The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) plays a vital role in supporting the American culture of citizenship, service, and responsibility. We are a catalyst for community solutions and champion for the ideal that every American has skills and talents to give.
At a time of social need, CNCS and the network it supports engages more than 5 million Americans in results-driven service each year via 70,000 community and faith-based organizations. Through Senior Corps, AmeriCorps, the Social Innovation Fund, United We Serve, and other programs, CNCS taps the power of citizens to improve lives, solve problems, strengthen communities, and build the capacity of the nonprofit sector.
Participants in CNCS programs mentor and tutor at-risk youth, rebuild communities struck by natural disasters, help seniors live independently, support veterans and military families, and more. Based on principles of local control, competition, accountability, and public-private partnership, CNCS provides a "triple bottom line" return on investment: benefiting the recipients of service, the people who serve, and the larger community and nation.