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Got Your 6 Wins Cynopsis Media’s Social Good Award!

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On April 7, Got Your 6 won Cynopsis Media’s Social Good Award in the category of Awareness Campaign or Initiative. As you can see below, Got Your 6 beat out some stiff and storied competition.  Bill Rausch and Matt Mabe, Got Your 6’s Senior Director of Impact, traveled to New York City today to receive...

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Opportunity Nation highlights career and technical education

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As the presidential primary field narrows, Opportunity Nation continues to emphasize the importance of education and economic mobility in the upcoming presidential election. Recently, Opportunity Nation created a plan, Restoring the American Dream: A Presidential Plan to Expand Opportunity, which highlights 12 key actions that the next president should take to increase opportunity in the...

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ServiceNation discusses a service year with Comcast Newsmakers

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Last week, ServiceNation’s Managing Director of Movement Building, Erin Finucane, sat down with Comcast Newsmakers to chat about the election and 2016, explaining ServiceNation’s efforts to engage the candidates. According to ServiceNation’s research, around five million Americans would commit to a year of national service if given the opportunity. Check out the video here and read more on...

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Teach For America brings veterans to the classroom

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Last week, Got Your 6 featured Teach For America on their blog, alongside a number of veterans who have visited and presented to local schools as part of the Teach For America Veterans Initiative, which “aims to bridge the gap between students in high need areas with veterans who are dedicated towards educational equity,” according...

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ServiceNation closely follows the presidential primary elections

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The presidential primary elections are heating up! As the field narrows, ServiceNation has continued to put pressure on every candidate to include youth service and a service year as a campaign issue. In the past year, every remaining candidate has emphasized the importance of service. Over the next few months, ServiceNation will push candidates to...

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Got Your 6 features the stories of black veterans

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Alicia Downs inherited her “servant’s heart” from her grandmother. Though her grandmother was not a veteran, she always set a strong example of service for Alicia, who began volunteering through her church as a child. At the young age of eight, Alicia saw a commercial for the Montgomery GI Bill. Inspired by her desire to...

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Opportunity Nation celebrates Opportunity Week

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Last week, Opportunity Nation and other opportunity partners united to celebrate and promote Opportunity Week, which took place from February 8-12. Opportunity Nation joined two particular organizations, the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities and the Council for a Strong America, to inspire Opportunity Leaders to make meaningful change in their communities last week.Opportunity Leaders...

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ServiceNation: On the ground with the presidential primaries

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As we tread deeper into the primary season, ServiceNation has been on the ground in the early primary states, urging support from both candidates and voters on the issue of service. At this point in the election, almost every major candidate has pledged commitment to some aspect of service, whether it be expanding AmeriCorps or...

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Got Your 6 celebrates Black History Month by featuring veterans

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Maurice Decaul’s military action was inspired by his family’s encyclopedia: “I grew up in a pre-internet world so the encyclopedia was possessed of a wealth of knowledge and I greedily consumed it. What does this have to do with why I joined the military? Well as a child I had an uncanny interest in technology...

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Innovators and leaders enhance the Opportunity Nation Coalition

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Our campaign, Opportunity Nation, brings together young community leaders and innovative coalition members in their fight to change the landscape of opportunity in the United States. The campaign’s blog shares the voices of leaders and activists in opportunity and recently featured the voices of Sohil Shah and Jennifer Saunders, both of whom are using innovation...

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