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February 28, 2015 -  John Bridgeland and The Franklin Project mentioned in the News Observer article titled, "Doing Better: Momentum builds for a national service corps."  To read, click here.
February 27, 2015 -  John Bridgeland, CEO of Civic Enterprises, and Timothy Shriver, Chairman of the Collaborative for Academic, Social and Emotional Learning, publish an Education Week commentary titled, "Social-Emotional Learning Pays Off."  To read, click here.
February 24, 2015 -  John Bridgeland spoke on a panel on homeless youth and school dropout in connection with the launch by Pat Harrison, CEO of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, of the forthcoming documentary film, The Homestretch, to be aired on April 13, 2015.
February 20, 2015 -  General Stanley McChrystal, Jean Case and John Bridgeland kicked off the East Coast Tech Leaders meeting at the Case Foundation for The Franklin Project and the National Conference on Citizenship.  LaShauntya Moore, formerly of the Earth Conservation Corps, spoke about her two service years, why she joined the Corps and how it changed her life.  Shirley Sagawa gave a presentation on the emerging Service Year Exchange, followed by Carl de Groote from Cisco.  Ilir Zherka led a panel discussion on why this is a new moment for national service.
February 11, 2015 -  John Bridgeland receives the 2015 Champion Partner Award at the annual Corps Network Capitol Hill Awards ceremony.
February 5, 2015 -  John Bridgeland, our CEO and Co-Chair of The Franklin Project, and Shirley Sagawa, Senior Fellow at the Center for American Progress, co-author a piece in The Huffington Post titled "Service Year at Home or Abroad." To read, click here.
January 31, 2015 -  CEO John Bridgeland chaired the President's Advisory Board meeting of EARTH University for a full day session on leveraging the 25th anniversary of this international institution.

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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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