Service Year Alliance's launch event featured a video from Launch Chair and Airbnb Co-founder and Chief Product Officer, Joe Gebbia calling on the tech community to embrace a service year.
“Doing a service year with Teach for America changed my trajectory and got me involved in education, which I will be involved in for the rest of my life.”
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“I was involved in an altercation that led me to be put in juvenile hall. When I got out, I told myself I needed to make a change...My service year with Youth Conservation Corps became the vehicle to transform my life."
“For someone who is considering a service year, go into it with a completely open mind. It's a whirlwind...you learn new skills, you learn new things that you never thought you would be able to do."
“What I learned in that [service year]...is that you are an incredible ripple in this big pool that is the world around you. And all you have to do is show up.”
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SERVICE YEAR ALLIANCE LAUNCHES IN NYC FOLLOWING PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION
November 15, 2016 - Yesterday, Service Year Alliance gathered leaders from our nation’s top companies, philanthropies, nonprofits and higher education institutions, as well as service year corps members, high school and college students at ArtBeam in New York City to launch the next chapter of the service year movement. The organization announced its plans to grow the number of service years in America from 65,000 annually to 100,000 by 2019 and one million within a generation, as it seeks to make the experience a common expectation and common opportunity for young Americans of all backgrounds.