Service Year Alliance
What We Do

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.

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How are we making a service year a common expectation and opportunity for all young Americans?

 

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“Over the next generation, we will need to come together to solve some big problems. We’ll only do that if we have citizens who are well-versed in working together across all the lines that divide us. A system of voluntary universal national service is an opportunity to shape Americans today so we can come together to solve big problems tomorrow. I believe that the next step in the American experiment is the expectation of a year or more of service.”

-General (Ret.) Stan McChrystal, Chairperson, Service Year Alliance

Service Year Alliance Goals

Our strategic plan covers four years (2016-2019), with two overarching goals:

  1. Grow service years from 65,000 positions each year to 100,000; and
  2. Create the conditions for large-scale, long-term growth.

Service Year Alliance is building a three-part infrastructure necessary to meet those two goals:

  • Catalyze supply of service years
  • Build awareness and demand among young people
  • Unlock more funding from public and private sources

Download our 4-year strategic plan and progress report

Download Service Year Alliance's 2-Pager


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.


Our Strategies

 

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ServiceYear.org 
Build a state-of-the-art online marketplace and resource hub

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National Recruitment, Awareness, and Corps Member Support
Inspire a generation and reward their service

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Issue and Place Growth
Expand service years in targeted ways

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Policy and Advocacy
Support a Washington, DC operation, grassroots movement, and alliance of influential Americans

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