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.
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.
Rev. Joseph V. Thelusca
David Warshaw, ex officio designee, voting
Linda M. Czipo
Rowena Madden, Director
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
P.O. Box 456
Trenton, NJ 08625
Tel: (609) 633-9627
Fax: (609) 777-2939
Notice of Funding Opportunity
The New Jersey AmeriCorps announces the Notice of Funding Opportunity for "Safer Communities: Strengthening Law Enforcement and Community Relations" grants for program year 2017/2018.
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
Newark Salvation Army commemorates Dr. Martin Luther King
Newark Salvation Army commemorates Dr. Martin Luther King. Eldridge Hawkins, Director of Community Relations, represented the NJ Commission on National and Community Service, at the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service on January 17, 2017. Mr. Hawkins joined a panel that discussed civil rights and law enforcement/community relations with AmeriCorps and Senior Corps national service members.
AmeriCorps Programs Serve NJ Communities
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