Statement In Response To Trump Administration’s Proposal To Eliminate National Service In The FY20 Budget | The Administration has missed yet another opportunity to bring the country together and call a generation to service.
The Administration has missed yet another opportunity to bring the country together
and call a generation to service.
WASHINGTON, DC (March 12, 2019) – “We are deeply concerned that, for the third year in a row, President Trump has proposed eliminating the Corporation for National and Community Service, the federal agency that oversees AmeriCorps”, says Shirley Sagawa, CEO of Service Year Alliance. “The Peace Corps and YouthBuild are also on the chopping block, with proposed cuts of $14 million and $5 million, respectively. Unfortunately, the Administration has missed yet another opportunity to bring the country together and call a generation to service. The proposed cuts ignore the powerful impact that national service has in communities across the country and the long history of bipartisan support.”
Service Year Alliance CEO Shirley Sagawa To Step Down In The Summer | Sagawa to continue as adviser to organization
WASHINGTON, DC (January 30, 2019) – Service Year Alliance, a nonprofit with the mission to make a year of service a common expectation and opportunity for all young Americans, announced that its CEO Shirley Sagawa will step down from her role this summer.
Sagawa: “As Service Year Alliance embarks on its fourth year, we are proud of our achievements. We have adopted a new business plan; begun work on a campaign aimed at the Presidential election; held a successful summit on opportunity youth to launch our work on equity and inclusion; built the capacity of ServiceYear.org and our program resources; acquired AmeriCorps Alums; and assembled a high quality team of staff, board members, and volunteers. Now seems like the right time to pave the way for the Service Year Alliance's next leader. I have worked closely with our Board of Directors and Leadership Team to craft a strong succession plan.”
Appalachian Kentucky Service Year Impact Community Initiative Receives $150,000 Grant | From National Nonprofit StriveTogether to Improve Results at Major Milestones for Kids
Appalachian Kentucky Service Year Impact Community initiative is one of 21 cradle-to-career partnerships that will advance equity and spread bold strategies to help children and families access opportunity and move up the economic ladder.
BEREA, KENTUCKY — Partners for Education at Berea College, a place-based organization dedicated to ensuring all Appalachian students succeed, has received $150,000 from StriveTogether, a national nonprofit working to bring communities together around data to make decisions and improve results for kids. The Appalachian Kentucky Service Year Impact Community initiative will use its grant award to implement a service year model in rural areas to improve educational outcomes and reduce disparity gaps in southeastern Kentucky.Read more
A Unique Opportunity To Bridge The Civilian-Military Divide | Service Year Alliance Response To The National’s Commission On Military, National and Public Service Interim Report
“We believe the Commission’s mission to foster a greater ethos of military, national, and public service to strengthen American democracy presents a unique opportunity to bridge the civilian-military divide”, said Shirley Sagawa, CEO of Service Year Alliance.
Remembering Harris Wofford | 1926 - 2019
Senator Harris Wofford will be remembered for his extraordinary public service — marching alongside Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., advising President Kennedy on civil rights, leading two colleges, and serving in the Senate. In fact, his own record of service in and outside of government makes it easy to overlook one of his most important legacies: calling other Americans to serveRead more
Service Year Alliance Launches Service+Tech to Increase Underrepresented Groups in Technology | Developed with the support of Schmidt Futures. Cisco and SAP are founding sponsors.
WASHINGTON, DC (December 11, 2018) – Service Year Alliance announced today the launch of Service+Tech, an initiative aimed at increasing diversity within the technology industry and equipping the next generation of civic and political leaders with entrepreneurial and technical skills.
Service+Tech was developed with the support of Schmidt Futures, a venture facility for public benefit founded by Eric and Wendy Schmidt. Cisco and SAP have also signed on as founding sponsors.Read more
THE HILL: ‘Opportunity youth’ want to work. National service can make that possible.
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Service Year Alliance Holds First-Ever Opportunity Youth Summit
WASHINGTON, DC (December 3, 2018) – Today, Service Year Alliance convened more than one hundred policy makers, thought leaders, service year employers, and opportunity youth at Busboys and Poets in the Brookland neighborhood of Washington, DC for the first-ever Service Year + Opportunity Youth Summit.
Opportunity youth, sometimes referred to as disconnected youth, comprise nearly five million American youth aged 16 – 24 who are neither in school nor employed. The Summit highlighted the role service years play in upskilling and creating career pathways, credentials, and social capital for opportunity youth.Read more
Military Times: Why vets should keep serving the country after separating from the military
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Service Year Alliance: Congress’s 2018 spending deal is a step forward for national service
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Congress’s 2018 spending deal is a step forward for national service
Congress’s FY18 omnibus spending bill increases funding for the Corporation for National and Community Service by $34M
WASHINGTON, DC (March 22, 2018) – “Over a year ago, national service and AmeriCorps faced elimination in the President’s FY18 budget proposal. In response, tens of thousands of national service advocates refused to accept this proposal and came together to make their voices heard — sending emails, making calls, signing petitions, dressing up as dinosaurs at the Capitol, and taking action in local communities across the country,” said Shirley Sagawa, CEO of Service Year Alliance. “Late last night, all of this hard work paid off when Congress released the text of their FY18 omnibus spending bill which increases funding for the Corporation for National and Community Service by $34M, increases funding for YouthBuild by $5M, and level funds the Peace Corps. Together with the national service field, we won a hard fought battle and successfully turned elimination into expansion.”Read more