Hi Cameron --
Is it just me, or does January always seem to last forever? The holidays are over, you’re working away at your new year’s resolutions (or not, no judgement!), and the winter nights are cold and long.
But January also gives us time to think about what we want for the new year. Maybe it's time for a career change or your thinking about going back to school. With MLK Day just behind us, you might be reminiscing about your service year (or reflecting on your current service) and wondering how to re-engage.
Our goal for 2019 - and always - is to support service year corps members and alums in all these areas: career, education, service, and life. We’re starting the year strong with new resources, guides, and events (see below!), and we’re looking forward everything else we have planned this year for you!
All the best,
Manager, Career and Education Pathways
New Year, New Job? - Join our Virtual Career Fair!
2019 is the year for big career moves!
If you're thinking about your next career step, make your first stop the Service Year Alliance Virtual Career Fair on February 15th from 2-4pm ET! It's easy (and FREE!) to join -- just sign on from your computer or phone to have one-on-one conversations with employers who value the service year experience. A ten minute conversation could get your resume to the top of the pile!
Register today to join TODAY!!
Thrive With Our New Guide!
Check out our new guide with tips and tricks to make your service year - and your life - better than ever. We have ideas for stress management, goal setting, free or cheap continued learning, and more! Let us help with you with those #newyearsresolutions!
Check out @MLKDay to see some awesome things service year members and alums did on this past Monday for #MLK #DayOn.
Here’s a snapshot from our friends at Reading Partners Sacramento and their service on #MLKDay:
Check out other service and tweets from the day from AmeriCorps, Edu-Futuro, and Rhode Island CNCS.
Service Year + Tech: Sign up now!
Don’t miss out on our new program connecting members and alums with tech careers! Sign up here to be part of the network. This month, we’ll be putting on two events for Service+Tech Network members, including an opportunity to attend exclusive online events and hear from service year alumni working at companies like Microsoft, Facebook, and more, and a chance to learn about how you can get a graduate degree in computer science, even with no prior background. Sign up today - it’s totally free! - at ServicePlusTech.org.
Learn More for the Job Hunt with Burning Glass
Have you seen our new study with Burning Glass Technologies proving that service year alumni have better outcomes than their peers when it comes to career trajectories? Um, yes, FACT.
The exciting results around the service year experience included increases in education completion, skills attainment, and income growth for alumni of service year programs. Check out the study, and share these fun facts with your peers. Spread the word by sharing posts with your favorite graphic included!
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Next Session of “National Service and American Democracy” Course from ASU
Service Year Alliance has partnered with Arizona State University to create an online class about the history and current state of service and civic engagement in America and how service can be part of many different career pathways. This class is available to audit, take for a certificate, or even upgrade to receive college credit! The next session of the course will be offered from March 12th to April 26th. Enroll by March 9th! Read more here.
In Memoriam: Harris Wofford (1926 - 2019)
It is with great sadness Service Year Alliance acknowledges the passing of a national service champion, former Senator Harris Wofford. Harris will be remembered for his extraordinary public service — marching alongside Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., advising President Kennedy on civil rights, leading two colleges, and serving in the United States Senate. Importantly, as a founder of the Peace Corps, AmeriCorps, and MLK Day of Service, Harris helped make it possible for millions of Americans to serve their country, changing countless lives. Read our full statement on the passing of Senator Harris Wofford. Below are articles, posts, and videos that highlight the impact Harris had on national service, our communities, and our country.
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Tax Season is the Worst, BUT this might make it better!
Worried about filing your taxes this year? Don’t fret! You can maximize your money by filing for FREE with MyFreeTaxes.com, a service brought to you by H&R Block and United Way. Anyone with total household earnings less than $66k in 2018 is eligible to use this service. (Yeah, we WISH our service stipends came close to that….)