NATIONAL INITIATIVES – LOCAL IMPACT
The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) a federal agency that helps more than 5 million Americans improve the lives of their fellow citizens through service. Working hand in hand with local partners, we tap the ingenuity and can-do spirit of the American people to tackle some of the most pressing challenges facing our nation. CNCS supports a variety of special initiatives, including:
The Strong Cities, Strong Communities Initiative (SC2) supports President Obama’s agenda to make historic investments to build ladders of opportunity for those working hard to make it to the middle class and to partner with communities that were hardest-hit by the recent recession.
In September 2014, President Obama issued a challenge to cities, towns, counties and tribes across the country to become “My Brother’s Keeper (MBK) Communities.” This challenge represents a call to action for all members of our communities, and mayors in particular, as they often sit at the intersection of many of the vital forces and structural components needed to enact sustainable change through policy, programs, and partnerships.
Children’s Home + Aid is a leading child and family service agency in Illinois. Each year, it protects, educates and counsels more than 40,000 children, youth and families to overcome the overwhelming obstacles of poverty, abuse and neglect. Become an Adult Connections Mentor and provide foster youth with social and emotional support during an important period of their lives. By volunteering to mentor a foster child between the ages of 17 – 21, you will assist youth who are preparing to live on their own.
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