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A Powerful Pitch for Bridge Year Service

A Powerful Pitch for Bridge Year Service

In the past few weeks, anxious high school seniors across the country have received admissions decisions from colleges. Some might feel like they’ve won the lottery; others have dashed hopes and diminished confidence. Few in either category realize how little these outcomes matter in the long run; that, as Frank Bruni puts it, “where you […]

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Service Year + Higher Ed Innovation Challenge Pitch Day

Service Year + Higher Ed Innovation Challenge Pitch Day

Please join us for the 2016 Service Year + Higher Ed Innovation Challenge Pitch Day on Tuesday, April 12, at the Aspen Institute in Washington, DC. During the Pitch Day, public and private higher ed institutions from across the country will pitch their best ideas for integrating service years on their campuses. These finalists have […]

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UN Volunteers’ SOW Report

UN Volunteers’ SOW Report

Click here to view the full text of the report. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY There is widespread agreement that the future development agenda has to see some radical shifts to better engage people in their own, their community’s and country’s development. Enhanced mechanisms for civic engagement are needed to enable new discussions, negotiations and decisions. This report […]

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Service Year Alliance

Service Year Alliance

Service Year Alliance Announcement is brought to you by www.BuildingBridgesCoalition.org We are thrilled to share with you that the Franklin Project, ServiceNation and the Service Year Exchange (incubated by the National Conference on Citizenship) have merged into a new, single organization. The organization will be a joint venture between Be The Change, Inc. and The […]

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Focus on the UK’s VSO

Focus on the UK’s VSO

VSO volunteers at a rice planting activity in Chittagong, Bangladesh. How can organizations adapt to the new and shifting priorities in volunteering? Photo by: Piers Brown / CC BY   Volunteers — and the institutions benefiting from their time and skills — want to change how the volunteer role fits into global development. “Going forward, I […]

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The Power of Volunteers for Development

The Power of Volunteers for Development

On the heels of the U.N.’s adoption in late September of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) for 2030, an Asia Pacific volunteering alliance recently convened a forum for hundreds of youth and development partners from northeast Asia at the Korea Council on Foreign Relations in Seoul. In his keynote address highlighting the role of volunteers […]

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