How are we making a service year a common expectation and opportunity for all young Americans?
“Over the next generation, we will need to come together to solve some big problems. We’ll only do that if we have citizens who are well-versed in working together across all the lines that divide us. A system of voluntary universal national service is an opportunity to shape Americans today so we can come together to solve big problems tomorrow. I believe that the next step in the American experiment is the expectation of a year or more of service.”
-General (Ret.) Stan McChrystal, Chairperson, Service Year Alliance
Our strategic plan covers four years (2016-2019), with two overarching goals:
Service Year Alliance is building a three-part infrastructure necessary to meet those two goals:
Service Year Alliance is only focused on growth that delivers a two-fold impact: measurably addressing defined needs in communities and changing the lives of those who serve. We are doing this by pursuing growth in specific areas to address specific challenges; developing issue-area growth cohorts; and writing public policy aligned around defined challenges.
A state-of-the-art online marketplace and resource hub to match young people interested in service with service year opportunities.
National Recruitment, Awareness, and Corps Member Support
Inspire a generation and reward their service
Issue and Place Growth
Expand service years in targeted ways
Policy and Advocacy
Support a Washington, DC operation, grassroots movement, and alliance of influential Americans