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Area of Thought · Americorps
National service is a bipartisan priority
Last week, President Biden signed the American Rescue Plan into law. A little noticed but important provision in the law increases the national service budget by $1 billion, the first significant expansion of AmeriCorps since it was established in 19...
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Alan Safran
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Area of Thought · Americorps
National tutoring program also needs to strengthen Americorps
After nearly a year of COVID-19-related disruptions to our nation’s schools, early research confirms we’re grappling with widespread learning loss — and it’s probably worse than we think when accounting for the large numbers of students missing from ...
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AnnMaura Connolly
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Area of Thought · Youth Volunteers
Should young Americans be required to give a year of service?
American presidents have long vied to echo John Kennedy’s “Ask not what your country can do for you.” The spirit of service, declared Ronald Reagan, “flows like a deep and mighty river through the history of our nation.” Bill Clinton created AmeriCor...
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James Bennet
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Area of Thought · Board Service
It's easy to say you should have a diverse board, but here's why
Here are a few significant impacts of building a diverse board: A diverse board expands your organization's talent pool, bringing different skill sets and talents together; as boards grow visibly diverse, they attract additional diverse candidates; d...
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Jackie Sue Griffin
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Area of Thought · Corporate Volunteers
New research finds that workplace volunteering can double a customer's loyalty
Chief Executives for Corporate Purpose has released a new report designed to uncover the true dynamics of corporate volunteering. Key findings from the report include: • The most successful workplace volunteering programs are intentional, thoughtfull...
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Kari Niedfeldt-Thomas
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Area of Thought · Americorps State Programs
A civilian climate corps can help stem rural-urban divide
President Biden’s Infrastructure Plan includes a $10 billion proposal to create a Civilian Climate Corps, modeled on the Civilian Conservation Corps of the 1930s, designed to put young people to work reducing fire risk, restoring ecosystems and gener...
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