Mission
The Corporation for National and Community Service carries on a tradition based on working with governor-appointed state commissions, nonprofits, faith-based groups, schools and other civic organizations to provide opportunities for Americans of all ages to serve their communities.
Commission Members
Anthony Campbell, Ph.D, Chair

Ben Calvert, Youth Voice
M. Ali Chaudry, Ph.D.
Anne B. Ciemnecki
Rev. William Coleman
Daniel Croson, Jr.
Linda Walder Fiddle, Esq.
Chief Mark Gould
Emily A. Greenfield
Rev. Wayne Meisel

James Palmer, ex officio designee, voting
Mark D. Peters, II, Pharm.D.
Michael Pulsinelli
Rev. Joseph V. Thelusca
Martin Tuchman
David Warshaw,
ex officio designee, voting

ex-officio, non-voting
Melissa Allen
Brenda Beavers
Kimberly Cenno
Linda M. Czipo
Erin McGrath


Rowena Madden, Director
NonProfit Information


New Jersey's Nonprofit Information Center web portal serves as a one-stop shop for nonprofits in New Jersey seeking to utilize various funding sources and volunteer opportunities available through the State.
Contact the NJ Commission on National and Community Service
NJ Commission on National and
Community Service
P.O. Box 456
Trenton, NJ 08625

Tel: (609) 633-9627
Fax: (609) 777-2939

Email: Feedback@sos.nj.gov
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Extreme Heat: What You Can Do?

Extreme Heat MapAcross the country, communities are actively experiencing extreme heat conditions. This week, the National Weather Service announced that “dangerously hot and humid conditions are expected this week across a large portion of the nation.”

Many of the communities supported by AmeriCorps and Senior Corps are part of the most vulnerable populations, especially the elderly and children, who need the most assistance in times of adverse weather.

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Mandatory National Service Criminal History Check Requirements for all AmeriCorps programs

In order to participate in AmeriCorps/SeniorCorps programing and receive grant funds, all members, and covered personnel who are in the budget – either as funded by the grant or as a match, must undergo background screening. While federal regulations require different checks under various circumstances, the state commission has streamlined the process to make it easier for member organizations and ensure compliance. As such, all relevant individuals should proceed through the below step by step criminal history check list by following the instructions given.

Mandatory National Service Criminal History Check

Montclair State University AmeriCorps Program

Image of the Montclair State University Americorps volunteersThe AmeriCorps Program at Montclair State University engages 22 AmeriCorps members who support public schools, the NJ School of Conservation, community and faith-based organizations, non-profits, and other civic organizations in Northern New Jersey.

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AmeriCorps Programs Serve NJ Communities

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AmeriCorps programs will serve communities throughout New Jersey in the priority areas of education, disaster response, social services, and environmental stewardship.

2015-2016 AmeriCorps Program Summary