a national nonprofit with a vision of a safe and healthy home for every person, is launching its 2014 Communities of Promise program to provide individualized coaching and support to select affiliates to help the organizations grow, develop and build capacity. This initiative is part of a larger suite of affiliate services that include national service programs like AmeriCorps, pass-through grants, direct staff support, an online Affiliate Resource Center, an annual National Conference and more.
Hazelwood community in Pittsburgh to benefit from renovations of eight homes for those in need
Washington, D.C. , January 13, 2014 /3BL Media/ – Members and alumni of Rebuilding Together’s AmeriCorps program, CapacityCorps, will observe the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service on January 20 through 22 by rebuilding homes and revitalizing communities in Pittsburgh.