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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. 

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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

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
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