AnnMaura Connolly
President Voices for National Service

For more than two decades AnnMaura has worked to expand opportunities for young people to serve across the United States and around the world. She serves as President of Voices for National Service, a coalition of hundreds of service organizations that work together to advance citizen service policy, established in 2003. Additionally, AnnMaura is a member of City Year’s Management Executive Committee, overseeing City Year’s international work, public policy, and public affairs.

After college, AnnMaura served in the Jesuit Volunteer Corps in Southern California where she helped to create and lead a counseling program for refugees. After returning to Washington D.C., she directed a national grants program at Very Special Arts, an international organization dedicated to increasing opportunities in the arts for people with disabilities. In 1989, AnnMaura joined Youth Service America, where she organized the first National Youth Service Day, launched the New Generation Training Program and led a policy working group of leaders from the national service field to draft a set of recommendations that informed the design of AmeriCorps. In 1995, AnnMaura joined the newly created Corporation for National and Community Service as Deputy Director, Independent Sector and served as liaison to the foundation and national nonprofit community. After leaving CNCS, AnnMaura served as director of the AmeriCorps Anniversary Committee and as a policy consultant to the Grantmaker Forum on Community and National Service.

AnnMaura holds a B.A. in political science from the College of the Holy Cross. She serves on The Franklin Project Leadership Council, the Advisory Board for the Eli J. Segal Citizen Leadership Program at Brandeis University, the Federal Advisory Council of the Presidio Institute, and the Boards of Directors of the Jesuit Volunteer Corps, My Good Deed, Freedom Now, City Year South Africa and City Year UK. She also serves as a principal of the newly created Service Year Alliance. In January 2015, AnnMaura was selected for the first class of the Presidential Leadership Scholars Program, a joint initiative of the Bush, Clinton, Bush and Johnson Presidential Libraries.

AnnMaura Connolly| President Voices for National Service
AnnMaura Connolly| President Voices for National Service
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