Tuesday, June 3, 2008

NOLA YURP Joins Be The Change Inc Organizing Committee

NOLA YURP has been asked to be a part of the organizing committee for Be The Change Inc Service Nation Summit. The event will take place September 11th and 12th in New York City.

Below is more information from their website

"ServiceNation Summit will bring together young Americans with 500 leaders from every sector of American life —from universities and foundations, to business and politics— to craft and endorse a Declaration Of Service that will lay out a compelling case for dramatically expanding service opportunities for all Americans. The Declaration of Service will also detail a strategy for using citizen service to target specific challenges —from the high school dropout crisis to disaster response— by creating meaningful opportunities for Americans to do some form of service at every age, from kindergarten through the retirement years.

The ultimate goal of the ServiceNation Summit and the Declaration of Service is to inspire a culture of service that engages one million Americans a year in full-time service by the year 2020.

The ServiceNation Summit is being convened by Be The Change, Inc., City Year, Civic Enterprises, and Points of Light / Hands On Network working in partnership with TIME Magazine."

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