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Blogs written by and about NCoC staff, advisors, commentators, and partners related to issues of civic health and engagement.
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Q & A with Ilir Zherka: Building a Culture of National ServiceBy Alex Parkinson, Researcher, The Conference Board March 10, 2015
Leveraging Technology to Promote a Service Year among Youthby Kristen Pryor on Tech Cocktail February 25, 2015
The Service Year: Unlocking America’s Potentialby Tae Yoo, Cisco Senior VP of Corporate Affairs, on Cisco BlogsThis week, I joined Cisco Chairman and CEO John Chambers, along with heads of state, Nobel Prize winners, nonprofit leaders, and influential CEOs for the annual meeting of the Clinton Global Initiative ... September 23, 2014
The Post-Partisan Future of National ServiceOriginally posted by Steven Olikara on the Huffington Post Blog September 22, 2014
AmeriCorps 20 Years Later: Make it a Priorityby Shirley Sagawa on TalkPoverty.orgHelping people find their way out of poverty is a labor-intensive task. Whether you’re talking about finding mentors, coaches, and tutors for youth or helping adults access benefits, learn English, ... September 17, 2014
Volunteering and Service Are More Than a Temporary Response to Tragedyposted by the Huffington Post BlogWe know that national tragedies have the power to unify a diverse country. WWII, 9/11, and Hurricane Sandy have revealed that reality. But, moments of national unity can be transient. September 12, 2014
National Service NowOriginally posted by John Bridgeland, Alan Khazei, and Harris Wofford on the Huffington Post Blog September 12, 2014
SC does well on voter participation, less well on some other measures of civic engagementPosted by Brad Warthen on June 25, 2014
Local broadcasters are strengthening civic life in Ilir Zherka, NCoC Executive Director June 18, 2014
The Power of a Service YearOriginally posted on Huff Post The Blog by John Bridgeland and Alan KhazeiThis week, on the heels of the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg, 400 leaders from every sector of American life gathered there to rededicate themselves and the country to what Lincoln called ... June 9, 2014
National Service is at a CrossroadsOriginally posted on HuffPost The Blog by Ilir ZherkaNew technologies offer boundless opportunities for us to increase the number of people serving communities, while budget-cutters in Congress threaten to end national service as we know it. At this critical ... June 5, 2014
Healthy Habits of Companies that Make a DifferenceOriginally posted by Jason Leiker on the AT&T BlogA recent report compiled by Civic 50, a national initiative to survey and rank S&P 500 corporations on how they engage with the communities they serve and institutionalize these practices in their corporate ... March 13, 2014
An America That Asks: ’Where Will You Do Your Service Year?’Originally posted by Alan Khazei on HuffPostImagine if one day soon in our country, when a young person turns 18 the most common question they are asked is: "Where will you do your service year?" February 21, 2014
How Civic Engagement Builds Resilient CommunitiesOriginally posted by Kristen Cambell on Opportunity NationThe National Conference on Citizenship (NCoC) and Opportunity Nation share a belief that our communities are stronger when everyone has the opportunity to contribute. The Opportunity Index, the first statistical ... February 19, 2014
The Civic 50: A Guide To Boosting Your Corporate Civic Engagement January 14, 2014
How to Reduce Local Unemployment by Boosting Civic Engagementby Tom Spengler, CEO of Granicus
Originally posted on HuffPost Business
Civic engagement isn't just important for citizens' voices to be heard in politics -- some states have discovered it's also the key for reducing unemployment.
June 24, 2013
The Search for America’s Top Community-Minded CompaniesPoints of Light and the National Conference on Citizenship Launch Civic 50 SurveyJackie Norris and Ilir Zherka discuss the second year launch of The CIvic 50 in the CSRwire Talkback. June 7, 2013
What Can Entrepreneurs And Business Leaders Learn From The Civic 50?by Mathew Paisner, Contributor to ForbesIn Forbes, Contributor Mathew Paisner shares what the business sector could learn from The Civic 50. June 7, 2013
The Citi Foundation Finds New Ways to Measure the Impact of CSR EffortsOriginally Posted by Ilir Zherka on CSRwire TalkbackIt’s not easy to capture the effects of philanthropic programs on people’s lives. But it's possible. February 27, 2013
Smart Meters vs. Social Capital: When efficiency clashes with communityby Ashley Trim in the City JournalAre the benefits of parking meter revenue worth cutting citizens’ ability to ‘pay it forward’? December 5, 2012
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