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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

Three Organizations Merge; Announce Service Year Alliance

Service Year Alliance

Today, three organizations — ServiceNation, the Franklin Project, and the Service Year Exchange — officially announced their merger, forming Service Year Alliance, an organization aiming to make a year of paid, full-time service — a service year — a common expectation and opportunity for all young Americans. Service Year Alliance’s vision is simple but ambitious: every year, one million young Americans engage in a service year, solving important problems while transforming their own lives.

Big news! 3 Organizations Merge; Announce @ServiceYr to make a #serviceyear a common expectation & opportunity for all!
Three Organizations Merge; Announce Service Year Alliance

Details about our new strategy & how we’re different from past efforts

As we launch our new, merged organization we thought it would be helpful to give some details about how Service Year Alliance came to be and our strategic direction.  For those who want to get into the weeds a bit, this post is for you.

Details about our new strategy & how we’re different from past efforts
Details about our new strategy & how we’re different from past efforts

Service Year Alliance + Draper Richards Kaplan Foundation

DRK Foundation

As Service Year Alliance launches, we are very proud and honored to announce we were accepted into the portfolio of the Draper Richards Kaplan Foundation.

Draper Richards Kaplan Foundation is a venture philanthropy firm, which has invested in major social sector players like Kiva, The Mission Continues, IDEO.org, One Acre Fund, Taproot Foundation, and many more.

.@ServiceYr joins @DRKFoundation’s portfolio! Learn more about our work to make a #serviceyear a common opportunity:
Service Year Alliance + Draper Richards Kaplan Foundation

Service Year Alliance Partners with the Corporation for National and Community Service

Service Year Alliance strives to grow service years in America, expanding from 65,000 opportunities today to 100,000 by 2019, and 1 million within a generation. We are proud to partner with the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) — a federal agency that places more than 80,000 AmeriCorps members in 15,000 locations across the country — to boost the recruitment of young people to serve in AmeriCorps.

Service Year Alliance Partners with the Corporation for National and Community Service
Service Year Alliance Partners with the Corporation for National and Community Service

The Hill: Uniting a divided nation

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The Hill: Uniting a divided nation
The Hill: Uniting a divided nation

5 Reasons Service Year Corps Members Make Back to School Fun

Summer is coming to an end and it’s almost time to head back to school! This means shopping for school supplies, choosing out an outfit for the first day of school and getting organized before heading back to class — not exactly what we had in mind for our last week of summer vacation!

5 Reasons Service Year Corps Members Make Back to School Fun
5 Reasons Service Year Corps Members Make Back to School Fun
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Together we have the potential to make a #serviceyear a common expectation and opportunity for all