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Service Year Alliance rejects the Administration’s budget proposal, calls for an increased investment in national service

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Monday, February 12, 2018

Service Year Alliance rejects the Administration’s budget proposal, calls for an increased investment in national service

WASHINGTON, DC (February 12, 2018)  – “National service is indispensable. The 75,000 young people who serve every year with national service programs like AmeriCorps, the Peace Corps, and YouthBuild are at the forefront of some of the biggest challenges facing the American people — from disaster relief and the opioid epidemic to education inequality and workforce development,” said Shirley Sagawa, CEO of Service Year Alliance. “In the wake of last year’s countless natural disasters, we witnessed the tremendous value of national service in action. Thousands of young people serving with AmeriCorps were deployed to Texas, Florida, Puerto Rico, and the US Virgin Islands where they quickly became the backbone of our disaster recovery efforts. Hundreds of these dedicated Americans are still on the scene today, supporting communities like Houston and Puerto Rico as they struggle to rebuild...”
@ServiceYear rejects the 2019 WH budget proposal, calls for an increased investment in @nationalservice #LetUsServe
Service Year Alliance rejects the Administration’s budget proposal, calls for an increased investment in national service

Dr. Robert Simmons lll to Join Service Year Alliance as President

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Thursday, February 1, 2018

Dr. Robert Simmons III to Join Service Year Alliance as President

Simmons joins the organization’s leadership team alongside new board members and high profile Leadership Council members

WASHINGTON, DC (February 1, 2018)  – On Monday, February 5, 2018, Dr. Robert Simmons III will join Service Year Alliance as the organization’s new President. Simmons comes to Service Year Alliance from his previous role as Vice President of Strategy & Innovation for the Campaign for Black Male Achievement...
Dr. Robert Simmons lll to Join Service Year Alliance as President
Dr. Robert Simmons lll to Join Service Year Alliance as President

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

4 Reasons to Take a Service Year Before Medical School | AAMC

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4 Reasons to Take a Service Year Before Medical School | AAMC
4 Reasons to Take a Service Year Before Medical School | AAMC

It’s time to make national service a universal commitment | Brookings Institute

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It’s time to make national service a universal commitment | Brookings Institute
It’s time to make national service a universal commitment | Brookings Institute

Leon E. Panetta: National service and duty to country | Santa Cruz Sentinel

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Leon E. Panetta: National service and duty to country | Santa Cruz Sentinel
Leon E. Panetta: National service and duty to country | Santa Cruz Sentinel

Marin Voice: Service is a way to honor our veterans

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Marin Voice: Service is a way to honor our veterans
Marin Voice: Service is a way to honor our veterans

National service program could help heal divisions | Albany Times-Union

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National service program could help heal divisions | Albany Times-Union
National service program could help heal divisions | Albany Times-Union
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