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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.
March 17, 2015 -  John Bridgeland, Senior Advisor to Results for America and former Director of the White House Domestic Policy Council, testified before the House Ways and Means Subcommittee on Human Resources to call for use of greater evidence to help low-income youth and their families. To read his full testimony, please click here.
March 17, 2015 -  Robert Balfanz of the Everyone Graduates Center at Johns Hopkins University and John Bridgeland of Civic Enterprises discuss the latest data around high school graduation rates in a new op-ed on Huffington Post. Click here to read the op-ed. 
March 16, 2015  -  Civic Enterprises and the Everyone Graduates Center at Johns Hopkins University released the 2015 Building a Grad Nation Executive Brief. The brief depicts progress being made across states and student subgroups, and provides evidence of the benefits gained by earning a high school diploma. The Executive Brief lays the foundation for the comprehensive annual Building a Grad Nation report forthcoming in May 2015. 
March 11, 2015 -  John Bridgeland and The Franklin Project mentioned in the The Huffington Post blog post titled, "Would a Year of Voluntary Public Service Bring Out America's Best?" To read, 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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