Civic Engagement

AmeriCorps Week 2017

During AmeriCorps Week 2017, individuals, programs, and organizations will honor and celebrate the contributions that 80,000 Americans make to their communities and the service of more than 1 million AmeriCorps alumni.

Katie

“The whole globe can change for the better if enough young people are inspired and energized.”

Opportunity for Involvement: Join the Conversation on Our Criminal Justice System

Citizens are invited to share their personal stories and ideas on how to promote safety and justice for all. Submissions may be featured on WhiteHouse.gov or on White House social media channels.

Citlali

“I hope more youth will take a close look at their communities and see what problems are bothering them and then fix them.”

National Service and Civic Engagement Research Competition

This competition will fund institutions of higher education to build on existing research, address gaps in knowledge, and provide new ideas that increase the nation’s understanding about the importance and potential of volunteering, national and community service, and/or civic engagement.

Youth Transitioning to Adulthood: How Holding Early Leadership Positions Can Make a Difference

Research links early leadership with increased self-efficacy and suggests that leadership can help youth to develop decision making and interpersonal skills that support successes in the workforce and adulthood. In addition, young leaders tend to be more involved in their communities, and have lower dropout rates than their peers. Youth leaders also show considerable benefits for their communities, providing valuable insight into the needs and interests of young people

Civic Engagement Strategies for Transition Age Youth

Civic engagement has the potential to empower young adults, increase their self-determination, and give them the skills and self-confidence they need to enter the workforce. Read about one youth’s experience in AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps (NCCC).

Razilee

We spoke with Razilee via email in April 2012.