What is ServiceWorks?

Answering President Obama’s call for new public/private national service initiatives to address and solve our nation’s most pressing challenges, ServiceWorks launched in July 2014. A joint partnership between AmeriCorps, the Citi Foundation’s Pathways to Progress and Points of Light, ServiceWorks has a three-year charter to provide 25,000 low-income youth scholars with the specific tools and platforms needed to increase their access to economic advancement through college and career success.

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With 25,000 youth scholars and 225 volunteers, ServiceWorks is the nation’s largest corporate-funded AmeriCorps VISTA program. Working alongside local grassroots organizations, the ServiceWorks team develops and implements unique plans to meets the specific needs of each community. The initiative was designed to put youth scholars on the path to success by offering leadership development and project management skills training, mentorship and the personal sense of empowerment that comes with performing volunteer service. The goal is that the combination of these elements will help to unlock the American dream for a generation of inner-city 16-24 year-olds who face jobless rates in excess of 15%.

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Did you know?

  • An estimated five and a half million youth in the U.S. (one in every seven Americans between the ages 16 to 24) are neither in school nor working.

  • Volunteers have a 27% higher likelihood of finding jobs after being out of work than non-volunteers.

  • If you are an individual, family or group that volunteers consistently, you may be eligible for an award and presidential recognition. Check out the PVSA program to find out more!

Get Involved

Check out the many ways to be a part of ServiceWorks:

  • SCHOLARS: ServiceWorks Online provides a virtual learning environment that is more palatable for students who have disconnected from traditional classrooms.

    Click the Scholars button for more information about ServiceWorks Online and in-person options.

  • VOLUNTEERS: Help connect young adults with a professional network and provide a meaningful way for young people to learn about issues affecting their community and their power to become leaders who make change.

    Click the volunteers button to see an overview of our primary ServiceWorks volunteer roles.

  • PARTNERS: Join us in creating skills for life, strong networks and service leaders by bringing this program to your community/organization.

    Click the Partners button to get more information on our RFP timeline/process and how you can contribute to ServiceWorks.

For more detail on current ServiceWorks opportunities, click on the city nearest you to see where/how you can get involved.

Request Information

To receive more information about becoming a ServiceWorks Scholar, Partner, or Volunteer, please fill out the interest form below.

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Check out the following resources for additional organizations, sites, and tools for college and career readiness.

E-mail: ServiceWorksinfo@pointsoflight.org
Phone: (404) 979-2900

Mailing Address:
Attention: ServiceWorks
Points of Light
600 Means Street, NW, Suite210
Atlanta, GA 30318