at the Brookings Institution in Washington DC

The BBC was launched at the Brookings Institution in June 2006 with former Secretary of State Colin Powell as the keynote speaker. For our 10th Anniversary Forum, we are fortunate in having General Stanley McChrystal as the keynote speaker because of his inspiring remarks several years ago about making a year of civilian service as much a part of growing up in America as going to high school. The Service Year Alliance, working to make this vision a reality, is one of the partners in organizing the 10th Anniversary Forum.

The overall theme of the Forum is “International Volunteering and the 2030 Development Agenda: Forging Global Development Outcomes, Research, and Alliances”.

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What We Do
For ten years, BBC has been a leading advocate of international volunteer service. The BBC has seven working groups focusing on effective practices, research and university engagement, SDGs and policy, corporate engagement, faith-based engagement, the BBC’s 10th anniversary, and technology and communication. . . Read More →
Who We Are
The BBC is an all-volunteer 501(c)3 non-profit organization. From the beginning, it has been inspired by Senator Harris Wofford, who worked alongside Sargent Shriver to create the U.S. Peace Corps. He was also the second CEO of the Corporation for National and Community Service that oversees AmeriCorps and other government-funded domestic volunteer programs. . . Read More →
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BBC encourages international volunteer organizations of every kind to become members. Annual dues for organizations have been set a level that even small organizations can afford. Individuals interested in international volunteer service are also encouraged to join, with annual dues set at a de minimus level. Special membership benefits are offered to Sponsors able to make larger funding commitments. . . Read More →
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