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November 14, 2016 - 

General Stanley McChrystal, John Bridgeland, Alan Khazei, Arne Duncan, Walter Isaacson, Elliot Gerson, Tae Yoo, Jean Case, Shirley Sagawa, Mackenzie Moritz, Zach Maurin, and other leaders launched the Service Year Alliance in New York City, with a goal of 1 million 18-28 year olds in a full year of national service within a generation. Read John Bridgeland's remarks from the launch.

November 10, 2016 -  John Bridgeland speaks to Governors and Commissioners of Education and labor at the Jobs for America's Graduates Board meeting about high school graduation, and college and workforce readiness. 
November 2-3 -  John Bridgeland participates as a commissioner for two days on the National Commission on Social, Emotional, and Academic Development. 
November 1, 2016 -  John Bridgeland discusses a Civic Marshall Plan for homeless students as a keynote speaker at the 2016 National Association for the Education of Homeless Children and Youth Conference
October 23, 2016  -  John Bridgeland and Melody Barnes tackle the question "Can The Next President Break the Gridlock?" in an interview with Doug Blackmon as a part of the Miller Center American Forum. Watch the full episode here
October 19, 2016 -  Read John Bridgeland's opinion piece in Time Magazine about the President's post-911 response to Muslims in America serving as a better model than the current national debate.

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Oceanographer Sylvia Earle and Rob from the Earth Conservation Corps go snorkeling in the Potomac River and discuss what it will take to clean up America’s rivers and ocean. John Bridgeland, Bob and Sarah Nixon, and Brian Skerry joined the expedition to film the Blue Centennial.

John Bridgeland and Bruce Reed join Dr. Sylvia Earle, Richard Pyle, and Bob and Sarah Nixon aboard the KOK for scientific expeditions in Pisces IV and V subs to explore marine life in the depths of the ocean.  Civic Fellows Lily and Sarah Jenkins from Molokai joined the expedition.  The Blue Centennial team participated in public hearings for the expansion of Papahanaumokuakea National Marine Monument.  




Results for America

2016 Federal Invest In What Works Event



April 18, 2016:
Results for America gathered top federal leaders at the Newseum in Washington D.C. to discuss their most exciting efforts to build and use evidence to improve results for the American people. This video features former White House Directors John Bridgleand and Bruce Reed, former USAID Administrator Raj Shah, and Office of Management and Budget Director Shaun Donovan.


Growing Healthy Communities

Ideasteam Public Media Forum



January 25-26, 2016:
John Bridgeland appeared on Cleveland public radio — Sound of Ideas — to discuss the high school dropout challenge with Mike McIntyre. He gave the keynote address at the Ideasteam public media forum, Growing Healthy Communities, and participated in a panel discussion with CEOs from the community.

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Cleveland Plain Dealer, "Doubling down on Cleveland's investment in people: Kurt Karakul and Kathryn Wertheim Hexter (Opinion)"
Sound of Ideas TV & Radio Program
News Story on TV & Radio Show
The Ohio Channel

The Aspen Institute

Launch of the Future of Work Initiative



December 16, 2015:
The Aspen Institute Economic Opportunities Program launched the Future of Work Initiative, co-chaired by Bruce Reed and John Bridgeland. The launch event featured a series of panel discussions with key voices in the conversation around independent workers, in the on-demand economy and beyond. Senator Mark Warner and Labor Secretary Thomas Perez joined the discussion.

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