FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
New York, NY & Washington, DC – July 26, 2016 – Service Year Alliance (“Alliance”) and Matt Ronen, CEO of New York-based Service Year, Inc., jointly announce their agreement that Service Year Alliance will exclusively own and use the Service Year name. Mr. Ronen will be joining and collaborating with the Alliance and serving on Service Year Alliance’s Leadership Council. In addition to serving in this critical and new role at Service Year Alliance, Mr. Ronen will continue his work and leadership in this field. He recently launched a new organization, ServiceCorps, to take over and expand upon his work in this important space. Service Year Alliance will be launching its own redesigned website later this month.
The parties look forward to working together and pursuing the mutually beneficial opportunities for growth and success that their collaboration allows. This announcement can be found at https://serviceyr.org/about/ and http://www.servicecorps.org/press-releases/ and shall be included in the permanent history of Service Year Alliance which will be available on the new Alliance website.
About Matt Ronen
Matt Ronen is a combat veteran, artist, and social entrepreneur. He founded his national service organization in 2013 with a vision inspired by the life of Anne Frank and based on Israeli civilian national service. Since founding his business, Mr. Ronen has won the backing of Fortune 500 companies and nonprofit and public sector leaders. Mr. Ronen’s new organization, ServiceCorps, will build on his early success with a mission to build and mobilize a lifelong community of courageous leaders collaborating to advance justice and opportunity for all. ServiceCorps launched its inaugural fellowship class earlier this year.
About Service Year Alliance
Service Year Alliance is nonprofit organization committed to making a year of full-time service — a service year — a common expectation and opportunity for young Americans of all backgrounds. Expanding service years has the power to address our country’s most pressing challenges, change the lives of those who serve, and unite our nation. Service Year Alliance is the result of the merger of the Franklin Project, ServiceNation, and the Service Year Exchange, and is a joint venture between Be The Change, Inc. and The Aspen Institute.