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.



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 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

What We Do
What We Do
Together we have the potential to make a #serviceyear a common expectation and opportunity for all