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April 19, 2015 -  President George W. Bush received the Global Leadership Award from Malaria No More Chairman Peter Chernin for his leadership in saving millions of lives from malaria in Africa. Former Chief of Staff Josh Bolten interviewed the President for 35 minutes in a packed Freedom Hall. Malaria No More Vice Chairman John Bridgeland led a Roundtable discussion with President Bush and public and private sector leaders to highlight both progress and the challenges that remain. Malaria No More CEO Martin Edlund was master of ceremonies.  
April 17, 2015 -  Earth Conservation Corps Chair, Bob Nixon, and Co-Chair, John Bridgeland, participated in the “River of Hope” celebration with Dr. Jane Goodall at the ECC Pumphouse on the Anacostia River. Earth Conservation Corps engages young people from the Anacostia community in a year of national service to clean-up the Anacostia River and create a pathway to employment in green jobs.
April 15, 2015 -  John Bridgeland and Shirley Sagawa co-host the Service Year + Higher Education Innovation Challenge held at The Aspen Institute and sponsored by the National Conference on Citizenship, the Lumina Foundation, and The Franklin Project. To watch, click here.
Marc 27, 2015 -  John Bridgeland and Robert Balfanz publish op-ed in The Hill titled, "Why Federal Focus on Lowest Performing Schools Matters." To read, click here.
March 25, 2015 -  John Bridgeland, John DiIulio and Peter Wehner spoke at the Politics and Policy Making in the George Bush Presidency Forum at Hofstra University. To watch the panel video, click here.

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The Alma and Joseph Gildenhorn Book series feat. John Bridgeland and Peter Orszag

Moneyball for Government



January 21, 2015 - The Alma and Joseph Gildenhorn Book Series features Peter Orszag, former director of the Office of Management and Budget and John Bridgeland, former director of the White House Domestic Policy Council discussing their latest book Moneyball for Government.

About Moneyball for Government:
Can data, evidence, and evaluation revolutionize America’s government? Can we build the evidence necessary to determine which practices, policies, and programs work and which don’t; invest in those that work most effectively; and shift resources away from those that consistently fail to achieve desired outcomes? In short, can government play Moneyball? This book is about changing the way government works – so that policy and funding decisions by governments at all levels are informed by the best possible data, evidence, and evaluation about what works. We believe this can be achieved in a bipartisan way. For proof, look no further than the great leaders and thinkers from across the political spectrum who have joined together in this book to help make the case for Moneyball for Government.

To buy a copy of the book, click here.

The Clinton Global Initiative announces $11 million commitment to the Service Year Effort



September 22, 2014 - At the 2014 Annual Meeting of the Clinton Global Initiative, the National Service Alliance—which includes The Franklin Project, ServiceNation, the National Conference on Citizenship, and Voices for National Service—joined former President Bill Clinton and Clinton Foundation Vice Chair Chelsea Clinton to announce amajor commitment to expand national service in America. Building on the 20-year success of AmeriCorps, Service Year is a bold project designed to make a year of service a common expectation and opportunity for all 18-28 year olds.

John Bridgeland Announces Launch of YouServe.org



June 18, 2014 - During the closing plenary at the 2014 Points of Light Conference on Volunteering and Service, Civic Enterprises CEO, John Bridgeland, announced the launch of youserve.org.

About Points of Light:
Points of Light, the world’s largest organization dedicated to volunteer service, mobilizes millions of people to take action and change the world. To bring the power where it’s needed the most, Points of Light inspires more people to become volunteers, increases the impact of volunteer service, equips volunteers to solve specific problems, and creates a culture that encourages volunteerism.

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