Corporation for National and Community Service
Trump's plan to cut access to arts education paints a bleak picture for American teenagers already underperforming in visual arts and music.
Today, more than 3,100 mayors, county officials and tribal leaders, from all 50 states and the District of Columbia, Guam, and Puerto Rico will participate in the fourth annual Mayor, County, and Tribal Recognition Day for National Service.
There are solutions to many of the challenges facing our society today. This isn't just New Year's optimism; it comes from what I see every day. My faith in supportive housing stems from proof that it solves some of the toughest issues and the promising results springing from its many applications.
Today, millions of Americans from all walks of life will join their neighbors in marking the national Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service to help achieve Dr. King's dream of building a more beloved community. And as we settle into a new year, there is no better time to reflect on the progress we've made as a country and the challenges we still face.
Something important happened in Washington, D.C. last week. Our nation's legislators reached across the aisle and passed a landmark budget bill that includes a significant expansion of national service programs that will directly benefit communities across the country.
Last month, 75,000 new AmeriCorps members were sworn in to serve in communities across the country, pledging to do what they do best: use their energy and talents to improve communities, impact lives, and tackle some of the biggest challenges facing our nation.
The Social Innovation Fund of the Corporation for National and Community Service is transforming how we approach society's challenges, measure outcomes and hold providers accountable when they use public and private resources.
Both The Social Innovation Fund and Social Impact Bonds view government not as a problem but as a convener leveraging outside resources, momentum, and energy to catalyze positive social change for America. Local and State governments should capitalize on these social financing mechanisms to solve their biggest challenges.