Kenvin's Story | His service year put him on a pathway to college
We’re thrilled to be able to share the story of Kenvin Lacayo, who took his future into his own hands and seized an opportunity to transform his life.
Kenvin was unsure of his options after high school. Fortunately, he was introduced to a service year at The Literacy Lab’s Leading Men Fellowship, an experience that shaped his future. His service year allowed him to help others and make an impact in his community — all while paving a pathway to higher education.Read more
Xavier's Story | He found a sense of direction through a service year
We’re thrilled to be able to share the story of Xavier Jennings, who took his future into his own hands and seized an opportunity to transform his life.
Xavier had faced an uncertain future, going to six different high schools before he dropped out. Fortunately, he was introduced to a service year at Mile High Youth Corps’ YouthBuild, an experience that shaped his future. His service year allowed him to help others and make an impact in his community — all while paving a pathway to higher education.Read more
Top 7 Moments for Service Years in 2017
2017 was a big year for service years in America.
We took some time to reflect on the top moments in this video. Onto 2018!
Employers Value Service Years | Farmers Insurance leading the way in valuing service years
Farmers Insurance is part of Employers for National Service - an initiative that connects AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other service year alumni with employers from the private, public and nonprofit sectors. More than 500 employers are now a part of the program, which gives national service alumni additional opportunities to apply their skills in the workplace.Read more
Developing Grit Through a Service Year
Meg Garlinghouse, a Returned Peace Corps Volunteer and the Head of Social Impact at LinkedIn, spoke to service year corps members about the critical skills they will develop during their year of service and why employers value their service year experience.Read more
Meghan's adventure of advocating for national service
On October 3rd, Meghan and four other AmeriCorps alums advocated for national service on Capitol Hill with Service Year Alliance. They met with congressional staffers with two goals in mind: to share our service stories -- particularly as they related to disaster relief efforts -- and ask members of Congress to make the AmeriCorps education award tax-free. Read what she had to say about her experience!Read more
Corey's Story | A service year before medical school with Public Allies to gain real-world experience.
Meet Charles | From Student-Athlete to Law Enforcement to Environmental Educator
Charles Johnson was a student athlete in college with the goal of one day working in law enforcement. After an internship with the Richmond Police Department, Charles decided that law enforcement would not be the best way for him to make an impact. He completed two service years and found the passion to open his own business educating at-risk youth about the environment around them.
Green City Force: Empowering Young People Through a Service Year
In New York City’s most high-crime neighborhoods, service year corps members with Green City Force are teaching their neighbors environmental sustainability practices — all the while learning essential job skills for the workforce. We teamed up with NationSwell to tell the story.
WATCH: Good News from Flint, Michigan
When a state of emergency was declared due to lead in the main water supply of Flint, Mich., service year corps members were already on the ground. Now, they’re key to the community’s long-term recovery effort.