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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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New Jersey Commission on National and Community Service Awarded $283,333 to Strengthen and Expand Volunteering Across New Jersey

TRENTON - The New Jersey Commission on National and Community Service (NJ Commission) announced today that it has received a Volunteer Generation Fund (VGF) grant of $283,333 from the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), the federal agency that oversees AmeriCorps and the nation’s volunteer initiatives. This funding will allow the NJ Commission to better support local organizations in recruiting, managing, and retaining volunteers to address some of New Jersey’s most pressing challenges.

Press Release: September 7, 2017

AmeriCorps Grant on Law Enforcement/Community Relations Provides a Study on Safety during Motor Vehicle Stops.

Citizens of NJ were surveyed to test their knowledge of best practices on motor vehicle stops to help determine the need for motorist education. The survey itself was also analyzed and critiqued for potential changes beyond this study prior to further widespread use and data collection.

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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.

Grant Opportunities 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
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service

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

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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