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Rural Gateway Conference Call: Corporation for National and Community Service - Operation AmeriCorps: A Discussion of Best Practices - December 18, 2014 - 2:00 pm EST

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
Office of Rural Housing and Economic Development

RURAL GATEWAY PEER-TO-PEER CONFERENCE CALL
Corporation for National and Community Service - Operation AmeriCorps
A Discussion of Best Practices
Date: December 18, 2014
Time: 2:00 p.m. EST

The Office of Rural Housing and Economic Development (ORHED) invites you to take part in our next Peer-to-Peer conference call. Scheduled for December 18, 2014 this call will offer participants the opportunity to learn about available activities through the Corporation for National and Community Service.

Established in 1993, the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) is a federal agency that engages more than 5 million Americans in service through its core programs; Senior Corps, AmeriCorps, and the Social Innovation Fund. CNCS leads President Obama’s national call to service initiative, United We Serve.

As the nation’s largest grantmaker for service and volunteering, CNCS plays a critical role in strengthening America’s nonprofit sector and addressing our nation’s challenges through service.

Operation AmeriCorps is the Corporation for National and Community Service’s new program to help tribal and local leaders use AmeriCorps to accomplish big things in their community.

As part of Operation AmeriCorps, CNCS are asking tribal and local leaders to identify a high-priority local challenge that AmeriCorps State and National, AmeriCorps NCCC (National Civilian Community Corps) and/or AmeriCorps VISTA members can address in a relatively short period of time (no more than two years).

Join HUD’s Office of Rural Housing and Economic Development (ORHED) and the Corporation for National and Community Service’s staff as we engage community leaders in this open forum on opportunities available through the CNCS. Speakers will include:

  • Valerie G. Piper, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Economic Development, Community Planning and Development, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development;
  • Jackie L. Williams, Ph.D., Moderator, Director, Office of Rural Housing and Economic Development, Community Planning and Development, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development;
  • Jed Herrmann, Senior Advisor to the CEO, Corporation for National and Community Service;
  • Ted Miller, Chief, External Affairs, Corporation for National and Community Service

Topics to be discussed

  • An overview of the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) and its programs
  • CNCS’s work with localities and tribes
  • Operation AmeriCorps Funding Opportunity
  • Public and Private sources of funding to carry out projects
  • Best practices and lessons-learned

Format of the call

Call-in instructions and additional materials will be emailed to participants on Wednesday, December 17, 2014. The 60 minute call will include presentations and a Q&A session.

Please RSVP by email to rhed@hud.gov no later than close of business on Tuesday, December 16, 2014. Please include your name and organization.

If you have any questions, please call 1-877-RURAL-26 (1-877-787-2526).


 
            
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