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All Americans can work together to build our best America: one where children enter school prepared to learn and graduate ready to succeed in work and life; veterans and military families thrive with our appreciation and support; older Americans put their skills and experience to work to build stronger communities; and families are secure and hopeful for a brighter future.
The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) works to achieve this vision through national service—a sustained commitment by Americans to serve our country by serving in our communities. As the nation’s federal agency and largest grant maker dedicated to service and volunteering, CNCS improves lives, strengthens communities and fosters a deep commitment to our nation by uniting the best of the public and private sectors to engage our greatest resource—the American people.
GMMB’s history with CNCS began in 1994 when we helped launch AmeriCorps. Since then, we’ve helped recruit tens of thousands of AmeriCorps and Senior Corps volunteers; supported CNCS in answering President George W. Bush’s USA Freedom Corps challenge and President Obama’s United We Serve initiative; developed recruitment materials for programs and grantees; and produced and placed numerous videos and PSAs.
Today, we’re working to communicate the impact and value of CNCS and the power of national service to meet local needs in education, health, the environment, veterans, economic opportunity and other critical areas. We’re using strategic media engagement and events to highlight CNCS’ thought leadership, and we’re providing executive counsel and digital strategy to boost the agency’s presence across programs, partnerships and digital properties.
By honing messages and concentrating communications around national days of service and signature reports—like the MLK Day of Service, the September 11 National Day of Service and Remembrance and the annual Volunteering in America report—we’ve succeeded in supporting the work of CNCS programs and grantees and amplifying their stories in key national outlets including USA Today, Time, CSPAN, Chronicle of Philanthropy, the Washington Post’s TheRoot.com, HuffingtonPost.com and more.