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Serve America Act

A Year of Service for All Americans

Rabbi Shmuly Yanklowitz | Posted 09.09.2014 | Religion
Rabbi Shmuly Yanklowitz

Public service needs to be a fundamental aspect of American life. To achieve this, a norm of at least a year of public service should be standardized.

This Denim Jacket Is TERRIBLE ... And It Could Be Yours!

HuffPost Live | John Stephens | Posted 07.17.2013 | HuffPost Live 321

In 2012 a record number of Americans applied to serve their country, but 500,000 applicants to AmeriCorps were turned away because funding for the Ser...

A Nation of Selfless Service

Ken Harbaugh | Posted 06.23.2013 | Impact
Ken Harbaugh

Imagine what we could accomplish if an army of Americans spent the next year serving in our schools, our hospitals, our communities struggling with poverty or disaster.

Too Many Volunteers And Not Enough Opportunities

Michael Brown | Posted 04.26.2012 | Impact
Michael Brown

A record-breaking number of young people are raising their hands to serve. Unfortunately, the overwhelming majority are being turned away.

Fully Fund AmeriCorps to Support Veterans and Military Families

Aaron Marquez | Posted 07.31.2011 | Impact
Aaron Marquez

Despite the vision for a Veterans Corps, we have not moved aggressively enough to develop these types of programs. The primary challenge has been the uncertainty of Americorps funding.

Service: More Important than Ever

Greg Propper | Posted 06.21.2011 | Impact
Greg Propper

With concern over the size of the national debt, leaders of both parties are telling us to expect shared sacrifice. Now is the time to expand national service, not scale back our ambitions.

AmeriCorps Faces Budget Cuts At Height Of Civilian Enrollment

Aaron Marquez | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Aaron Marquez

The Millennial Generation is ready to serve. But despite champions on both sides of the aisle in Congress, national service programs can't compete with powerful special interests groups.

Meeting the Dropout Challenge

John Bridgeland | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
John Bridgeland

It is this process of discovery that will propel our efforts to ensure all students get the education they deserve -- and help the nation compete in the global economy.

Bolstering the Economy by Serving the Common Good

Alan Khazei | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Alan Khazei

The bipartisan Edward M. Kennedy Serve America Act, signed into law on April 21, 2009, has put more Americans into productive work during the Great Recession.

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.

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.

Ted Kennedy, Public Service and Our Collective Charge

Lauren Melcher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lauren Melcher

Today, as we remember the youngest Kennedy brother's life and achievements, I'm renewing my pledge to support the Serve America Act.

United We Serve ... in Chicago

Margot Pritzker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Margot Pritzker

I accept President Obama's Unite We Serve challenge - will you?

Youthful Idealism and Boomer Resignation: Two Sides of the Same Coin

Jim Selman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jim Selman

There was a wonderful article in USA Today by our new First Lady extolling the importance of 'youthful idealism' in these uncertain times. I couldn't ...

A Time to Serve

David D. Burstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David D. Burstein

In these troubled economic times, with a record government deficit, those engaging in service are more needed than ever. Service can fill the holes that government simply cannot.

What It's Like When President Obama Signs the Landmark "Serve America" Bill at Your School (My Day Today!)

Dan Brown | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dan Brown

The Edward M. Kennedy Serve America Act will recruit more quality teachers to schools like mine, more health-care workers in low-income areas, and more supporters for veterans, just as a start.

A New Patriotism

Alan Khazei | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Alan Khazei

Today, President Obama will sign the Edward M. Kennedy Serve America Act, the largest expansion of civilian service since the Depression Era Civilian Conservation Corps.

Michelle Obama Essay On The Spirit Of Giving: "We Need...To Lift Up Our Fellow Americans"

USA Today / Huffington Post | Verena von Pfetten | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

In an exclusive essay for USA Today, Michelle Obama extols the importance of giving -- especially in these trying times. She writes, "When so many peo...

The Next Generation of National Service

Sen. Edward M. Kennedy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sen. Edward M. Kennedy

Americans are looking for new ways to serve their communities and give back to their country. Today's hearing on service will enable us to learn of new ways to provide those opportunities to serve.

Darkening Clouds... Silver Lining?

Arianna Huffington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Arianna Huffington

While we are trying to move the economy to full capacity, we also need to make sure that our communities are operating at full capacity. Our full capacity of giving. Our full capacity of service. Our full capacity of compassion. As America's Misery Index soars, so must our Empathy Index.