Corporation for National and Community Service: Public Engagement and Outreach Plan

Posted by Corporation for National and Community Service on January 19, 2015

It is with great pleasure that I share with you the Corporation for National and Community Service’s 2015 Public Engagement and Outreach Plan.

Whether you are an AmeriCorps, Senior Corps, Volunteer Generation Fund, or Social Innovation Fund (SIF) grantee, a governor-appointed State Service Commission, or a participant in one of our programs, you will see many opportunities to share your examples of impact over the coming year.

Together, we are operating in 60,000 locations across the country. This engagement calendar outlines ways that we can work together to raise the public’s awareness of our work and engage even more individuals in it.

This year is a special one for us. We have the 50th anniversaries for both the AmeriCorps VISTA and Senior Corps Foster Grandparents programs, the first-ever SIF Week, and the return of Mayors Day of Recognition for National Service. In addition, we are introducing theme months that are tied to our focus areas, thus giving all of us the opportunity to communicate the breadth of our efforts to transform communities and improve lives.

We will announce new opportunities for Americans to serve. From the governor-appointed State Service Commissions to private-sector partners, we will mark the expansion of national service programs throughout the year. SIF and other programs will produce evaluation reports and other research-related materials that will give us even more information with which to tell our story.

We will also engage you in our announcements regarding Operation AmeriCorps, Employers of National Service, Stars of Service, and more. We will put this document online and keep you apprised of any changes or announcements. Like national service, it is dynamic.

Please share how you are participating in this engagement calendar with your key stakeholders: staff, members/volunteers, elected officials at all levels, board of directors, corporate supporters, and public- sector partners.

If you have any questions about how to get involved throughout the year, please contact our Office of External Affairs at

Warmest Regards,

Wendy Spencer, CEO
Corporation for National and Community Service


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