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Launching the next chapter of the service year movement

On November 14, 2016, Service Year Alliance launched the next chapter of the service year movement in front of a crowd of 350 partners, supporters, and service year corps members and alumni. 

The event featured exciting announcements and speakers from some of our nation’s top companies, philanthropists, nonprofits, higher education institutions and more — all coming together in pursuit of our shared vision: when a service year is a common expectation and opportunity for all young Americans.

 

Did you see the news? We joined @ServiceYear to launch the next chapter of the #serviceyear movement! Join us!
Launching the next chapter of the service year movement

Democracy Through Service: A Recap from Campus Compact's Civic Action Planning Institutes

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Earlier this month I had the privilege of representing Service Year Alliance at two of Campus Compact’s Civic Action Planning Institutes. Here's a recap from those institutes and how Service Year Alliance hopes to play a role in advancing the public purposes of higher education. 

Democracy Through Service: A Recap from Campus Compact's Civic Action Planning Institutes
Democracy Through Service: A Recap from Campus Compact's Civic Action Planning Institutes

Nonprofit Mergers: The Missing Ingredient

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Nonprofit Mergers: The Missing Ingredient
Nonprofit Mergers: The Missing Ingredient

Advancing Civic Engagement through a Service Year in Virginia

On October 6-7 higher education leaders across Virginia convened at Averett University for the Governor’s Summit on Advancing Engagement in the Commonwealth. The summit was hosted by Averett University and the Virginia Department of Social Services in collaboration with the Governor’s Advisory Board on Service and Volunteerism, VA Engage network, and Service Year Alliance.

#HigherEd leaders across Virginia joined @AverettU1859 & @FirstLadyVA to discuss civic engagement through a #serviceyear
Advancing Civic Engagement through a Service Year in Virginia

LA City Council Celebrates Service Year Alliance and Airbnb

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LA City Council Celebrates Service Year Alliance and Airbnb
LA City Council Celebrates Service Year Alliance and Airbnb

Washington Post Editorial Board Endorses A Service Year

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Washington Post Editorial Board Endorses A Service Year
Washington Post Editorial Board Endorses A Service Year

Service Programs Try to Launch Opportunity Youth into Careers, College

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Service Programs Try to Launch Opportunity Youth into Careers, College
Service Programs Try to Launch Opportunity Youth into Careers, College

Three Orgs Join Forces to Increase Service Year Opportunities for Youth

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Three Orgs Join Forces to Increase Service Year Opportunities for Youth
Three Orgs Join Forces to Increase Service Year Opportunities for Youth

Cisco’s big bet on a big idea | Tae Yoo, Huffington Post

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Cisco’s big bet on a big idea | Tae Yoo, Huffington Post
Cisco’s big bet on a big idea | Tae Yoo, Huffington Post

The Service Year Brand: A New Approach to the Service Year Movement

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The idea of a service year is not new — with programs, big and small, making a tremendous impact in local communities for many years. Young people participating in service years have walked away with essential skills, a new sense of perspective, and a feeling of civic responsibility. At Service Year Alliance, we envision a day where these experiences are a common expectation and opportunity for all young Americans.

In order to make that day a reality, this idea needs a fresh, bold approach. An approach that’s bold, adventurous, optimistic, and inclusive. One that truly represents an experience that’s transformative on three levels — for participants, our communities, and our society.

Introducing the Service Year Brand: A New Approach to the Service Year Movement
The Service Year Brand: A New Approach to the Service Year Movement
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