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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.
November 11, 2014 -  The Moneyball for Government book is released, co-authored by John Bridgeland, CEO of Civic Enterprises, Melody Barnes, Senator Kelly Ayotte, Senator Mark Warner, Glenn Hubbard, Peter Orszag, Jim Nussle, and several others.
November 11, 2014 -  CE Policy Council member Tim Shriver releases his book, Fully Alive: Discovering What Matters Most. To preorder this groundbreaking book, click here.
October 31, 2014 -  John Bridgeland and Tess Mason-Elder present latest updates and program highlights to the Leadership Council of The Franklin Project at the 2014 annual meeting.
October 27, 2014 -  John Bridgeland, Tess Mason-Elder, and Kathleen McMahon attend a screening of Mission Blue at the White House, hosted by the White House Council on Women and Girls and the White House Office of Science and Technology, and meet with Sylvia Earle, Bob and Sarah Nixon and White House advisors.
October 21, 2014 -  Our Senior Policy Analyst, Tess Mason-Elder, speaks about The Franklin Project for the national service workshop at the 2014 Ohio Conference on Service and Volunteerism, hosted by ServeOhio.  For more information, click here.

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October 21, 2014 | Our Policy Analyst, Tess Mason-Elder, speaks about The Franklin Project on the national service panel at Serve Ohio's 2014 Conference on Service and Volunteerism

October 10, 2014 | Our CEO, John Bridgeland, attends the National Conference on Citizenship's 2014 Annual Conference held at American University in Washington DC.

September 22, 2014 | Our CEO, John Bridgeland, attends the 2014 Clinton Global Initiative Annual Meeting held in New York City.

September 21, 2014 | Our CEO, John Bridgeland, attends the 2014 OceanElders Summit held in New York City

September 20, 2014 | Our Policy Analyst, Tess Mason Elder speaks, at the 2014 Global Peace Conference held in Arlington, VA.

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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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