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Service Year

How National Service Can Help Communities And Build A Stronger Workforce

Tae Yoo | Posted 12.09.2014 | Impact
Tae Yoo

Young Americans today are facing the crisis of unraveling traditional communities and social structures. In fact, 1 million students drop out of school each year, and 17 percent of youth aged 16 to 24 are out of school and work.

As a Team Leader in FEMA Corps, I Helped Educate Youth Before the Next Superstorm

Thomas Trapane | Posted 12.06.2014 | Impact
Thomas Trapane

It cannot possibly get any better than this. I had no idea that I would spend the entire year in AmeriCorps with the same nine people, doing these great things in the name of service.

Made in AmeriCorps

Mary E. Bruce | Posted 11.12.2014 | Impact
Mary E. Bruce

AmeriCorps members don't take the easy road. We break tradition, and our parents' expectations, by taking a year on (it's not a year off). We serve, even if it's not the cool thing to do. We serve when it's hard -- probably because it's hard.

National Service Is the Proper Response to National Emergency

Jason Mangone | Posted 11.11.2014 | Impact
Jason Mangone

Prior to 9/11, our reaction to national emergency had been national service. Regrettably, the reaction to our last great national emergency has been a decade-plus of war devoid of any collective responsibility as citizens.

The Post-Partisan Future of National Service

Steven Olikara | Posted 11.10.2014 | Impact
Steven Olikara

Millennial social entrepreneurs, impact investors, and policymakers are forging a different path forward on national service, creating a new space for "post-partisanship" -- that is, instead of left or right, the best of both worlds.

National Service and National Resilience

Michèle Flournoy | Posted 11.09.2014 | Impact
Michèle Flournoy

Today, less than 1 percent serve in the U.S. military. Expanding national service to include more civilian service opportunities would increase the number of Americans who experience putting a mission first and sacrificing for the greater good.

Reflections on 9/11: Faced With Adversity, I Will Persevere

Roger Wong | Posted 11.08.2014 | Impact
Roger Wong

It's impossible to forget the moment when I realized finding myself was less about finding a career, and actually about discovering my purpose. For me, that moment was on September 11, 2001.

The One Thing the Class of 2014 Needs to Hear Before Graduating

Zach Maurin | Posted 08.06.2014 | Impact
Zach Maurin

Cliches don't help careers or shape character. Real concrete opportunities do. National service -- a "service year" -- is one opportunity that every young person needs to hear about.

The Quiet Work of Ethel Kennedy

John Bridgeland | Posted 07.30.2014 | Impact
John Bridgeland

The quiet work of Ethel Kennedy lives on in the hundreds of young people she has helped find a better life.

Serving Through Sports: My Universal Language

The Franklin Project | Posted 07.15.2014 | Impact
The Franklin Project

One year, one life completely changed, sculpted, molded...A year of service on the front lines, yet deep in the heart of an unknown country; full of dense jungle and far more pain, bravery, and grit then I will probably ever know.

PHOTOS: Hollywood Pays Tribute To 'Year Of Service' Program

The Huffington Post | Anna Almendrala | Posted 06.25.2011 | Los Angeles

Even though City Year Los Angeles, an educational non-profit, was founded in 2007, they just held their first fundraising dinner last Saturday. For th...