2020 Election: The Candidates’ National Service Plans

2020 Election: The Candidates’ National Service Plans

  One presidential hopeful has a service proposal to unite generations I’ve been studying the candidates running for president, searching for ideas they have to bring us together as a nation. As a former board member of the federal Corporation for National and...
Announcing an Innovative Housing Partnership

Announcing an Innovative Housing Partnership

As a long-time advocate for national service and for all things encore, I’m thrilled to be able to share some good news that connects my two passions.Silvernest, a homesharing platform, has just announced an innovative partnership with two AmeriCorps programs —...
On Presidents’ Day, Let’s Reach for the Stars

On Presidents’ Day, Let’s Reach for the Stars

  Nearly 50 years ago, President Kennedy’s bold dream to land on the moon was realized. I can recall exactly where I was on July 20, 1969, watching Neil Armstrong describe his “one small step” on the moon’s surface as a “giant leap for mankind.” Brennan’s...

Still heeding JFK’s call to serve

I was in high school when I sat in front of the TV with my parents watching John F. Kennedy be inaugurated as president. The experience shaped the adult I would become in ways I never imagined. In JFK’s words, I heard the call to take an active role in my country....