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January 21, 2015 -  Our CEO, John Bridgeland, and Peter Orszag discuss the book, Moneyball for Government with The Washington Post columnist Michael Gerson. Aspen CEO Walter Isaacson opened the book talk today at The Aspen Institute.
January 15, 2015 -  Kathleen McMahon, Chief of Staff, presents Civic Enterprises' recent work with AT&T Aspire at DECA's Annual National Advisory Board Meeting.
January 7, 2014 -  Ron Haskins writes an op.ed in the New York Times, "Social Programs that Work," which mentions John Bridgeland's work on the White House Task Force for Disadvantaged Youth, which he co-chaired. Read it here.
January 4, 2015 -  Dana Milibank, a columnist for The Washington Post, mentions John Bridgeland and The Franklin Project as the solution for a "slacktivist" generation.  Read the op-ed here.
December 9, 2014 -  John Bridgeland and Nicole Anderson, Executive Director of Philanthropy for AT&T, participated in a radio tour of more than 15 programs in national and regional markets to discuss the high school dropout challenge, AT&T’s Aspire program, and the evidence-based programs that AT&T supports to help students stay in school and on track to graduate from high school, ready for college and career.
November 19 2014 -  Gwen Ifill, journalist at PBS Newshour, interviews John Bridgeland and Gene Sperling regarding the newly released book Moneyball for Government.  Watch the interview, aired on November 27th, here.

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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.


June 6, 2014 - The Summit at Gettysburg was convened by the Franklin Project, in partnership with Voices for National Service, ServiceNation, and the National Conference on Citizenship. With leaders convening from all across the country, the Summit worked to advance the "big" idea:  that national service would be voluntary, but expected, in the military or as a civilian for a full year or more at modest pay, and a rite of passage for every young American.


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