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Obama Picks Corvington For National Service Post

President Barack Obama has named a veteran of nonprofit groups to head the Corporation for National and Community Service.

The president said Friday that Patrick Corvington will lead the agency that oversees Senior Corps, AmeriCorps and Learn and Serve America.

Corvington is a senior associate at the Annie E. Casey Foundation. He previously worked at the nonprofit Innovation Network and the Urban Institute.

Corvington is a native of Haiti who earned degrees at the University of Maryland and Johns Hopkins University.