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Thu 17

June 17, 2021 @ 1:00 pm2:00 pm EDT

Bridging Divides through National Service

Service Year Alliance

Location: Online

The next generation of Americans are eager to be part of the solution to the many complex challenges currently facing our country. They’re taking to the streets to protest racial injustice, using their voices to demand action on climate change, and raising their hands to help their fellow citizens and neighbors through the pandemic. They believe in America and are already invested in fighting for a better future for our country and the world. 

National service has a long history of bridging divides and fueling civic renewal in the nation. By bringing together young people in common purpose, national service has the power to help Americans overcome their differences and better understand people who are different from themselves. 

Join Service Year Alliance as we bring together leaders of national service programs, who are at the forefront of this work, to discuss how we can expand national service in a manner that is truly accessible to all young Americans while investing in their futures, fostering a generation of engaged, empathetic citizens capable of overcoming our differences, and strengthening our country’s civic fabric and role in the world.


KEYNOTE: Carol Spahn, Acting Director of the Peace Corps

Following opening remarks, engage with a panel of national service program leaders on how they work to create programs that bridge divides in their communities and empower their corps members to commit to a lifetime of doing the same.


Cindy GreenbergRepair the World
Jenise TerrellPublic Allies
Mario Fedelin, Changeist
Maya Pace, Lead For America


Learn more about how national service can bridge divides in our new report, Service Years and Bridging, and check out Service Year Alliance’s new white paper, Reimagining National Service: A Roadmap to a Service Presidency.