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Serve Colorado Secures 2023 Commission Innovation Award

DENVER, NOVEMBER 30, 2023 — Serve Colorado, part of the Office of Lieutenant Governor Dianne Primavera and which oversees Colorado’s AmeriCorps programming, has won the 2023 America’s Service Commission (ASC) Innovation Award in the category Innovation in Partnerships. ASC is a nonprofit, nonpartisan association representing and promoting the 52 state service commissions across the United States and territories, with the mission to lead and elevate the state service network. The ASC Innovation Awards celebrates efforts that redefine the landscape of public service and community engagement. Serve Colorado’s recognition in the Innovation and Partnerships category signifies its exceptional work in forging collaborations to advance career opportunities, empower members statewide, and leverage national service to make significant impacts in our communities.

Lt. Governor Primavera & Serve Colorado Applaud White House Action on Civilian Climate Corps

DENVER, SEPTEMBER 20, 2023 — Serve Colorado, under the Office of Lieutenant Governor Primavera which is dedicated to national service and its ability to address the impacts of climate change and protect our public lands, proudly supports today’s release of a White House Fact Sheet as a step forward in the establishment of a national civilian climate corps. This collaborative effort with AmeriCorps and five federal agencies marks a promising stride toward a greener, more sustainable future. Governor Jared Polis and Lieutenant Governor Dianne Primavera led the statewide Colorado Climate Corps beginning in 2021.

Serve Colorado Announces Fall Grant Competition for AmeriCorps Programs

DENVER, Tuesday, August 29, 2023 —  Serve Colorado, located within the Office of the Lieutenant Governor and which administers Colorado’s AmeriCorps State program, is now accepting applications from nonprofit organizations, institutions of higher education, and state and local agencies who are interested in placing AmeriCorps members in Colorado. AmeriCorps grants help expand services and reach underserved communities through the power of community service. Concept papers for new AmeriCorps programs are due to Serve Colorado on September 22, 2023 at 5:00 PM MT.

Serve Colorado Executive Director John Kelly Receives National Honor from America’s Service Commission

DENVER — John Kelly of Serve Colorado was named the 2022 Outstanding Commission Executive Director Award recipient at the virtual awards ceremony hosted by America’s Service Commissions (ASC) on September 22. The awards program is held each year to recognize the accomplishments of state and territorial service commission staff, commissioners, service programs, and champions of national service throughout the United States and its territories.

Gov. Polis Announces Boards and Commissions Appointments

MARCH 25, 2022 - The Commission shall recommend to the Governor a comprehensive national and community service plan for the state that is developed through an open and public process and updated annually.  The plan shall address the state’s needs in the areas of school safety, preventing youth violence, literacy and mentoring or disadvantaged youth.  The Commission also administers funds received from the Corporation on National and Community Service.

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New AmeriCorps Program Tackles Healthcare Workforce Shortage

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 2022 - DENVER - Today, the Polis-Primavera Administration, Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, Colorado Department of Labor and Employment, Serve Colorado, and Community Resource Center are proud to announce the creation of the Colorado Healthcare Corps. Colorado Healthcare Corps will recruit approximately 150 AmeriCorps members to serve in healthcare facilities statewide, providing critical support to the state’s healthcare system. 

New Collaboration to Support the Economic Mobility of Coloradans

FRIDAY, JANUARY 14TH, 2022 - DENVER –  Ahead of Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service on Monday, January 17, Governor Jared Polis, Lt. Governor Dianne Primavera, Senator Michael Bennet, AmeriCorps CEO Michael D. Smith, Jill Hunsaker Ryan, Executive Director of Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE), and other service community leaders gathered virtually to celebrate the creation of a new Economic Mobility Partnership, designed to save Coloradans money.  In support of this partnership, Governor Polis and Lt.

Gov. Polis Announces Boards and Commissions Appointments

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Governor’s Commission on Community Service - Serve Colorado

The Commission shall recommend to the Governor a comprehensive national and community service plan for the state that is developed through an open and public process and updated annually.  The plan shall address the state’s needs in the areas of school safety, preventing youth violence, literacy and mentoring or disadvantaged youth.  The Commission also administers funds received from the Corporation on National and Community Service.

 

Serve Colorado Announces $10 Million in Funding for AmeriCorps Programs in Colorado

SEPTEMBER 30TH, 2021. DENVER — Serve Colorado, which administers Colorado’s AmeriCorps State program, announced today that AmeriCorps has awarded $10,026,259 in federal grants to place AmeriCorps members across Colorado. The Colorado AmeriCorps State program is a national service program that employs national service and volunteerism to address critical needs in local communities across the state..