This toolkit highlights information and resources on Service Year Alliance for members of the media. Reporters should contact our press team at [email protected] for more information about Service Year Alliance or to schedule an interview.
About Service Year Alliance
Service Year Alliance is working to make a year of paid, full-time service — a service year — a common expectation and opportunity for all young Americans. A service year before, during, or after college gives young people the chance to transform their lives, make an impact in their community, and become the active citizens and leaders our nation needs. Expanding service years has the power to revitalize cities, uplift and educate children at risk, and empower communities struggling with poverty.
What is a service year?
A service year is a paid opportunity to develop real-world skills through hands-on service. This life-changing experience is a chance to impact the lives of others and drive change in communities. When funded by the federal government, service year programs are often referred to as “national service” programs.
What is national service?
National service refers to federally funded service year programs including AmeriCorps, the Peace Corps, and YouthBuild.
Service Year Photos for Media Use
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