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October 5, 2015 -  John Bridgeland, Taylor Reveley and Dorothy McAuliffe closed the VA Governor’s Higher Education on the Service Year with a call to action. Read story here.
October 5, 2015 -  First Lady Dorothy McAuliffe, CNCS CEO Wendy Spencer Wendy Spencer, and Franklin Project Co-Chair John Bridgeland kick off the Virginia Governor's Higher Education Summit on the Service Year with College of William and Mary President Taylor Reveley. To view a picture, click here.
September 16, 2015 -  America’s Promise releases its follow-up to Don’t Call Them Dropouts — Don’t Quit on Me: What Young People Who Left School Say About the Power of Relationships. The new study offers insights from young people on how supportive relationships with adults and peers can help close the gap between those who graduate high school on time and those who don’t. To read, click here.
September 14, 2015 -  John Bridgeland moderates The Franklin Project's panel on strengthening the national service to employment pipeline at The Aspen Institute. To watch the video, click here.
September 12, 2015 -  John Bridgeland won the 2015 Intercollegiate Tennis Association's Lifetime Achievement Award, the highest honor bestowed by the ITA. Former Wimbledon and U.S. Open Champion Stan Smith gave Bridgeland the award. Bridgeland spoke and challenged the ITA, Hall of Fame and USTA to create "Coach for America" to enable college graduates who played on the tennis team and are not going to turn pro to do a service year, bringing the benefits and love of tennis to youth in vulnerable communities. He envisions they would be called "Arthur Ashe Service Fellows", in memory of the great tennis champion who dedicated his life to serving others, particularly vulnerable children. To view a picture, click here.

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Civic Enterprises advances many education initiatives aimed at increasing the national high school graduation rate, such as the GradNation Campaign and American Graduate, and is partnering with several organizations working in the field of education, including the Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning, and Committee for Children.

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Civic Enterprises, in partnership with Opportunity Nation and Hart Research Associates, has worked on a research effort to marshal voices of low-income Americans on the challenges of fulfilling the promise of economic opportunity and mobility in the United States.

Civic Engagement

Civic Enterprises collaborates with organizations that are part of the National Service Alliance, including The Franklin Project, the National Conference on Citizenship, Voices for National Service, and ServiceNation, to advance the idea that all young Americans should commit to a year of full-time national service.

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Civic Enterprises has worked with a diverse array of international organizations, including Children International, Special Olympics, and the National Peace Corps Association, to develop initiatives and strengthen their work both domestically and internationally.


Civic Enterprises is partnering with numerous organizations and programs, such as the Earth Conservation Corps, EARTH University, and the 21st Century Conservation Service Corp, to strengthen environmental policies and initiatives on a national and global scale.


Civic Enterprises is working for The Heritage Foundation to develop a defined long term Medicare reform strategy and health proposals to tie together the health and entitlement LFA teams, working closely with the Director for the Center for Health Policy studies and the Director of the Roe Institute.

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