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Service Year Alliance

Contact Information

1400 I St NW
Washington, DC 20005

Focus Areas

  • Community & Nonprofit Development

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. Our vision: Every year, one million young Americans engaged in a service year, solving important problems while transforming their own lives.

  • About Us
    Service Year Alliance is an organization relentlessly pursuing a bold vision — making a year of service a common expectation and opportunity for all young Americans as a way to tackle important challenges while transforming their own lives.

    Service Year Alliance strives to grow service years in America, expanding from 65,000 opportunities today to 100,000 by 2019, and 1 million within a generation. 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. Our plan to reach this goal includes:

    -Building a state-of-the-art online marketplace and resource hub for service years;
    -Inspiring the next generation through a first-ever national recruitment and awareness campaign for service years;
    -Expanding service years in specific places across America in order to address local challenges;
    -Working with issue-area experts, nonprofits, companies, and higher education to develop new models for service years to solve important problems facing communities;
    -Building a powerful grassroots movement, a Washington, DC policy shop, and an alliance of influential Americans engaging the most strategic members of Congress and the presidential administration.
  • Our Impact
    A service year before, during, or after college — or as a way to find your path — 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. It can unite the most diverse nation in history, binding people of different backgrounds through common cause.