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Shirley Sagawa Archives

Utilizing National Service as a 21st Century Workforce Strategy for Opportunity Youth

Volunteers are sworn into the AmeriCorps national service program. book_alt2 icon Report Expanding national service programs to create first jobs and on-the-job training slots for opportunity youth and other disadvantaged workers is an important workforce strategy.

by Tracey Ross, Shirley Sagawa, Melissa Boteach | Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Expand National Service to Keep Workers Engaged During Tough Economic Times

Harry Stein and Shirley Sagawa argue that by tying national service funding to the long-term unemployment rate, service programs would function as an automatic fiscal stabilizer for the national economy.

by Harry Stein and Shirley Sagawa | Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Expanding National Service to Address Long-Term Unemployment

AmeriCorps volunteer helps at a job fair book_alt2 icon Report Putting in place a policy to re-engage the long-term unemployed by creating new opportunities to serve America.

by Harry Stein and Shirley Sagawa | Thursday, January 14, 2016

Service as a Strategy

Michelle Obama, Dorothy Stoneman article icon Issue Brief At a time when resources are limited and civic groups and public sector agencies need innovative approaches to meet community needs, national and volunteer service offers a cost-effective strategy to address pressing problems facing these entities.

by Shirley Sagawa | Wednesday, February 13, 2013

The Great Public-Service Talent Search

Public service book_alt2 icon Report While a multifaceted approach is needed to address human resource issues in public service, the strategic expansion of national service has much to contribute to the development of “talent” in the helping fields.

by Joy Moses and Shirley Sagawa | Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Aumentar el Empleo Juvenil

Shirley Sagawa, consejera para el Center for American Progress explica por qué los programas federales para ayudar a los jóvenes estadounidenses ingresar a la fuerza laboral y servir a nuestro país son clave para nuestra competitividad económica nacional.

by Shirley Sagawa | Friday, July 8, 2011

Boosting Youth Employment

Shirley Sagawa explains why federal programs to help American youth enter the workforce and serve our country are key to our national economic competitiveness.

by Shirley Sagawa | Thursday, July 7, 2011

Why Conservatives Should Love AmeriCorps, Not Kill It

Shirley Sagawa explains why we should keep funding for AmeriCorps in the Huffington Post.

by Shirley Sagawa | Monday, February 14, 2011

The American Way to Change

Book from Shirley Sagawa on how national service and volunteers are transforming America.

by Shirley Sagawa | Thursday, April 22, 2010

How Quickly Can National Service Grow?

book_alt2 icon Report National service programs have shown that they can grow quickly while maintaining quality, and they have plenty of room to keep expanding, reports Shirley Sagawa.

by Shirley Sagawa | Tuesday, February 16, 2010

¿Por Qué Necesitamos Ayudar a la Juventud Desempleada?

Un nuevo estudio encuentra que el empleo entre adolescentes se ubica en una baja histórica, por lo que es un llamado de atención para invertir en programas de servicio juveniles, informa Shirley Sagawa.

by Shirley Sagawa | Monday, February 8, 2010

Why We Need to Help Unemployed Youth

A new study finds teen employment at a historic low, and this should be a wake-up call for investing in youth service programs, writes Shirley Sagawa.

by Shirley Sagawa | Wednesday, February 3, 2010

National Service and Youth Unemployment

book_alt2 icon Report Strategies for job creation amid economic recovery from Melissa Boteach, Joy Moses, and Shirley Sagawa.

by Melissa Boteach, Joy Moses, Shirley Sagawa | Monday, November 16, 2009

Celebrating AmeriCorps Week 2009

AmeriCorps continues to drive social innovation and give social entrepreneurs their start, writes Shirley Sagawa.

by Shirley Sagawa | Thursday, May 14, 2009

The Promise of Service

President Obama helps unlock the potential of national service today by signing the Edward M. Kennedy Serve America Act, writes Shirley Sagawa.

by Shirley Sagawa | Tuesday, April 21, 2009