News Release – Corporate Connection

Corporation for National and Community Service Expands Support for Veterans and Military Families
June 19, 2012

The Corporation for National and Community Service announced that more than 1,000 new AmeriCorps members will deploy across the United States in 2012 to provide education, employment and other services to 600,000 veterans and military families in more than 200 communities across the country, giving a major boost to the Joining Forces initiative launched by First Lady Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden.

CNCS will award more than $6.2 million in AmeriCorps grants to organizations including the American Legion Auxiliary, AMVETS, the California Department of Veterans Affairs, Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America, Points of Light, Rebuilding Together, the Washington Vet Corps, and others. AmeriCorps members will provide a range of services including employment placement, behavioral health counseling services, community rehabilitation and reintegration projects, homeless veteran support and financial literacy, and tutoring children of deployed service members.

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