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Veterans Day: With numbers dwindling, should military or civilian service be required? | USA Today

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Veterans Day: With numbers dwindling, should military or civilian service be required? | USA Today
Veterans Day: With numbers dwindling, should military or civilian service be required? | USA Today

Opinion: America needs big ideas to heal our divides. Here are three.

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Opinion: America needs big ideas to heal our divides. Here are three.
Opinion: America needs big ideas to heal our divides. Here are three.

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.

How Higher Ed Can Restore Public Trust

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How Higher Ed Can Restore Public Trust
How Higher Ed Can Restore Public Trust
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