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President Barack Obama recently appointed Marguerite Kondracke to the Board of Directors of the Corporation for National and Community Service.  

Kondracke is co-chair of DukeEngage’s National Advisory Board and president and CEO of America’s Promise Alliance. She is one of seven to be named to the corporation.

Created in 1993, the Corporation for National Service is a public-private partnership that engages Americans of all ages in service through three national service initiatives—AmeriCorps, which includes more than 600 local and national programs, AmeriCorps VISTA, and AmeriCorps NCCC.

President Obama said in a statement, “I am proud to nominate a group of individuals whose collective experience will help shape, expand and strengthen the next generation of service.  These men and women are true leaders who understand that America faces an unprecedented set of challenges, and that what’s required to overcome those challenges and build a new foundation for economic growth and prosperity doesn’t come from Washington alone – it comes from every American willing to make a difference in communities across this country.”

Obama also nominated John Podesta, the head of the Center for American Progress; Rick Christman, CEO of Employment Solutions, Inc.; Jane Hartley, CEO of Observatory Group; Matthew McCabe, a teacher from Chicago; Lisa Quiroz, VP for Corporate Responsibility at Time Warner; and Phyllis Segal, a VP at Civic Ventures.