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Celebrating a Long Legacy of Presidential Support for National Service

Throughout history, presidents of both political parties have taken specific action to expand opportunities for young Americans to serve with programs like AmeriCorps, the Peace Corps, and YouthBuild. 

They have recognized the power of a young person from Birmingham serving alongside a young person from Brooklyn; Democrats serving alongside Republicans; Muslims serving alongside Christians and Jews. And they saw that service year is one of the most American experiences there is — one uniquely positioned to transform our country.

This President's Day, we reflect on and celebrate the long legacy of support for national service.

 

Did you know nearly every president since FDR has acted to expand #serviceyear opportunities? #PresidentsDay
Celebrating a Long Legacy of Presidential Support for National Service

DC Inno's Office Envy: Inside Service Year Alliance's Beautiful, Tech-Enabled Office

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DC Inno's Office Envy: Inside Service Year Alliance's Beautiful, Tech-Enabled Office
DC Inno's Office Envy: Inside Service Year Alliance's Beautiful, Tech-Enabled Office

Serve SJ: A holistic approach to uplifting San Jose’s youth & residents

On Saturday, February 11th, Mayor Sam Liccardo of San Jose, California made an audacious inspiring commitment. At his annual State of the City address, Mayor Liccardo shared the “Tale of One City”, a vision for a city diving headlong into its challenges with a focus on investing in its youth to help them growth into active, civically engaged community members.

Building on many of the city’s innovations such as San Jose Promise and Unleash Your Geek, Mayor Liccardo announced ServeSJ, which includes his commitment to increasing service year opportunities for San Jose’s own youth. 

Serve SJ: A holistic approach to uplifting San Jose’s youth & residents
Serve SJ: A holistic approach to uplifting San Jose’s youth & residents

Harvard Poll: Solid Majority of 18-29 year olds support a national service program

Harvard Kennedy School's Institute of Politics Winter 2017 Poll shows that the solid majority of America’s 18-29 year olds support a national service program.

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Harvard Poll: Solid Majority of 18-29 year olds support a national service program
Harvard Poll: Solid Majority of 18-29 year olds support a national service program

Bringing Americans together through national service

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Bringing Americans together through national service
Bringing Americans together through national service

Service Years in Action: January 2017

Take a few minutes and check out all of the incredible ways that service year corps members are making an impact as we kick off 2017. They continue to show how young people address our communities' most pressing challenges -- from preserving conservation areas in heavy snow and repairing flood-damaged homes, to organizing incredible MLK Day of Service activities in communities.

 

Service Years in Action: January 2017
Service Years in Action: January 2017

Uniting our nation through national service

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Uniting our nation through national service
Uniting our nation through national service

MLK Day Reminds Us All That Service Is What Makes America Great

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MLK Day Reminds Us All That Service Is What Makes America Great
MLK Day Reminds Us All That Service Is What Makes America Great

Service Years in Action: December 2016

Before we sign off for the holidays, we pulled together some of the most powerful service year stories from the past few weeks that paint an amazing picture of what service year corps members are up to this holiday season. So, as you hop in the car to travel home for the holidays or wait in line at airport security, take a few minutes and check out all of the incredible ways that service year corps members are bringing joy to local communities. 

Service Years in Action: December 2016
Service Years in Action: December 2016

Forbes: 4 Work Experience Programs that Lead to Paying Jobs

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Forbes: 4 Work Experience Programs that Lead to Paying Jobs
Forbes: 4 Work Experience Programs that Lead to Paying Jobs
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