On October 3rd, Meghan and four other AmeriCorps alums advocated for national service on Capitol Hill with Service Year Alliance. They met with congressional staffers with two goals in mind: to share our service stories -- particularly as they related to disaster relief efforts -- and ask members of Congress to make the AmeriCorps education award tax-free. Read what she had to say about her experience!Read more
A Service Year Before Medical School | Corey did a service year with Public Allies to gain real-world experience.
Charles Johnson was a student athlete in college with the goal of one day working in law enforcement. After an internship with the Richmond Police Department, Charles decided that law enforcement would not be the best way for him to make an impact. He completed two service years and found the passion to open his own business educating at-risk youth about the environment around them.
In New York City’s most high-crime neighborhoods, service year corps members with Green City Force are teaching their neighbors environmental sustainability practices — all the while learning essential job skills for the workforce. We teamed up with NationSwell to tell the story.
When a state of emergency was declared due to lead in the main water supply of Flint, Mich., service year corps members were already on the ground. Now, they’re key to the community’s long-term recovery effort.
Watch and share as Gen. (Ret.) Stan McChrystal make the case for expanding, not eliminating, national service.Read more
In the first episode of NationSwell’s 8-part mini documentary series on service years, the Chair of our Board, Gen. (Ret.) Stan McChrystal, shares his personal experience with service — both in and out of uniform.Read more
Over 60 service year alums and champions gathered at Recessions Bar and Grill in downtown Washington, D.C. for a Service Year Story Slam, organized by Service Year Alliance’s D.C. chapter. Storytellers included military veterans and AmeriCorps and Peace Corps alums and highlighted the impact service years have on individuals, communities and the country.Read more
“Doing a service year with Teach for America changed my trajectory and got me involved in education, which I will be involved in for the rest of my life.”Read more