AN INITIATIVE OF SERVICENATION
BUILDING the GRASSROOTS MOVEMENT for
1 THE PROBLEM
3 The Solution
The breadth of challenges facing our nation is unprecedented. More than 50 percent of young Americans are unemployed or underemployed - the largest percentage since World War II. Nearly 20% of children live in poverty. Over one million students drop out of high school each year. Solutions exist right now to help America overcome these challenges. ServeNext - an initiative of ServiceNation - is working to advance one of the most comprehensive and powerful: national service.
2 The Potential
Expanding national service programs like AmeriCorps that enable Americans to serve in organizations like Teach For America, Habitat for Humanity, City Year, and hundreds more would help the country: 1. 2. 3.
Tackle critical problems in education, poverty, health, disaster response, and more. Create jobs at a time when our nation desperately needs a new job creation strategy. Unite Americans in common purpose at a time when our country is feeling broken and divided.
4 Our Approach
There is an untapped reservoir of talented and passionate Americans who are willing to provide assistance to our schools, teachers, nurses, disaster-stricken areas, and
AmeriCorps Applications Soar Yet Congress Cuts Positions 536K
Number of AmeriCorps applications
Unfortunately, that talent pool is being forgotten by our nationâ€™s leaders.
Number of AmeriCorps positions
Sadly, at a time when our nation is facing unprecedented challenges and millions of Americans are eager to step up and serve, too many in Congress continue to place national service programs on the chopping block. Thatâ€™s unacceptable. National service can and should become a national priority. ServeNext is building an army of grassroots advocates to ensure that strong support for these programs is not a question for our elected leaders, but the expectation.
Our Strategies recruits, trains, and supports ORGANIZERS
who build and lead
LOCAL NETWORKS that engage MEMBERS OF CONGRESS and DECISION MAKERS
Example Tactics: Organizing online petitions, letter writing campaigns, phone calls to members of Congress, and other grassroots advocacy activities at key times throughout the year Inviting members of Congress to participate in service projects and tour local service organizations
to achieve RESULTS
More support in Congress
More jobs, AmeriCorps positions & volunteers
Fostering relationships between members of Congress and the local service community
Sharing local stories of service and impact at town hall meetings
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