Governor’s Summit on Advancing Engagement in the Commonwealth at Averett University

October 6-7, 2016

Service Year Alliance is a critical partner in this work. Service Year Alliance is a bipartisan organization committed to making a year of full-time service — a service year — a common expectation and opportunity for young Americans of all backgrounds. Service Year Alliance is the result of the merger between the Franklin Project, ServiceNation, and the Service Year Exchange, and is a joint venture between Be The Change, Inc. and The Aspen Institute. Stanley McChrystal serves as Chair of the board.

For more on the Service Year:

Read this piece by General McChrystal on Securing the American Character (or read the shorter version).

Read this op-ed by Co-Chairs of the Franklin Project, John Bridgeland and Alan Khazei on how National Service Can Help Heal Our Nation.

Consider why national service is a good economic investment for our country.

Check out General McChrystal discussing the restoration of national service in America with CNN’s Erin Burnett.

Read about funding awarded to higher education institutions for innovative service models.

Learn about how higher education can be a leader in advancing national service.

Read about the signing earlier this year of the Compact on National Service in Richmond.

If you would like to share information about the Service Year, please send them our toolkit (pdf). The Governor’s Summit for Enhancing Engagement in the Commonwealth will advance these ideas and begin to develop a commitment to our graduates, our current students and for the students of our future.