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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