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Service Year Alliance CEO Shirley Sagawa To Step Down In The Summer | Sagawa to continue as adviser to organization

WASHINGTON, DC (January 30, 2019) – Service Year Alliance, a nonprofit with the mission to make a year of service a common expectation and opportunity for all young Americans, announced that its CEO Shirley Sagawa will step down from her role this summer.

 

Sagawa: “As Service Year Alliance embarks on its fourth year, we are proud of our achievements. We have adopted a new business plan; begun work on a campaign aimed at the Presidential election; held a successful summit on opportunity youth to launch our work on equity and inclusion; built the capacity of ServiceYear.org and our program resources; acquired AmeriCorps Alums; and assembled a high quality team of staff, board members, and volunteers. Now seems like the right time to pave the way for the Service Year Alliance's next leader. I have worked closely with our Board of Directors and Leadership Team to craft a strong succession plan.”

 

Service Year Alliance CEO Shirley Sagawa To Step Down In The Summer | Sagawa to continue as adviser to organization
Service Year Alliance CEO Shirley Sagawa To Step Down In The Summer | Sagawa to continue as adviser to organization

Appalachian Kentucky Service Year Impact Community Initiative Receives $150,000 Grant | From National Nonprofit StriveTogether to Improve Results at Major Milestones for Kids

Appalachian Kentucky Service Year Impact Community initiative is one of 21 cradle-to-career partnerships that will advance equity and spread bold strategies to help children and families access opportunity and move up the economic ladder.

BEREA, KENTUCKY — Partners for Education at Berea College, a place-based organization dedicated to ensuring all Appalachian students succeed, has received $150,000 from StriveTogether, a national nonprofit working to bring communities together around data to make decisions and improve results for kids. The Appalachian Kentucky Service Year Impact Community initiative will use its grant award to implement a service year model in rural areas to improve educational outcomes and reduce disparity gaps in southeastern Kentucky.

Appalachian Kentucky Service Year Impact Community Initiative Receives $150,000 Grant | From National Nonprofit StriveTogether to Improve Results at Major Milestones for Kids
Appalachian Kentucky Service Year Impact Community Initiative Receives $150,000 Grant | From National Nonprofit StriveTogether to Improve Results at Major Milestones for Kids

A Unique Opportunity To Bridge The Civilian-Military Divide | Service Year Alliance Response To The National’s Commission On Military, National and Public Service Interim Report

“We believe the Commission’s mission to foster a greater ethos of military, national, and public service to strengthen American democracy presents a unique opportunity to bridge the civilian-military divide”, said Shirley Sagawa, CEO of Service Year Alliance.



A Unique Opportunity To Bridge The Civilian-Military Divide! | Service Year Alliance Response To The National’s Commission On Military, National and Public Service Interim Report
A Unique Opportunity To Bridge The Civilian-Military Divide | Service Year Alliance Response To The National’s Commission On Military, National and Public Service Interim Report

Remembering Harris Wofford | 1926 - 2019

Senator Harris Wofford 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 Senate. In fact, his own record of service in and outside of government makes it easy to overlook one of his most important legacies: calling other Americans to serve

Remembering Harris Wofford | 1926 - 2019
Remembering Harris Wofford | 1926 - 2019

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.

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.
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.

THE HILL: ‘Opportunity youth’ want to work. National service can make that possible.

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THE HILL: ‘Opportunity youth’ want to work. National service can make that possible.
THE HILL: ‘Opportunity youth’ want to work. National service can make that possible.

Service Year Alliance Holds First-Ever Opportunity Youth Summit

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.

Service Year Alliance Holds First-Ever Opportunity Youth Summit
Service Year Alliance Holds First-Ever Opportunity Youth Summit

Kenvin's service year put him on a pathway to college

We’re thrilled to be able to share the story of Kenvin Lacayo, who took his future into his own hands and seized an opportunity to transform his life.

Kenvin was unsure of his options after high school. Fortunately, he was introduced to a service year at The Literacy Lab’s Leading Men Fellowship, an experience that shaped his future. His service year allowed him to help others and make an impact in his community — all while paving a pathway to higher education.

Kenvin's service year put him on a pathway to college
Kenvin's service year put him on a pathway to college

Xavier found a sense of direction through a service year

We’re thrilled to be able to share the story of Xavier Jennings, who took his future into his own hands and seized an opportunity to transform his life.

Xavier had faced an uncertain future, going to six different high schools before he dropped out. Fortunately, he was introduced to a service year at Mile High Youth Corps’ YouthBuild, an experience that shaped his future. His service year allowed him to help others and make an impact in his community — all while paving a pathway to higher education.

Xavier found a sense of direction through a service year
Xavier found a sense of direction through a service year

Military Times: Why vets should keep serving the country after separating from the military

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Military Times: Why vets should keep serving the country after separating from the military
Military Times: Why vets should keep serving the country after separating from the military
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