Service Year Alliance Launches Service+Tech to Increase Underrepresented Groups in Technology | Developed with the support of Schmidt Futures. Cisco and SAP are founding sponsors.
WASHINGTON, DC (December 11, 2018) – Service Year Alliance announced today the launch of Service+Tech, an initiative aimed at increasing diversity within the technology industry and equipping the next generation of civic and political leaders with entrepreneurial and technical skills.
Service+Tech was developed with the support of Schmidt Futures, a venture facility for public benefit founded by Eric and Wendy Schmidt. Cisco and SAP have also signed on as founding sponsors.Read more
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WASHINGTON, DC (December 3, 2018) – Today, Service Year Alliance convened more than one hundred policy makers, thought leaders, service year employers, and opportunity youth at Busboys and Poets in the Brookland neighborhood of Washington, DC for the first-ever Service Year + Opportunity Youth Summit.
Opportunity youth, sometimes referred to as disconnected youth, comprise nearly five million American youth aged 16 – 24 who are neither in school nor employed. The Summit highlighted the role service years play in upskilling and creating career pathways, credentials, and social capital for opportunity youth.Read more
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Congress’s 2018 spending deal is a step forward for national service
Congress’s FY18 omnibus spending bill increases funding for the Corporation for National and Community Service by $34M
WASHINGTON, DC (March 22, 2018) – “Over a year ago, national service and AmeriCorps faced elimination in the President’s FY18 budget proposal. In response, tens of thousands of national service advocates refused to accept this proposal and came together to make their voices heard — sending emails, making calls, signing petitions, dressing up as dinosaurs at the Capitol, and taking action in local communities across the country,” said Shirley Sagawa, CEO of Service Year Alliance. “Late last night, all of this hard work paid off when Congress released the text of their FY18 omnibus spending bill which increases funding for the Corporation for National and Community Service by $34M, increases funding for YouthBuild by $5M, and level funds the Peace Corps. Together with the national service field, we won a hard fought battle and successfully turned elimination into expansion.”Read more
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Wednesday, March 14, 2018
Service Year Alliance and Points of Light Agree to Transfer of AmeriCorps Alums
AmeriCorps Alums joins Service Year Alliance to boost service year field in innovative agreement with sector partner Points of Light
WASHINGTON, DC (March 14, 2018) – Today, in an effort to boost the service year field and advance shared missions, Service Year Alliance officially acquired AmeriCorps Alums from Points of Light. AmeriCorps Alums, which had been an enterprise of Points of Light since 2005, is the only national network that connects the over one million alumni of all AmeriCorps programs to resources that support their lifetime of service.Read more
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