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The federal government, hoping to harness the power of young volunteers, is creating a new unit within AmeriCorps to help FEMA prepare for and respond to hurricanes, tornadoes, earthquakes and other disasters.

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Holding on to hope: Young and unemployedupdated: Wed Sep 28 2011 11:57:00

Recent college graduates try to remain hopeful despite their struggle to find employment.

Holding on to hope: Young and unemployed in Americaupdated: Wed Sep 28 2011 11:57:00

Bridget Coyle wants to be a social worker, but an underwhelming job market and devastating national unemployment rate are making it difficult. Despite this, she remains optimistic.

U.S. companies unpatriotic not to hire?updated: Wed Sep 07 2011 09:49:00

Teamsters Union President James Hoffa calls out American companies for not hiring. CNN's Carol Costello has more.

AmeriCorps, today's Depression-era CCCupdated: Wed Sep 07 2011 09:49:00

Soon after taking office, Franklin Roosevelt boldly proposed the Civilian Conservation Corps as a way to create jobs and hope during the Great Depression. Within three months, not only had Congress acted but 250,000 young men were at work in the woods. The country cheered and the CCC went on to become the most popular program of the New Deal.

Save the date for 'Bridesmaids'updated: Thu Jun 30 2011 16:02:00

Kristen Wiig and Wendi McLendon-Covey talk weddings, "SNL" and what they've done in the name of being a good friend.

The high cost of being a bridesmaidupdated: Thu Jun 30 2011 16:02:00

Friends have asked Brianne Bricker to be their bridesmaid so many times, that this summer she finally had to say "no."

How much does it cost to be a bridesmaid?updated: Thu Jun 30 2011 12:23:00

Friends have asked Brianne Bricker to be their bridesmaid so many times, that this summer she finally had to say "no."

Doing good in rough economyupdated: Thu Oct 22 2009 12:15:00

CNN Photojournalist Mark Biello looks at young people joining service groups like Teach for America due to the economy.

Amid economic downturn, recent grads turn to national serviceupdated: Thu Oct 22 2009 12:15:00

Kelley Mulfinger thought she would be making a six-figure salary in marketing by her second year out of school. Instead, the University of Virginia alum is teaching a classroom of first-graders how to spell words like "care."

Hope in Cedar Rapids as Washington pushes volunteerismupdated: Thu Oct 22 2009 12:12:00

As the floodwaters rose by the hour, so did Bruce Vander Sanden's worst fears.

Obama, George H.W. Bush unite to support volunteerismupdated: Fri Oct 16 2009 20:39:00

Some issues, it seems, still transcend America's increasingly bitter partisan divide.

King: Need for volunteers in inner-city D.C. schools obviousupdated: Fri Jul 03 2009 08:16:00

Tora Burns leads her classroom with an infectious smile, patiently teaching her young pupils about the benefits of recycling -- and then a catchy little tune to try out at home with their siblings and parents.

Obama signs national service legislationupdated: Wed Apr 22 2009 11:14:00

President Obama signed into law Tuesday a measure designed to strengthen national community service efforts by boosting federal funding for thousands of volunteers in fields ranging from clean energy to health care and education.

House passes sweeping national service expansionupdated: Tue Mar 31 2009 18:55:00

The House of Representatives easily passed legislation Tuesday to strengthen national community service efforts by boosting funding for thousands of volunteers in fields ranging from clean energy to health care and education.

Money Magazine: If Your Kid Wants to Find Himself, Just Say Yesupdated: Thu Dec 01 2005 00:01:00

Faced with a high school senior who'd like to take a year off before college to go find himself, most parents would either roll their eyes, put their foot down or grab their heart with a shortness ...

CNNMoney: Offbeat ways to pay for collegeupdated: Tue Feb 24 2004 10:13:00

NEW YORK (CNN/Money) - Like many college students, Jeannie Miller relies on scholarship money to help pay her tuition.

Fortune: Ax Taxes For Xers!updated: Mon Mar 16 1998 00:01:00

With my 40th birthday just days behind me, it's a little painful to admit this, but if Congress passes a tax cut this year, as many Republicans advocate, I think it should target younger workers--a...

Money Magazine: Sizing up the new job corps Sizing up the new federal job corpsupdated: Thu Sep 01 1994 00:01:00

If you haven't heard, President Clinton's AmeriCorps national service program kicks off Sept. 12. At the start, roughly 20,000 Americans 18 or older will work for any of 250 nonprofit outfits coast...

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