Press Releases

June 17, 2009
ATLANTA (March 27, 2009) –Yesterday, the U.S. Senate passed the Serve America Act, led by Senators Ted Kennedy (D-MA) and Orrin Hatch (R-UT), by a majority of 79. The bill unanimously amended and titled by all senators as the Edward M. Kennedy Serve America Act, will dramatically increase levels of volunteerism, improve and expand national service programs, including AmeriCorps, and provide for new pathways of service and social innovation to address our nation's most pressing challenges.

June 16, 2009

Record Attendance Expected as Annual Conference Sparks Excitement for Service

June 8, 2009
ATLANTA (May 7, 2009) –President Obama just announced his full budget for fiscal year 2010, and 10 million dollars is proposed to support the Volunteer Generation Fund, an important first step in growing and strengthening our nation’s volunteer infrastructure, and an integral part of the President’s call to service campaign. The Corporation for National and Community Service, an organization that engages more than four million Americans yearly in service through its Senior Corps, AmeriCorps, and Learn and Serve America programs, will be responsible for distributing the funds.
July 4, 2008

Updated January 2, 2009

In late June, we learned of significant financial and operational irregularities in connection with the store operated under the Points of Light name on eBay.  The eStore was operated by an independent contractor under contract since 2003 with Points of Light Foundation. In addition to her authorized activities of securing and selling donated goods online, this independent contractor also sold travel packages.