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Top 7 Moments for Service Years in 2017

2017 was a big year for service years in America.

We took some time to reflect on the top moments in this video. Onto 2018!

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Top 7 Moments for Service Years in 2017
Top 7 Moments for Service Years in 2017

Employers Value Service Years | Farmers Insurance leading the way in valuing service years

Farmers Insurance is part of Employers for National Service - an initiative that connects AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other service year alumni with employers from the private, public and nonprofit sectors. More than 500 employers are now a part of the program, which gives national service alumni additional opportunities to apply their skills in the workplace. 

Employers Value Service Years | Farmers Insurance leading the way in valuing service years
Employers Value Service Years | Farmers Insurance leading the way in valuing service years

Developing Grit Through a Service Year

Meg Garlinghouse, a Returned Peace Corps Volunteer and the Head of Social Impact at LinkedIn, spoke to service year corps members about the critical skills they will develop during their year of service and why employers value their service year experience.  

Developing Grit Through a Service Year
Developing Grit Through a Service Year

How national service can support students in low-income schools | Service Year Alliance releases a report on national service and education

The Role of National Service in Improving Elementary and Secondary Education Outcomes in Low-Income Schools, was released on October 2, 2017 at a Capitol Hill Briefing hosted by Service Year Alliance, Voices for National Service, and America’s Promise Alliance.  The report, written by Service Year Alliance, takes a unique look at how national service members provide an under-recognized and cost-effective source of human capital to improve student outcomes in low-income schools.  The report explores seven roles that national service programs, particularly AmeriCorps, play in supporting student success to help education stakeholders and policymakers better understand how national service is critical to important education reform efforts and reducing educational disparities.

How national service can support students in low-income schools
How national service can support students in low-income schools | Service Year Alliance releases a report on national service and education

Meghan's adventure of advocating for national service

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! 

Meghan's adventure of advocating for national service
Meghan's adventure of advocating for national service

A Service Year Before Medical School | Corey did a service year with Public Allies to gain real-world experience.

Corey did a service year between college and medical school. His experience made him a better leader and helped him understand the challenges outside of the hospital that affect patients' health.
A Service Year Before Medical School | Corey did a service year with Public Allies to gain real-world experience.
A Service Year Before Medical School | Corey did a service year with Public Allies to gain real-world experience.

Service Year + Higher Ed Newsletter | Fall 2017

Service Year + Higher Ed

The second installment of the Service Year + Higher Ed newsletter includes a budget update from Capitol Hill, info on upcoming webinars, a blog post from the Lumina Foundation, and an op-ed from three higher education leaders. 

Service Year + Higher Ed Newsletter | Fall 2017
Service Year + Higher Ed Newsletter | Fall 2017

Service Year Alliance's statement on the Senate’s FY18 Appropriations budgets for AmeriCorps, Peace Corps & YouthBuild

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

Service Year Alliance released the following statement today in response to the markup of the FY18 budget by the Senate Labor-Health and Human Services and State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs Appropriations subcommittees:

“We are relieved to see the Senate reject President Trump’s FY18 budget proposal and provide level funding for national service programs like AmeriCorps, the Peace Corps, and YouthBuild,” said Shirley Sagawa, CEO of Service Year Alliance. “Thanks to the bipartisan support from members of Congress, the 80,000 young people who are in Texas responding to Hurricane Harvey, in West Virginia battling the opioid crisis, in Montana and California fighting wildfires, and all across the country will be able to continue serving these communities in need. This is a critical step towards our goal of universal national service.”

Service Year Alliance's statement on the Senate’s FY18 Appropriations budgets for AmeriCorps, Peace Corps & YouthBuild
Service Year Alliance's statement on the Senate’s FY18 Appropriations budgets for AmeriCorps, Peace Corps & YouthBuild

Want to heal America? Start with national service

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Want to heal America? Start with national service
Want to heal America? Start with national service

Americans brought back New Orleans. They can do the same for Houston.

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Americans brought back New Orleans. They can do the same for Houston.
Americans brought back New Orleans. They can do the same for Houston.
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