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August 27, 2015 -  Civic Enterprises Policy Council member and former Assistant to the President of the U.S. John J. DiIulio, Jr. wrote an article on the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina.
August 3, 2015 -  John Bridgeland is featured in Think TV's commercial on the American Graduate initiative. To view, click here.
July 24, 2015 -  The New York Times' op.ed, "Teaching Social Skills to Improve Grades and Lives" by David Bornstein cites Civic Enterprises' The Missing Piece report
July 10, 2015 -  John Bridgeland and Alan Khazei, Co-Chairs of The Franklin Project, release an op-ed titled, "National service can help heal our nation." To read, click here.
June 30, 2015 -  John Bridgeland, Co-Chair of The Franklin Project, co-hosts a breakfast with Co-Chair Alan Khazei and Director Jason Mangone at Aspen Ideas Festival. The breakfast panel discussed national service as a rite of passage.
June 30, 2015 -  John Bridgeland speaks at Aspen Ideas Festival on the power of youth and national service. To watch the full video, click here.
June 28, 2015 -  Sylvia Earle and Jane Lubchenco kick off the lead panel at Aspen Ideas Festival, "Oceans as Parks," with Andy Revken as moderator.
June 25-27, 2015 -  John Bridgeland, Recovery Team Executive Committee member for the Ivory-billed Woodpecker, participates in the Golden-wing Society weekend at the Cornell Lab of Ornothology.

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2015 Aspen Ideas Festival

The Power of Youth Panel

June 30, 2015:
Young adults throughout the US are volunteering — at all ages — and at such a level that as a group, they are now known for their generosity of spirit and dedication to social progress. How can we help build an infrastructure to continue to grow that momentum? What can we do to engage more youth in an active commitment to giving back to their country? How can we keep them engaged once they have demonstrated an interest in serving their communities? Activist leaders of the global movement, We Day, and the national service initiative, The Franklin Project, share their plans.

John Bridgeland
Craig Kielburger
Stephen Patrick, Moderator
Thomas J. Wilson

A Report by Civic Enterprises and Everyone Graduates Center at John Hopkins University

2015 Building a Grad Nation Report

May 12, 2015:
Released annually, the 2015 Annual Update of Building a Grad Nation shows detailed progress toward the GradNation Campaign's goal of a national on-time graduation rate of 90 percent by 2020. This year, the national high school graduation rate hit a record high of 81.4 percent, and for the third year in a row, the nation remained on pace to meet this goal.

This report is released in partnership with America's Promise Alliance and Alliance for Excellent Education, with AT&T and Target as the lead and supporting sponsor.

Report Launch at the 2015 Act & Align Convening of Leaders:

Featured Media:
Huffington Post, "Education as a Data Driven Enterprise"

The Fresno Bee, "Graduating Toward an America Rich in Opportunity"

The Hill, "Moneyball for Dropout Prevention"

The Atlantic, "Where Dropping Out is Going Up"

WFYI Indianapolis, No Limits Radio Show
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