Service Year Alliance is an organization relentlessly pursuing a bold vision — making a year of service a common expectation and opportunity for all young Americans as a way to tackle important challenges while transforming their own lives.
Our strategic plan covers four years (2016-2019), with two overarching goals:
- Grow service years from 65,000 positions each year to 100,000; and
- Create the conditions for large-scale, long-term growth.
Service Year Alliance is building a three-part infrastructure necessary to meet those two objectives:
- Catalyze supply of service years
- Build awareness and demand among young people
- Unlock more funding from public and private sources
Growth with quality and impact
Service Year Alliance is only focused on growth that delivers a two-fold impact: measurably addressing defined needs in communities and changing the lives of those who serve. We are doing this by pursuing growth in specific areas to address specific challenges; developing issue-area growth cohorts; and writing public policy aligned around defined challenges.
Service Year Exchange
Build a state-of-the-art online marketplace and resource hub
National Recruitment, Awareness, and Corps Member Support
Inspire a generation and reward their service
Issue and Place Growth
Expand service years in targeted ways
Policy and Advocacy
Support a Washington, DC operation, grassroots movement, and alliance of influential Americans