For too long, the burden of our collective freedom and civic responsibility has been carried by the few. The college affordability crisis has left too many students with debt that they’re struggling to repay. Millions of young people are out of work, their talents untapped. Communities across the country face significant unmet challenges including education inequity, disaster relief, aging populations, and substance abuse issues. And, Americans are more polarized than at any other moment in history.
Imagine a future in which young people earn college tuition by addressing our communities’ greatest challenges — where they are empowered to shape their own destinies regardless of zip code. Imagine a future in which empathy trumps apathy and participation and problem-solving outmatch indifference. Imagine a shared experience far stronger than anything that may seek to divide us.
Serve America Together is a campaign to make national service part of growing up in America. Led by a bipartisan cohort of prominent Americans and a groundbreaking coalition of civilian and military service organizations, the campaign is working to:
- Elevate national service as a key issue in the 2020 presidential election;
- Enact federal universal national service legislation; and,
- Advance policies that make national service a common expectation and opportunity for every young American.