On the 15th anniversary of AmeriCorps, Shirley Sagawa examines how far the program has come, and the opportunities for expanding national service.
Service learning keeps students engaged and boosts graduation rates, but we need to rethink the way programs are funded, writes Shirley Sagawa.
The nonprofit sector is America's best hope for solving the pressing problems facing its communities. Unfortunately, too many nonprofits are high on mission and passion but weak on resources and strategy. As a result, they struggle to achieve the impact they seek, operating inefficiently, with limited use of technology and without access to expertise they need. To help small businesses in a similar situation, we have the Small Business Administration. What's needed is an SBA for nonprofits – a government agency that can provide funding and guidance to the nonprofit sector.
Report Report shares anecdotes, discussions, and data to further the discussion about how national service can help prepare us for the future.
Shirley Sagawa released some results from her upcoming report, which show that AmeriCorps can fill an important void in American education.
Report Senior Fellow Shirley Sagawa outlines a plan for transforming national service into large-scale efforts to solve America’s most pressing problems.
Proposals to boost summer community service among teenagers before they enter high school are promising, says Shirley Sagawa.
National AmeriCorps Week is a timely reminder of the important public services provided by this progressive program, writes Shirley Sagawa.
Shirley Sagawa is a Visiting Senior Fellow at American Progress. A national expert on children and youth policy, Shirley Sagawa has been called a “founding mother of the modern service movement” for her work on national service. Her new book, The American Way to Change, highlights ways that volunteer and national service is an important […]