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The Serve America Act was unveiled at the ServiceNation Summit. This legislation has been introduced to Congress by Senators Edward Kennedy and Orrin Hatch to expand and improve domestic and international service opportunities for all Americans.
What is the Purpose of the Serve America Act?
The Serve America Act has a two-fold purpose. First, it will expand opportunities to serve for people of all ages. Second, it will use service to help solve the nation’s most pressing challenges.
How will the Serve America Act Make this Happen?
- It establishes new, effective "corps" focused on areas of national needs and ask 175,000 Americans to give a year of service to these corps.
- It will increase the number of opportunities to serve for people of all ages.
- It will support the role social entrepreneurs play in solving our national challenges through studies and funding of innovation in the nonprofit sector.
- It will improve and expand America’s service reach throughout the world by expanding the Peace Corps and establishing a new program coordinating shorter-term international service opportunities.
There are already many Senators who have signed up as co-sponsors of this bill. Are your Senators on that list?