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Service Year Story Slam | Washington, DC

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.

Service Year Story Slam | Washington, DC
Service Year Story Slam | Washington, DC

Service Year + Higher Ed Newsletter | April 2017

Welcome to the first installment of the Service Year + Higher Ed Newsletter. We hope to use this space to build community, share resources, and celebrate the great work you are doing in the field.

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

Service Year Action Summit | Thank You

Thank you to the 60 dedicated service year champions who joined us at the first annual Service Year Action Summit last week. Your presence and participation was greatly appreciated and — with 87 meetings on the Hill — resonated across the Washington. It’s up to all of us to make sure we build on the great momentum and energy we tapped into last week and continue to leverage it in our work across the country. 

Service Year Action Summit | Thank You
Service Year Action Summit | Thank You

WATCH: Expand AmeriCorps, Don't Eliminate It

President Trump's budget proposes the elimination of AmeriCorps - one of the most successful federal programs ever. Everyday, AmeriCorps members roll up their sleeves to alleviate poverty, improve struggling schools, and respond when distaster strikes.

Tell Congress to expand AmeriCorps, don't eliminate it.

Expand AmeriCorps, Don't Eliminate It
WATCH: Expand AmeriCorps, Don't Eliminate It

Service Year Alliance Denounces Trump Administration Cuts to National Service in FY17 Budget

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Wednesday, March 29, 2017

WASHINGTON, DC - In response to the White House’s FY17 budget proposal that essentially eliminates the Corporation for National and Community Service, Shirley Sagawa, the CEO of Service Year Alliance, released the following statement today denouncing the disastrous cuts:

 

.@ServiceYear's statement denouncing the Trump Administration's FY17 proposed cuts to @nationalservice #LetUsServe
Service Year Alliance Denounces Trump Administration Cuts to National Service in FY17 Budget

BREAKING: White House Proposes to Eliminate National Service

On Thursday, March 16 the White House released its "skinny budget" which proposes elimination of the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) — including AmeriCorps. AmeriCorps represents the largest federal investment in full-time paid service year programs, providing full- or partial-funding for about 50,000 positions and higher education benefits for those who serve.

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BREAKING: White House Proposes to Eliminate @NationalService and @AmeriCorps #LetUsServe
BREAKING: White House Proposes to Eliminate National Service

Service Year Alliance's Statement on the White House's Proposal to Eliminate National Service and AmeriCorps

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Thursday, March 16, 2017

WASHINGTON, DC - Service Year Alliance — an organization working to make a year of paid, full-time service a common expectation and opportunity for all young Americans — released the following statement today condemning the White House’s plan to cut funding for national service programs, through the elimination of the Corporation for National and Community Service — including AmeriCorps. 

.@ServiceYear's Statement on White House Proposal to Eliminate National Service and @AmeriCorps #LetUsServe
Service Year Alliance's Statement on the White House's Proposal to Eliminate National Service and AmeriCorps

Reps. Long & Price Testify on Behalf of National Service

In response to the White House including national service programs like AmeriCorps on a short list of programs that could be eliminated in their budget proposal, Rep. Long and Rep. Price testified at the House Labor, Health and Human Services subcommittee in support of national service. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZQAUFo65rag

 

 

Big thanks to @USRepLong and @RepDavidEPrice for testifying on behalf of national service and @AmeriCorps! WATCH:
Reps. Long & Price Testify on Behalf of National Service

200 Flag & General Officers Sign Pledge in Support of National Service

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 9, 2017

CONTACT: Aly Ferguson, aferguson@serviceyear.org

200 Flag and General Officers Sign Pledge to Make A Year of National Service a Common Opportunity for all Young Americans

Service Year Alliance is re-releasing the pledge, co-sponsored by eight leading military and veterans organizations, in response to potential cuts to national service.

WASHINGTON, DC - Today, in response to reports on the potential elimination of national service programs like AmeriCorps in the Administration’s budget proposal, Service Year Alliance re-released its Enlisting America Pledge. The Pledge has been signed by 200 flag and general officers and more than 50 senior enlisted veterans of the US military in support of making a year of national service a common expectation and opportunity for all young Americans.

200 Flag and General Officers Sign @ServiceYear's Pledge in Support of National Service and @AmeriCorps
200 Flag & General Officers Sign Pledge in Support of National Service

Saving National Service - Support from Across the Country

On Friday, February 17th, the New York Times reported that the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) — including AmeriCorps — is on a “hit list” of federal programs the new administration could propose to eliminate. 

Since that report, support has flooded in from across the country from major media outlets, local papers, editorial boards, and blogs.

Saving National Service - Support from Across the Country
Saving National Service - Support from Across the Country
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