Commitment to Action

Making a Service Year Part of American Life

Commitment by

National Service Alliance

In 2014, the National Service Alliance joined forces with the Cisco Fund at the Silicon Valley Community Foundation and the Lumina Foundation to launch Service Year, a four-year campaign to encourage 18-28 year olds to engage in a year of service as a strategy to tackle the nation's most pressing challenges, while empowering and developing the next generation of civic leaders. To popularize the idea of young Americans doing a year of service, this initiative also aims to engage and leverage the entertainment and media industries to integrate the Service Year concept into scripts of television shows.





Making a Service Year Part of American Life



Est. Duration

3 years

Estimated Total Value



Northern America


United States

Commitment by

National Service Alliance

Partner(s) of the Commitment Maker(s)

Lumina Foundation For Education, Inc, Joshua Bekenstein, The Aspen Institute, Jeannie Lavine, Funny or Die, Cisco, Voices for National Service, Comcast Corporation, Airbnb, Inc., National Conference on Citizenship, Tumblr, Anita Bekenstein, ServiceNation