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2019 Governor's Service Recognition Honorees Announced

June 4, 2019

MADISON, WI - Governor Tony Evers will recognize thirteen outstanding honorees at the 2019 Governor’s Service Awards ceremony for their service to Wisconsin citizens and communities in need. The Governor’s Service Awards honors outstanding volunteers, national service participants, programs, and AmeriCorps alumni that have helped to address serious social needs across Wisconsin. The ceremony will take place from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. on June 6th at the Monona Terrace located at 1 John Nolen Dr., Madison, WI 53703. READ MORE


SERVE WISCONSIN ANNOUNCES $6.2 MILLION IN AMERICORPS FUNDING FOR WISCONSIN

August 17, 2018

Madison, WI - Serve Wisconsin proudly announces that Wisconsin has received $6.2 million in AmeriCorps funding from the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), the federal agency responsible for AmeriCorps and other national service programs. "These funds will put 850 AmeriCorps members on the ground to tackle some of the toughest problems in Wisconsin including the opioid epidemic, the academic achievement gap, housing shortages for low-income families, and healthcare access," stated Jeanne Duffy, Executive Director, Serve Wisconsin. READ MORE


MADISON CLAIMS THE #6 SPOT IN THE NATION FOR RECRUITING AMERICORPS MEMBERS

August 7, 2018

As part of its annual recruitment effort, the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), the federal agency that administers the AmeriCorps program, today released its annual rankings of the states and cities that generate the most AmeriCorps members (the complete list is below). “We are incredibly proud that Madison is one to the top large cities nationwide for recruiting AmeriCorps members. Madison has a legacy of civic engagement and we are proud to continue the tradition,” said, Jeanne Duffy, Executive Director of Serve Wisconsin, the state commission charged with managing AmeirCorps programs in the State of Wisconsin. READ MORE


2018 Governor's Service Recognition Honorees Announced

April 26, 2018

MADISON, WI - Four honorees will be recognized at the 2018 Governor’s Service Recognition ceremony from 3:00 P.M. to 4:00 P.M. on April 30th at Green Lake Conference Center located at W2511 WI-23, Green Lake, WI 54941. The event honors outstanding volunteers, national service participants and programs that have helped to address serious social needs in their communities. These honorees have made significant contributions to Wisconsin through their service efforts. READ MORE


Serve Wisconsin Recaps Outstanding 2016-2017 Program Year

March 5, 2018

MADISON, WI - Governor Scott Walker congratulates the 748 Wisconsin AmeriCorps members who completed over 910,000 hours of service for Wisconsin and whose dedication to service profoundly impacted local communities as shown by the outstanding achievements detailed in the annual report such as 3,607 students improving their academic performance, 3,191 homeless youth returning home or to a safe alternative and 239 economically disadvantaged students enrolling in college. READ MORE


Serve Wisconsin Among Eight States Selected to Receive Afterschool Grants from ASC, Mott Foundation

January 22, 2018

MADISON, WI - Wisconsin will be better poised to expand out-of-school time opportunities for youth at a statewide level, thanks to new funding that has been awarded to Serve Wisconsin from the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation in partnership with America's Service Commissions (ASC). READ MORE


Wisconsin Joins Nationwide AmeriCorps Opening Ceremonies

October 3, 2017

MADISON, WI - On October 10th, a new class of Wisconsin AmeriCorps members will pledge to “get things done for America” as part of nationwide swearing-in ceremonies. 350 AmeriCorps members will take the AmeriCorps member pledge kicking-off their year of service in Wisconsin. READ MORE


SERVE WISCONSIN ANNOUNCES OVER $18.5 MILLION IN AMERICORPS FUNDING TO WISCONSIN

June 14, 2017

MADISON, WI - Serve Wisconsin, the Governor-appointed state service commission, announced today that Wisconsin has received $18,595,357 in AmeriCorps funding from the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), the federal agency for volunteering and service programs. “This funding will continue to support Wisconsin’s strong tradition of helping those in need and civic engagement. AmeriCorps members will tackle some of our toughest community problems-tutoring at-risk youth, building homes for low-income families, helping people access healthcare, serving in summer camps for disabled children, helping homeless teens find safe housing and meeting many more community needs,” states Jeanne Duffy, Executive Director, Serve Wisconsin. READ MORE