Tag Archives: serve america act
Posted on 14. May, 2009 by Andrew.
There has been a great deal of chatter since the Social Innovation Fund appeared, first in the Serve America Act, then in the President’s budget, and recently in some high-profile mentions by the First Lady, the Secretary for Health and Human Services and the Director of Domestic Policy Affairs. Since then, a post by Allison [...]
Posted on 07. May, 2009 by Andrew.
I received an email yesterday from America Forward, a strong partner in the area of government and social innovation. In the email they asked, “Can you hear the drumbeat?” They pointed to a variety of factors coming together simultaneously, beginning with the signing of the Serve America Act, that signify our government’s recognition of social [...]
Posted on 06. May, 2009 by Andrew.
I had an incredible day yesterday at the Accelerating Social Entrepreneurship Conference − thanks so much to all of you who contributed your suggestions for the use of the Social Innovation Fund called for in the Serve America Act. Hopefully this will be the start of a great dialogue. Nathaniel Whittemore, whom I had the [...]
Posted on 29. Apr, 2009 by Andrew.
Next Monday I will be back in D.C. to facilitate a discussion with the Corporation for National and Community Service at the Accelerating Social Entrepreneurship Conference. The session will focus on how the social innovation fund that was called for in the Serve America Act should be structured. While the funds have not yet been [...]
Posted on 22. Apr, 2009 by Andrew.
Yesterday President Obama signed the Serve America Act into law. It is truly a historic day. Alan Khazei, co- founder of City Year, who now leads Be The Change, Inc. and is a driving force of the service movement, wrote an incredible piece about this historic moment in the Huffington Post. For more on City [...]
Posted on 27. Mar, 2009 by Andrew.
The Serve America Act passed 78-20 in the Senate yesterday! In addition to the importance of the social innovation funds remaining in the legislation, the expansion of opportunities for Americans of all ages and backgrounds to participate in national service is critical. This expansion is key not only as a policy on its own, but [...]
Posted on 26. Mar, 2009 by Andrew.
As I get ready to head back to Washington for another trip to Capitol Hill, this time I can’t help but feel a sense of promise ahead. This week the Serve America Act makes its way to the Senate floor for debate. Judging by the email alerts I get (sometimes on an hourly basis), there [...]