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Edward M Kennedy Serve America Act

Making Government Smarter

Alex Wirth | Posted 11.22.2014 | Impact
Alex Wirth

Both The Social Innovation Fund and Social Impact Bonds view government not as a problem but as a convener leveraging outside resources, momentum, and energy to catalyze positive social change for America. Local and State governments should capitalize on these social financing mechanisms to solve their biggest challenges.

National Service Not Military Service

Ed Crego, George Muñoz and Frank Islam | Posted 04.27.2013 | Politics
Ed Crego, George Muñoz and Frank Islam

We are indeed at a pivot point for the "success or failure of our great experiment" in government." Schools and families must play an essential role in building citizenship and the character of the nation. So too should national service.

Leave No Young Adult Behind

Paul Schmitz | Posted 08.08.2012 | Impact
Paul Schmitz

We need to provide opportunities for both those coming from our campuses and coming from our communities. There are solutions that cost tens of billions less than inaction.

Bringing President George H. W. Bush's Points of Light Vision to Life

Michelle Nunn | Posted 05.21.2012 | Impact
Michelle Nunn

Underlying the sweeping reforms and essential institutional responses to disaster, to poverty and to all forms of need has been the one reliable but often unheralded individual volunteer.

A New Era Of Impact Volunteering

Michelle Nunn | Posted 05.19.2012 | Impact
Michelle Nunn

It is not often that presidents share a legacy. More typically, the history books and the leaders themselves prefer a unique stamp, a signature achiev...

The Nation's Civic Health? Could be Better, Could be Worse

Jane Wales | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Jane Wales

The world, and the way people engage with it, is changing, and so certainly, measurement needs to reflect that.

Hitting the Trifecta: The Volunteer Generation Fund, a Winning Federal Investment

Michelle Nunn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Michelle Nunn

Federal policy-makers need look no further than the Volunteer Generation Fund for the perfect trifecta: low cost, proven effectiveness and return on investment.

Strengthening America Through Service

Patrick Corvington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Patrick Corvington

One year ago today, President Obama signed the Edward M. Kennedy Serve America Act, and with it ushered in the most sweeping expansion of national service in a generation.

The Heroes Who Choose to Do More Than Show Up

Michelle Nunn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Michelle Nunn

April 18-24 is National Volunteer Week, an apt occasion to pause and celebrate the millions of Americans who have seen the needs in their communities and asked, "what can I do to help?"

Putting Tens of Thousands of Americans Into Service

Greg Propper | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Greg Propper

The Serve America Act is putting tens of thousands of Americans into service, gaining skills that will help those who are unemployed re-enter the workplace.