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5 Reasons a Service Year is Better Than Your Desk Job

For many of us, summer days are spent staring out the window (if you have one) and wondering what you're missing stuck behind your cubicle desk. Well, for many service year corps members, their summers are spent tackling real issues — sometimes outdoors, sometimes indoors with cool people — but always making an impact. So, with that in mind, here are just five ways that a service year is better than your desk job.

5 Reasons a Service Year is Better Than Your Desk Job
5 Reasons a Service Year is Better Than Your Desk Job

Addressing Broken Citizenship And Pressing Challenges through a Service Year

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Addressing Broken Citizenship And Pressing Challenges through a Service Year
Addressing Broken Citizenship And Pressing Challenges through a Service Year

Service Year Brand Announcement

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

New York, NY & Washington, DC – July 26, 2016 – Service Year Alliance (“Alliance”) and Matt Ronen, CEO of New York-based Service Year, Inc., jointly announce their agreement that Service Year Alliance will exclusively own and use the Service Year name. 

Service Year Brand Announcement
Service Year Brand Announcement

From Our Board Chair, Gen. Stan McChrystal

In 1838, a 28-year-old Abraham Lincoln declared that the greatest threat facing America comes not from a foreign invader:

“If it ever reach us it must spring up amongst us; it cannot come from abroad. If destruction be our lot we must ourselves be its author and finisher. As a nation of freemen we must live through all time, or die by suicide.”

The thought that Americans, themselves, may destroy the ideals for which so many have sacrificed is sobering. Trust among Americans is at its lowest levels in generations, and stereotyping and prejudice have become substitutes for knowing and understanding one another as individuals.

‘You Don’t Have to Wear a Military Uniform to Serve Your Country’ via The Atlantic
From Our Board Chair, Gen. Stan McChrystal

Celebrating America by Serving America

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Celebrating America by Serving America
Celebrating America by Serving America

Bipartisan Leaders Endorse Service Year Challenge to Presidential Candidates

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Bipartisan Leaders Endorse Service Year Challenge to Presidential Candidates
Bipartisan Leaders Endorse Service Year Challenge to Presidential Candidates

Dorothy McAuliffe and John Bridgeland: Once again, a model for the nation

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Dorothy McAuliffe and John Bridgeland: Once again, a model for the nation
Dorothy McAuliffe and John Bridgeland: Once again, a model for the nation

Dorothy McAuliffe Joins Leaders of Virginia’s Higher Education Institutions to Recognize VA’s Compact on National Service

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Dorothy McAuliffe Joins Leaders of Virginia’s Higher Education Institutions to Recognize VA’s Compact on National Servic
Dorothy McAuliffe Joins Leaders of Virginia’s Higher Education Institutions to Recognize VA’s Compact on National Service

Why Malia Obama's College Decision Might Make You Think Twice About a Gap Year via ATTN

Malia Obama is charting her own path.

The White House quietly announced this week that she will be attending Harvard University — but not until the fall of 2017. Why the wait?

Why Malia Obama's College Decision Might Make You Think Twice About a Gap Year via ATTN
Why Malia Obama's College Decision Might Make You Think Twice About a Gap Year via ATTN

Service Year Opportunities and the Public Purposes of Higher Education

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Service Year Opportunities and the Public Purposes of Higher Education
Service Year Opportunities and the Public Purposes of Higher Education
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