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  • August 7, 2019 — John Bridgeland presented the work of the National Commission on Social, Emotional, and Academic Development and how states are moving forward with implementing social and emotional learning in classrooms at the annual NCSL Summit in Nashville, Tennessee. 

  • July 22-23, 2019 — Matt Atwell from the Civic team attended the first State Partnerships on Student Homelessness Convening in Tacoma, Washington. Learn more about the State Partnerships here

  • June 18, 2019 — The Alliance for Education is conducting an equity campaign to honor the 65th anniversary of the Brown vs. Board of Education Supreme Court decision. John Bridgeland, founder and CEO of Civic, shares his challenge and hope as part of the campaign. Watch here

  • June 11, 2019 — Authored by Civic and the Everyone Graduates Center at the Johns Hopkins University School of Education, and released annually in partnership with the Alliance for Excellent Education and America’s Promise Alliance, the Building a Grad Nation report examines both progress and challenges toward reaching the GradNation campaign goal of a national on-time graduation rate of 90 percent. This release event consisted of two panels: Using Data to Support Homeless Students Academic Outcomes, and Preparing Students for High School Graduation and Beyond. #GradNation

  • June 10, 2019 — John Bridgeland and Robert Balfanz of the Everyone Graduates Center co-authored an op.ed for The Washington Post: "More students are graduating from high school. Let’s make sure their diplomas mean something."

  • May 30, 2019 — John Bridgeland authored an op.ed for The Economic Standard urging Americans and Congress to focus on a powerful second act to end malaria: "We Can End Malaria—Let's Finish the Job." 

  • May 21, 2019 — Former White House Domestic Policy Director John Bridgeland speaks on a panel on social mobility with former Secretary of Health and Human Services and Governor of Kansas Kathleen Sebelius and former Deputy Director of the Department of Labor Chris Liu at the Presidential Ideas Festival at the University of Virginia. Watch here

  • May 21, 2019 — John Bridgeland gives the keynote address to the Global Pathfinders Summit in Charlottesville, Virginia on the 400th Anniversary of the Commonwealth of Virginia. Watch here.

  • May 14, 2019 — Aspen High Seas Co-Founders John Bridgeland and Sylvia Earle co-author a piece for The Catalyst at the George W. Bush Institute on saving Earth’s last frontier — the ocean.

  • May 11, 2019 — John Bridgeland spoke to the 2019 Class of Presidential Leadership Scholars at the George W. Bush Institute. The PLS is a catalyst for a diverse network of leaders brought together to collaborate and make a difference in the world as they learn about leadership through the lens of the presidential experiences of George W. Bush, Bill Clinton, George H.W. Bush, and Lyndon B. Johnson.

  • May 7, 2019 — John Bridgeland, Matt Atwell and Ellie Manspile participate in a session on the Future of Work in Kansas City, Missouri.

  • April 14, 2019 — John Bridgeland and WFYI CEO Lloyd Wright (pictured here) take a pilgrimage to Milan, Indiana, the town where the 1954 Milan High School basketball team with only 70 boys in the entire school won the Indiana State Basketball Championship that inspired the movie Hoosiers. Bridgeland and Wright have worked together on “American Graduate” — the public media’s initiative to boost high school graduation rates.  The TIME cover story, Dropout Nation, written as a result of Civic’s report The Silent Epidemic, featured a teenager on the cover of the magazine from Shelbyville, Indiana.  Shelbyville High School has since raised its high school graduation rate from 71 percent to 94 percent.  

  • April 2, 2019 — Founder and Executive Director of the College Excellence Program at the Aspen Institute, Josh Wyner, together with Northrup Grumman CEO Kathy Warden and George Mason University President Angel Cabrera, announced the winners of the Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence at the Newseum today.  Indian River State College and Miami Dade College were the winners of the Aspen Prize and Odessa College, Palo Alto College and Pierce College Fort Steilacoom were the Rising Stars.  Civic CEO John Bridgeland was a Prize Jury Member on the committee that determined the 2019 Aspen Prize awards.​

  • March 30, 2019 — John Bridgeland attends the world premiere of Lera Auerbach’s Arctica, performed by the National Symphony Orchestra and commissioned by the National Geographic Society.  The production was inspired by National Geographic Explorer Enric Sala and his expedition to the Arctic Circle with Auerbach.  NY Times Columnist Tom Friedman moderated a panel discussion with Auerbach, Sala and Greenland Shaman Ole Jørgen Hammeken.  Sala has led the Pristine Seas Initiative at NGS.  Civic Policy Council members Sylvia Earle and Bob Nixon, as well as David Shaw, Barb Block, Sarah Nixon, Richard Pyle and Michael Conathan, are working on the Aspen High Seas Initiative to bring the national park idea to the ocean and make key stakeholders aware of the need to protect the High Seas.  Scientists estimate that 30-40 percent of the ocean needs to be protected to restore and maintain its health.

  • March 25, 2019 — John Bridgeland and Tim Shriver co-hosted a book party for National Geographic Chair, Jean Case, in celebration of her new book, Be Fearless: 5 Principles for a Life of Breakthroughs and Purpose. #BeFearless

  • March 21, 2019 — John Bridgeland and Gene Wilhoit presented the recommendations of the National Commission on Social, Emotional and Academic Development and issued a call to action to 29 State Teams and 18 Chief State School Officers at CASEL’s Collaborating States Initiative in Chicago.  

  • March 18, 2019 — Washington Post Columnist and Civic Policy Council Member Michael Gerson spoke to the board and guests of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting at Dumbarton House on Journalism and Civil Society.  Civic CEO John Bridgeland spoke earlier in the day at the CPB board meeting about American Graduate and the High School Dropout Challenge.  Eighty-nine percent of communities that are part of CPB’s American Graduate initiative have seen an average gain of 9.7 percentage points in high school graduation rates from 2011-17, compared to the national average of 5.5 percentage points.  

  • March 18, 2019 — John Bridgeland presented the findings from the National Commission of Social, Emotional and Academic Development on social and emotional learning to the National Association of Elementary School Principals at their National Leader's Conference. Retweet the post from the event. Read about NAESP's urge to Congress here.

  • March 14, 2019 — John Bridgeland and Emily Bloomfield published an op-ed about the model Monument Academy Public Charter School in Washington, DC sets in solving the student homelessness challenge. Read here. 

  • March 6, 2019 — John Bridgeland and Civic Policy Council Member Melody Barnes co-chair the Invest in What Works Federal Standard of Excellence Advisory Committee meeting of Results for America to examine how departments and agencies can strengthen their use of evidence in federal spending.

  • March 5, 2019:  John Bridgeland and Bruce Reed sign onto Results for America letter urging Congress to bring “Moneyball to Government” by building the evidence base and supporting programs that generate real results for youth and families.  Read the Invest in What Works letter here.

  • February 17, 2019 — Civic Policy Council Member Michael Gerson gives a moving sermon at Washington National Cathedral. Watch here.

  • February 12, 2019 — Bruce Reed and John Bridgeland co-authored the foreward to Richard P. Nathan's latest paper, Bipartisan Blueprint for Healthcare Reform: Affordable Care for All. A Government Executive article comments on the paper's suggestions. Read here

  • January 24, 2019 — The U.S. Department of Education revealed that the high school graduation rate has risen from 84.1 percent in 2016 to 84.6 in 2017. This is the first time the graduation rate has remained stagnant, which should serve as a "wake up call." Read the America's Promise Alliance Press Release here.

  • January 22, 2019 — An op-ed in The Hill by John Bridgeland and Tim Shriver, Commissioners on the National Commission for Social, Emotional and Academic Development at the Aspen Institute, highlights the findings in the recent report, Respected, and emphasizes the power of youth voice to strengthen education and prepare future generations for success. Read here

  • January 22, 2019 — Harris Wofford, Civil Rights Activist, Peace Corps Co-Founder, CEO of the Corporation for National and Community Service, and our dear colleague at Civic for many years, passed away last night.  John Bridgeland attended an event in Harris’ honor a number of years ago and had these reflections about this transcendent man. Read here

  • January 16, 2019 - The 74 published an article about the statistics from the Respected report released in November that nearly 1 in 3 teens are bored 'most or all of the time’ in school and a majority report high levels of stress. Read here

  • January 16, 2019 - An op-ed by John Bridgeland and Dale Erquiaga, president and CEO of Communities In Schools, discusses the benefits of social and emotional learning in schools. "The evidence is clear: Students thrive when we nurture not only their minds, but their hearts." Read here

  • January 15, 2019 — The National Commission on Social, Emotional and Academic Development, on which John Bridgeland serves as a Commissioner and co-chaired the policy effort, released its report from the nation, “From a Nation at Risk to a Nation at Hope” today in Washington, DC.  The National Commission was housed at the Aspen Institute and Co-Chaired by Civic Policy Council Member Tim Shriver and Stanford Professor Linda Darling-Hammond. Read here.

  • December 15, 2018 — John Bridgeland gave a Keynote Address on “Tennis for America” to the Intercollegiate Tennis Association’s Coaches Conference in Naples, Florida.  The ITA represents 1,700 college and university tennis programs across the United States.  Bridgeland won the ITA’s Lifetime Achievement Award in 2015, presented by Wimbledon Tennis Champion, Stan Smith.

  • December 3, 2018 - Opportunity America’s Tamar Jacoby and Aspen Institute’s Bruce Reed discuss their new report on the Working Class. Watch here. 

  • December 1, 2018 - EdSurge published a piece about the new Respected report. Read Students "Say Poor Social and Emotional Skills Are Leaving Them Unprepared" here

  • November 29, 2018 - John Bridgeland, Tim Shriver (CASEL) and Vicky Dinges (Allstate) discuss the power of social and emotional learning at the Washington Post Live event, Education in America. Watch here

  • November 29, 2018 - An Education Week story highlights the findings in the new report, Respected: Perspectives of Youth on High School & Social and Emotional Learning. Read here

  • November 29, 2018 - A new report released by Civic and Hart Research Associates for CASEL and made possible by the Allstate Foundation, Respected: Perspectives of Youth on High School & Social and Emotional Learning, reports the results of a nationally representative survey of 1,300 high school students and recent graduates. 

  • November 29, 2018 - Results for America hosted an event at Georgetown's McCourt School of Public Policy to celebrate their 2018 Invest in What Works Federal Standard of Excellence release. John Bridgeland discussed the progress and promise of data-informed policymaking across four administrations. Learn more here. View event tweet.

  • November 29, 2018 - The American Enterprise Institute hosted the event, Work, skills, community: How to rejuvenate the American working class, where the new report, Work Skills, Community: Restoring Opportunity for the Working Class, was presented by the authors, including Civic's Founder & CEO, Bruce Reed. 

  • November 22, 2018 - David Brooks authored a New York Times op-ed about the importance of bipartisan agenda and the working class, based on a report co-authored by Bruce Reed. Read the op-ed, "The Return of the Chastened Establishment", here. Read the Opportunity America, Brookings Institute and AEI report, Work, Skills, Community, here.

  • November 12, 2018 - Alan Khazei authored a Boston Globe op-ed about the rise of a new generation of “democracy entrepreneurs.” Read "The Rise of the Democracy Entrepreneurs" here.

  • October 4, 2018 - John Bridgeland and Robert Balfanz authored a PBS NewsHour article about the need to increase graduation rates in low-performing schools, based on the new Great American High School Campaign report. Read here.

  • October 4, 2018 - Great American High School Campaign: Reforming the Nation’s Remaining Low-Performing High Schools, authored by Civic Enterprises and the Everyone Graduates Center in partnership with America’s Promise Alliance and Alliance for Excellent Education, identifies the progress made and remaining challenges in enabling all students to graduate from high school ready for college or career. Read here.

  • September 17, 2018 - John Bridgeland and Arne Duncan support models emerging in States across the country to make college more affordable and accessible. Read here.  

  • September 2, 2018 - John McCain understood the common call to service that makes America truly great. "Let's follow the vision of the late Sen. John McCain by making a year of service - either in the military or civilian programs - a new rite of passage for all young Americans," write John Bridgeland and Alan Khazei, vice chairmen of the Service Year Alliance. Read more. 

  • August 28, 2018 - Service Year Alliance Chairman, General Stanley McChrystal, fondly remembers Senator John McCain and his leadership in this recent Fortune article. Read here.

  • August 3, 2018 - John Bridgeland is featured in a recent Washington Post article discussing the unprecedented lack of focus on the importance of service to our country. Read here.

  • August 2, 2018 - John Bridgeland and Nicole Anderson from the AT&T Foundation collaborated to explain how corporations can help boost high school graduation rates through the GradNation campaign. Read here

  • July 26, 2018 - U.S. Senators Orrin Hatch (R-UT), Michael Bennet (D-CO), and Todd Young (R-IN) have introduced legislation to improve access to and outcomes in higher education based on the recent report, Moneyball for Higher Education, by John Bridgeland and James Kvaal. Read more in the Results for America Press Release

  • July 10, 2018 - Melody Barnes and John Bridgeland co-authored an op.ed on evidence-based education reform. Read here

  • June 19, 2018 - John Bridgeland was a guest on WVXU public radio in Cincinnati, Ohio on the high school dropout challenge and the school to work pipeline.  He was joined by AT&T Director of External Affairs, Mark Romito.  Listen here

  • June 7, 2018 - John Bridgeland and Carmel Martin co-author an op.ed entitled, "Education Inequity is Holding Back American Potential" published in The Hill. 

  • June 6, 2018 - PBS NewsHour publishes an op.ed by John Bridgeland and other co-founders of the Grad Nation campaign on the deeper high school dropout challenge, found here

  • May 21, 2018  -  Jen DePaoli and John Bridgeland speak to students from William and Mary's Washington Center Summer Program about Civic's work, leadership, and their own career paths. 

  • May 15, 2018 -  If you missed the Live Broadcast from the White Shark Café program, you can watch the recording of the program here

  • May 15, 2018  -  Launch of Aspen High Seas Initiative at the Smithsonian Institution with live broadcast from the White Shark Café. The team members at the event included David Shaw, Sylvia Earle, Mike Conathan, and John Bridgeland. 

  • May 10, 2018 -  Malaria No More held its annual gala in New York.  Wolf Blitzer from CNN and Martha MacCallum from Fox News came together to support the event.  Malaria No More Vice Chairman John Bridgeland, who has played a leadership role in MNM since its 2006 launch at the White House Summit on Malaria, sat with former President of Tanzania Jakaya Kikwete, who played a leading role in the creation of the African Leaders Malaria Alliance. Vice Chairman John Bridgeland, Board Member Julie Henderson, Fox News Anchor Martha MacCallum, and CEO Martin Edlund attended the event.

  • May 8, 2018 -  Celebrating the wonderful work of Malaria No More UK —the Malaria Summit London brought together 14 heads of State and Governments, Bill Gates, scientists and private sector and international organizations unite to commit to beat malaria across the Commonwealth countries.

  • May 4, 2018  -  John Bridgeland gives the Keynote Address at the "Housing Is" Summit hosted by The Council of Large Public Housing Authorities (CLPHA) in Washington, D.C. Education Leads Home partners Barbara Duffield, of SchoolHouse Connection, and Aurora Zepeda, of ICPH, speak on a panel following the presentation. 

  • May 2-3, 2018  -  Commissioner John Bridgeland participates in two days of the National Commission on Social, Emotional, and Academic Development and presents the Policy Recommendations to the full commission with Policy Co-Chair, Gene Wilhoit. The Aspen Institute's National Commission is Co-Chaired by Tim Shriver, Linda Darling Hammond and Governor John Engler. 

  • May 2, 2018  -  John Bridgeland and Erin Ingram join Senior Director Luanne Southern of Casey Family Programs in Austin, Texas for an uplifting discussion of the Education Leads Home Campaign with representatives from the Supreme Court of Texas' Children's Commission, Live Works and other leaders from the public, nonprofit, and philanthropic sectors. 

  • April 22, 2018 -  John Bridgeland and Erin Ingram visit Monument Academy with inspirational founder, Ellen Bloomfield. Monument Academy is a DC public charter weekday boarding school starting in 5th grade enrolling vulnerable youth who are involved in the foster care system, have experienced homelessness or have other challenges. The school provides excellent academics, social and emotional well being, life skill, stability, and adult connection so that students graduated prepared for post-secondary learning, a career and independent living within the community. John and Erin visited with couples who live in the residential units full-time, serving as life-coaches, mentors, and allies for these young people, together with the Director of Student Life, teachers, and the young people themselves. Inspiring! 

  • April 13, 2018  -  John Bridgeland received the Distinguished Alumni Award across all classes from Indian Hill High School. Indian Hill Schools shared this video presentation at the award ceremony. 

  • March 5-6 -  Civic Enterprises launches the Education leads Home campaign at South by Southwest in Austin, Texas. John Bridgeland and Tricia Raikes published an op.ed on the PBS NewsHour. 

  • March 5, 2018  -  In partnership with SchoolHouse Connection, America's Promise Alliance, and the Institute for Children, Poverty and Homelessness, Civic Enterprises launched the Education Leads Home campaign at SXSW EDU in Austin, TX. To learn more about the campaign, visit www.EducationLeadsHome.org.

  • February 27, 2018 -  Bruce Reed gives keynote address on the Future of Work at Universities Australia’s annual higher education conference, which brought 1100 university leaders to Canberra. The speech was covered in the Sydney Morning Herald found here

  • February 22, 2018 -  Tim Shriver and John Bridgeland brief Chief State School Officers and leaders representing 25 State teams on best evidence and frameworks to promote the integration of social, emotional, and academic learning at CASEL's Collaborating States initiative in Chicago. 

  • February 13, 2018  -  Malaria No More Vice Chairman, John Bridgeland, gives remarks and introduces U.S. AID Administrator Mark Green at the Malaria No More Champions Breakfast on Capitol Hill. 

  • February 06, 2018 -  John Bridgeland and Jim Mason discuss the high school dropout epidemic and how Ohio and Cincinnati are addressing it on 91.7 WVXU Cincinnati. This work comes in context of The Corporation for Public Broadcasting's announcement of American Graduate 3's focus on the school to work pipeline. Listen here

  • February 1, 2018 -  John Bridgeland and Jim Mason appear on National Public Radio in Cincinnati on the high school dropout epidemic and how Ohio and Cincinnati are addressing it. The work comes in the context of the announcement by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting of American Graduate 3 to focus the nation's attention on the school to work pipeline. 

  • January 30, 2018 -  Aspen Institute Future of Work Initiative releases new paper: Modernizing Unemployment Insurance for the Changing Nature of Work. Bruce Reed and John Bridgeland are Co-Chairs. See the overview and paper

  • January 23, 2018 -  John Bridgeland gave the Keynote Address at the National Educational Telecommunications Association, in partnership with the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and public media across the United States, on educating all students to college, career and community. John Gomperts, CEO of America's Promise Alliance spoke on a panel to illuminate the opportunities and challenges presented by the school to work pipeline. 

  • January 17, 2018 -  James Kvaal and John Bridgeland co-lead a panel on "Moneyball for Higher Education" for Results for America, where they released two reports on recommendations for state and the federal government.  

  • January 11, 2017 -  Read John Bridgeland's latest opinion piece in The Hill, co-authored with James Kvaal entitled "We can help more college students graduate—at lower cost". 

  • January 11, 2018 -  John Bridgeland gave the Keynote Address at the annual conference of the Institute for Children, Poverty and Homelessness in New York City. 

  • January 8-9, 2018  -  Commissioner John Bridgeland participated in two days of the National Commission on Social, Emotional and Academic Development in Palo Alto. 

  • November 6, 2017 -  Bruce Reed serves as panelist on the "Vision of America" panel at the Clinton 25 Symposium hosted by the Institute of Politics and Public Service at the Georgetown University's McCourt School of Public Policy. Watch the panel here

  • November 8-9, 2017 -  Commissioner John Bridgeland joins Co-Chairs Tim Shriver, John Engler, and Linda Darling Hammond for two days in Tacoma for the National Commission on Social, Emotional and Academic Development. 

  • November 7, 2017 -  Bruce Reed accepts the Javitz Award on behalf of former Vice President Joe Biden and moderates a panel with award recipient Senator Rob Portman. Watch here

  • November 2, 2017  -  John Bridgeland, Rob Gordon, and Dorothy Stoneman speak at the JFK 100th Symposium on national service. 

  • October 30-31, 2017 -  Service Year Alliance Chair John Bridgeland joins Chairman General Stanley McChrystal, Vice Chair Alan Khazei, CEO Shirley Sagawa and a group of top leaders to discuss universal national service at the Mount Vernon Summit. Bridgeland engages Chelsea Clinton in a discussion about national service and its relevance to the challenges America faces today. The group took a tour of Mount Vernon in the quiet of night and were reminded that Six-Star General George Washington saw national service as central to being an American and that he devoted more than 50 years of his life to serving the nation.

  • October 20, 2017 -  John Bridgeland spoke at and moderated a panel at the National Conference on Citizenship about civic health and closing the opportunity gap with Robert Putnam, Stuart Comstock-Gay, Diane Douglas, Shawn Healy, and Val Raimos. His op.ed with Robert Putnam was published by the PBS NewsHour found here

  • October 18, 2017 -  Bruce Reed and John Bridgeland moderate back to back panels at the Results for America release of the Federal Index in the Senate Russell Building to a standing room only crowd. 

  • October 16, 2017 -  John Bridgeland and Checker Finn moderate a discussion on national service and education at the Fordham Institute with top nonprofit and national service leaders. 

  • October 11, 2017  -  Civic's John Bridgeland and John DiIulio participate in and speak at the Monticello and Miller Center's public forums on Thomas Jefferson's Legacy of Religious Freedom. 

  • October 10, 2017 -  John Bridgeland is quoted in recent EdWeek article entitled, "High School Dropout Rate Among Hispanics Reaches All-Time Low, Study Finds", as well as in the NPR's Austin, Texas affiliate piece

  • September 27, 2017 -  John Bridgeland participates in a roundtable at the American Enterprise Institute with other commissioners Tim Shriver, John Engler, General Craig McKinley, and Ross Wiener to discuss the integration of academic, social and emotional development. 

  • September 13, 2016 -  Civic Enterprises Policy Council Member John J. DiIulio, Jr. gives the keynote address at the Brookings Institution on Freedom of Religion and Conscience — Restoring Civility and Protecting Pluralism, found here in audio. 

  • September 13, 2017 -  Commissioner John Bridgeland moderated a panel on Cross Sector Perspectives on Research on Social, Emotional, and Academic Development at the Aspen Institute. 

  • September 13, 2017 -  The Aspen High Seas Initiative issued a Joint Statement from Co-Chairs Sylvia Earle and David Shaw on the creation of a United Nations Special Envoy for the Ocean. 

  • September 13, 2017 -  Bruce Reed is named a member of The Aspen Institute's Economic Strategy Group focused on diverse economic policy challenges.  

  • September 12, 2017 -  John Bridgeland and Mayor Michael Nutter speak on the keynote panel for Results for America, moderated by founder Michele Jolin, at the Invest in Results Conference of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco and the Nonprofit Finance Fund. 

  • September 7, 2017 -  John Bridgeland and Shirley Sagawa co-author Daily News opinion entitled 'Want to heal America? Start with national service'. Read it here

  • August 28, 2017 -  Aspen High Seas Initiative team, including Sylvia Earle, David Shaw, John Bridgeland, Bob and Sarah Nixon, Barbara Block, and others gather in Chilmark, Martha's Vineyard for their third summit to move the ocean conservation agenda. 

  • August 10, 2017 -  Given the nation's difficult times, we need to be reminded that active citizens will rescue our nation back. SeeJohn Bridgeland's Commencement Address at Johns Hopkins in the pouring rain in 2013. 

  • August 1, 2017 -  Barbara Duffield and John Bridgeland write an op.ed for EdWeek — For 1.3 Million Homeless Students, ESSA is a Beacon of Hope — found here

  • July 25, 2017  -  John Bridgeland and John DiIulio speak to students who are Chinese nationals at the Global Leadership Program at the University of Pennsylvania. Topics discussed included global leadership on ending malaria deaths in Africa, national service, and how to find your calling in life. The students had read Bridgeland's book, Heart of the Nation, as part of their course at the University of Pennsylvania. 

  • Jul 19, 2017 -  John Bridgeland co-leads with James Kvaal a Roundtable on Higher Education for Results for America to bring the concept of "Moneyball" or evidence-based policy to higher education. 

  • June 30, 2017  -  The Aspen High Seas Initiative is "soft launched" at Aspen Ideas Festival in Aspen, Colorado. The team includes John Bridgeland, Sylvia Earle, David Shaw, Bob and Sarah Nixon, Barbara Block, Mary Ellen Sprenkel, Fallon Bridgeland, Matthew Atwell, and Esau Sinnok. See clips from the panel here

  • June 12, 2017  -  Erin Ingram, Barbara Duffield, and the Civic, Schoolhouse Connection, ICPH and America's Promise Alliance team host an event on Capitol Hill featuring students who were homeless and are now enrolled in or graduating from college. The campaign released State Report Cards on Student Homelessness to spur state and local leaders to embrace these children and youth and help them navigate their life circumstances towards a better future. Find the State Report Cards here

  • June 6, 2017  -  John Bridgeland, Sylvia Earle, and David Shaw participate in the Ocean Elders dinner in New York City in connection with discussions on the Ocean and High Seas at the United Nations.  

  • May 23, 2017 -  In 2006, Civic Enterprises organized the International Conference on Faith and Service, bringing leaders from three Abrahamic faiths — Christianity, Judaism, and Islam — together in a discussion and agenda for action. Thanks to the Case Foundation, service projects among people of different faiths were organized in 42 hot spots around the world. After their service, people of different faiths came together to discuss what it was in their respective religious traditions —the Christian Beatitudes, the Jewish Tikkun Olam, and the Five Pillars of Islam — that inspired them to serve. We need to rescue that spirit back today, in a world that provides more sources of unity than division. 

  • May 6, 2017 -  John Bridgeland delivers the Commencement Address to 3,000 people and nearly 300 graduates at the coliseum at Averett University in Danville, Virginia. The inspirational Tiffany Franks, President of Averett, led the ceremonies and has helped mobilize nearly every college and university int he Commonwealth of Virginia to become part of the Service Year Alliance's efforts to institutionalize national service in higher education. Bridgeland was awarded a Doctorate of Humane Letter from Dr. Timothy Fulop, Vice President of Academic Affairs and Student Success. Click here for highlights of the ceremony. 

  • May 3, 2017 -  Jennifer DePaoli, John Bridgeland, Robert Balfanz, Governor Wise and John Gomperts release the 8th annualupdate to the nation on progress and challenge in raising high school graduation rates. Lisa Stark of Ed Week and the PBS News Hour interviews Bridgeland on EdWeek's Facebook Live and moderates the panel at the Aspen Institute. The Associated Press, Ed Week, Politico and many other outlets cover the report's findings. 

  • May 3, 2017 -  John Bridgeland sits down with Lisa Stark of Ed Week to discuss the high school dropout challenge on Ed Week's Facebook Live 

  • May 1-2, 2017 -  Commissioner John Bridgeland joins Tim Shriver, Governor John Engler, Linda-Darling Hammond, and the Aspen Institute team for two days of site visits in the Cleveland Public Schools and field hearings for the National Commission on Social, Emotional and Academic Development.

  • April 27, 2017 -  John Bridgeland gave the Keynote Address at the All Volunteer Force Symposium at the College of William and Mary

  • April 25, 2017 -  On World Malaria Day, Ray Chambers, Peter Chernin, John Bridgeland and the rest of the Malaria No More team honored Admiral Tim Ziemer for a decade of partnership on working to end malaria deaths at the Malaria No More Gala in New York City. More than 6 million lives have been saved since the public-private partnership began. 

  • April 21, 2017  -  John Bridgeland's talk, "One Nation, Indivisible", delivered at TEDxPennsylvania Avenue is released today and proves more timely than ever. Watch here

  • April 12, 2017 -  Civic Enterprises' Principal Gary Edson wrote a compelling piece for the National Interest, Foreign Aid Should be Part of an America First Policy

  • April 11, 2017 -  Ed Week cites Civic Enterprises and Johns Hopkins' Building a Grad Nation report for story on dropout factories. See article

  • March 27, 2017 -  John Bridgeland published an op.ed in the Cincinnati Enquirer, National Service is at the Heart of What America is All About. 

  • March 22, 2017 -  John Bridgeland is quoted in Politico article on Trump's budget. 

  • March 22, 2017 -  Tricia Raikes, John Bridgeland, Barbara Duffield, and Erin Ingram co-author an op.ed on helping homeless students, highlighting a groundbreaking study by the Institute for Children, Poverty and Homelessness.

  • March 13, 2017 -  We may not have moonshot goal today, but America needs a big idea that plays to its strength, writes John M. Bridgeland, an Ohio native and the director of the White House Domestic Policy Council under President George W. Bush. 

  • March 8, 2017 -  John Bridgeland published an op.ed in the Cincinnati Enquirer on the importance of accountability in boosting educational outcomes. 

  • March 8, 2017 -  The National Service Agenda from the Bipartisan Policy Center's Commission on Political Reform is moving forward. 

  • March 3, 2017 -  John and Jim Bridgeland tour the forthcoming Cincinnati Shakespeare Company, which will be completed in June. 

  • February 25-26, 2017 -  General Stanley McChrystal and John Bridgeland spoke to the National Governors Association Winter Meeting in Washington, DC about large-scale national service. 

  • February 9, 2017 -  John Bridgeland gave a TED talk at TEDx Pennsylvania Avenue entitled, "One Nation: Indivisible". The talk will be available for viewing soon. 

  • January 22, 2017 -  Sylvia Earle and John Bridgeland write an op.ed for The Huffington Post on the release of the National Geographic film, Sea of Hope. 

  • January 15, 7pm -  Sea of Hope, featuring oceanographer Sylvia Earle and teenage aquanauts on their journey from sea to shining sea to secure marine protected areas in U.S. waters, airs around the world on the National Geographic Channel. Bob Nixon is the film's producer and Sarah Nixon and John Bridgeland are Executive Producers. 

  • January 5, 2017 -  Sylvia Earle, Bob Nixon, John Bridgeland premiere their Sea of Hope film at National Geographic to an overflowing crowd to bring the national park idea to the ocean in the next century-- the "Blue Centennial".

  • December 7, 2016 -  On the 75th anniversary of Pearl Harbor, John Bridgeland discusses 9/11 and the spirit of service and civic engagement that emerged after that day on traveltelevision.org. 

  • November 30- December 3, 2016 - EARTH President's Advisory Board Chair John Bridgeland and President's Youth Advisory Board member Fallon Bridgeland participate in the 24th EARTH University Graduation with President José Zaglul, former Board Chair Randal C. Teague, Sr., and more than 100 graduates from more than two dozen countries.

  • November 14, 2016 -  General Stanley McChrystal, John Bridgeland, Alan Khazei, Arne Duncan, Walter Isaacson, Elliot Gerson, Tae Yoo, Jean Case, Shirley Sagawa, Mackenzie Moritz, Zach Maurin, and other leaders launched the Service Year Alliance in New York City, with a goal of 1 million 18-28 year olds in a full year of national service within a generation. Read John Bridgeland's remarks from the launch.

  • November 10, 2016 -  John Bridgeland speaks to Governors and Commissioners of Education and labor at the Jobs for America's Graduates Board meeting about high school graduation, and college and workforce readiness. 

  • November 2-3 -  John Bridgeland participates as a commissioner for two days on the National Commission on Social, Emotional, and Academic Development. 

  • November 1, 2016 -  John Bridgeland discusses a Civic Marshall Plan for homeless students as a keynote speaker at the 2016 National Association for the Education of Homeless Children and Youth Conference

  • October 23, 2016  -  John Bridgeland and Melody Barnes tackle the question "Can The Next President Break the Gridlock?" in an interview with Doug Blackmon as a part of the Miller Center American Forum. Watch the full episode here

  • October 19, 2016 -  Read John Bridgeland's opinion piece in Time Magazine about the President's post-911 response to Muslims in America serving as a better model than the current national debate.

  • September 27, 2016  -  José Zaglul, President of EARTH University, is celebrated for 28 years of outstanding service at the National Geographic Society. John Bridgeland of the President's Advisory Board for EARTH, and Caily Bridgeland, Lily Rubino and Fallon Bridgeland of the President's Young Advisory Board for EARTH, participated in the event. 

  • September 21, 2016 -  Co-Chairs Bruce Reed and John Bridgeland launch a series on the Future of Work at the Aspen Institute.

  • September 17, 2016  -  Oceanographer Sylvia Earle and Rob from the Earth Conservation Corps go snorkeling in the Potomac River and discuss what it will take to clean up America’s rivers and ocean. John Bridgeland, Bob and Sarah Nixon, and Brian Skerry joined the expedition to film the Blue Centennial.

  • September 16, 2016  -  John Bridgeland, Ed Meese, Melody Barnes, Ken Yale and Elaine Kamarck speak at the Miller Center for Public Affairs at the University of Virginia on domestic policymaking in the next Administration and offer advice to the next President and his or her transition team.  Melody Barnes and John Bridgeland tape a public affairs television show to be aired on 300 stations.

  • September 15, 2016  -  John Bridgeland gives the Madison Vision Series Keynote Address in the Forbes Theater at James Madison University in connection with Constitution Day.  Earlier in the day, he spoke to various JMU classes and at a luncheon with President Jon Alger. 

  • September 10-11, 2016 -  John Bridgeland, Bruce Reed and Matt Atwell help launch the Opportunity Nation Plan at the ON Summit in New York City. An op.ed on the plan by Bridgeland and Alan Khazei was published in the Boston Globe. 

  • September 3, 2016 -  EJ Dionne writes in The Washington Post about the Opportunity Nation plan, co-authored by John Bridgeland, Bruce Reed and Matthew Attwell. 

  • August 31, 2016 -  Senior Education Advisor, Jennifer DePaoli presented findings from For All Kids during a webinar hosted by America's Promise Alliance. 

  • August 26, 2016 -  In honor of the 100th birthday of the National Park Service, John Bridgeland and Dr. Sylvia Earle publish an op-ed calling for "America's best idea" to be brought to the ocean. Civic has worked tirelessly with Dr. Earle, Bob and Sarah Nixon, and many other valued partners to make this year a "blue centennial." Today President Obama expanded Papahanaumokuakea National Marine Monument, making it the world's largest marine protected area.

  • Week of August 1, 2016 -  John Bridgeland and Bruce Reed join Dr. Sylvia Earle, Richard Pyle, and Bob and Sarah Nixon aboard the KOK for scientific expeditions in Pisces IV and V subs to explore marine life in the depths of the ocean.  Civic Fellows Lily and Sarah Jenkins from Molokai joined the expedition.  The Blue Centennial team participated in public hearings for the expansion of Papahanaumokuakea National Marine Monument.

  • July 26, 2016 -  Civic Enterprises and the Everyone Graduates Center at Johns Hopkins University released a new education report today, For All Kids:  How Kentucky is Closing the High School Graduation Gap for Low-Income Students, in partnership with the Carole Ann and Ralph V. Haile, Jr./U.S. Bank Foundation, the James Graham Brown Foundation, the C.E.& S. Foundation, United Way, and the Strive Partnership.

  • July 26, 2016 -  John Bridgeland and Leslie Maloney published an op-ed in the Cincinnati and Kentucky Enquirer on how Kentucky is closing the low-income graduation rate gap. Former First Lady Jane Beshear also published an op-ed about Kentucky's graduation rate progress, referencing the For All Kids report.

  • July 20, 2016 -  General Stanley McChrystal, Chair of the Service Year Alliance, writes a compelling article in The Atlantic, “You Don’t Have to Wear a Military Uniform to Serve Your Country", found here

  • June 17, 2016 -  The Washington Post publishes a feature on the NAEHCY scholars sharing their powerful stories of being homeless during the launch event of our latest report, Hidden in Plain Sight: Homeless Students in America's Public Schools. To read the article, click here.

  • June 16, 2016 -  Hidden in Plain Sight, our latest report on homeless students in America's public schools, is featured in The Atlantic's article titled, "The Complicated Task of Identifying Homeless Students." To read, click here.

  • June 15, 2016 -  John Bridgeland and Bruce Reed publish op.ed on homeless students in USA Today. To read click here.

  • June 14, 2016 -  Service Alliance Vice Chair John Bridgeland moderated a panel on international service at the Brookings Institution with Washington Post Columnist E.J. Dionne, Seed Global Health Founder Vanessa Kerry, and Atlas Corps Founder Scott Beale.

  • June 13, 2016 -  Civic Enterprises's new report, Hidden in Plain Sight, is featured in NPRPolitico, and Youth Today.

  • June 13, 2016 -  Civic Enterprises and Hart Research Associates release Hidden in Plain Sight: Homeless Students in America's Public Schools. To read the report, click here. For further information and resources, click here.

  • June 7, 2016 -  John Bridgeland was interviewed by WVXU Cincinnati Edition on the GradNation Campaign and current efforts to increase high school graduation rates. To listen to the radio interview, click here.

  • June 3, 2016 -  John Bridgeland spoke on the panel, Poverty and the Presidency, for the Pulitzer Prize Event at the George W. Bush Center in Dallas, Texas with Eugene Robinson moderating.

  • May 29, 2016 -  John Bridgeland and Virginia First Lady Dorothy McAuliffe co-author an op.ed for The Virginian-Pilot on the commitment of Virginia higher education institutions to service year opportunities for young Americans. To read, click here.

  • April 15, 2016 -  John Bridgeland and Bruce Reed, Senior Fellows at Results for America, are interviewed by the IBM Center for The Business of Government for its radio news show, The Business of Government Hour. To listen to the radio segment, click here.

  • May 25, 2016 -  Dorothy McAuliffe joins leaders of Virginia’s higher education institutions to recognize Virginia's Compact on National Service. To read more, click here.

  • May 16, 2016 -  John Bridgeland and Bruce Reed, Senior Fellows at Results for America, write an article in Medium titled, "“A Federal Architecture to Do What Works." To read, click here.

  • May 14, 2016 -  John Bridgeland was awarded an Honorary Degree from the College of William and Mary by Chancellor Robert Gates. See link to the graduation ceremony here.

  • May 10, 2016 -  John Bridgeland interviews the Former First Lady of Kentucky, Jane Beshear, regarding Kentucky's progress and challenges on high school graduation rates. The panel took place at the Align & Act 2016 Summit hosted by America's Promise Alliance.

  • May 9, 2016 -  John Bridgeland and Robert Balfanz co-author an opinion article in U.S. News & World Report titled, "Not Good Enough on Graduation." To read, click here.

  • May 9, 2016 -  Civic Enterprises and Everyone Graduates Center at Johns Hopkins University release the 2016 Annual Update of Building a Grad Nation. To read the full report, click here.

  • April 19, 2016 -  John Bridgeland is quoted in the Government Executive article, "Obama Administration’s New Performance Grade: Improved, But Work Remains." To read, click here.

  • April 18, 2016 -  John Bridgeland and Bruce Reed, Senior Fellows at Results for America, moderate a panel to celebrate the release of the 2016 Federal Invest in What Works Index and the federal government's progress in using data and evidence to improve results. John Bridgeland also co-moderated a panel with former USAID Administrator Raj Shah on the use of evidence and evaluation policies in U.S. foreign aid programs. To read the newly released report, click here.

  • April 7, 2016 -  Service Year Alliance's Vice Chair John Bridgeland and CEO Shirley Sagawa write an article in The Huffington Posttitled, "An Encore of Service." To read, click here.

  • April 12, 2016 -  Service Year Alliance's CEO Shirley Sagawa and Vice Chair John Bridgeland co-author a new op.ed in the Observer titled, "How Presidential Candidates Can Rock the Boomer Vote." To read, click here.

  • April 7-8, 2016 -  Malaria No More celebrates its 10th anniversary at a Gala in New York City honoring Founder Ray Chambers and former President Jakaya Kikwete of Tanzania. Founding CEO and Vice Chairman John Bridgeland and board members Steven Phillips and Harris Wofford participated in the event. More than 6.3 million lives have been saved from malaria since 2000.

  • March 22, 2016 -  Sylvia Earle, John Bridgeland and Bob Nixon meet with National Park Service Director Jon Jarvis to discuss the National Park Centennial in 2016.

  • March 8, 2016 -  Aspen Initiative Future of Work Co-Chairs Bruce Reed and John Bridgeland kick off and co-host a data summit at New America to examine the size, characteristics and implications of the on-demand economy.

  • March 8, 2016 -  John Bridgeland testifies in support of HB 1488, legislation introduced in the Maryland legislature to create a Maryland Corps for national service.

  • February 19, 2016 -  The College of William & Mary announced today that John Bridgeland will receive an honorary degree this upcoming May, for his efforts to advance national service in higher education. To read the press release, click here.

  • February 11, 2016 -  John Bridgeland writes new Huffington Post article titled, "Embracing America's Dropout Challenge." To view, click here.

  • February 10, 2016 -  John Bridgeland writes a new op.ed in The Hill titled, "Rays of hope for our 'opportunity youth.'" To read, click here.

  • February 9, 2016 -  First Lady Dorothy McAuliffe and John Bridgeland keynoted a Higher Education and National Service Summit at James Madison University, together with JMU President Jon Alger and College of William and Mary President Taylor Reveley. The Service Year Alliance is leading an effort to engage higher education in supporting service year opportunities for their students and linking service to course credit in college. To read a news article about the event, click here.

  • January 25-26, 2016 -  John Bridgeland appeared on Cleveland public radio — Sound of Ideas — to discuss the high school dropout challenge with Mike McIntyre. He gave the keynote address at the Ideasteam public media forum, Growing Healthy Communities, and participated in a panel discussion with CEOs from the community. He addressed and engaged in a dialogue with superintendents across northern Ohio on the high school dropout challenge. Bridgeland toured schools, health clinics and community centers in Slavic Village as part of the P-16 effort led by Federal Savings Foundation President Kurt Karakul. For more information, click here.

  • January 21, 2016 -  Results for America All Stars John Bridgeland and Peter Orszag co-author an op.ed in Governing called, "Why the New Education Law Is a Game-Changer."

  • January 21, 2016 -  Civic Enterprises and Everyone Graduates Center at Johns Hopkins University release the 2016 Data Brief, highlighting key trends in high school graduation rates, and the 2016 State Progress Reports, highlighting how each state fairs against national averages.

  • January 18, 2016 -  John Bridgeland and Bruce Reed co-author "A Challenge on King Day", published in the Huffington Post. To read, click here.

  • January 12, 2016 -  John Bridgeland, Bruce Reed, and Conor McKay write an article in the The Huffington Post called, "What Do On-Demand Economy Workers Want? We Asked Them." To read, click here.

  • January 12, 2016 -  John Bridgeland and Senator Michael Bennet co-author, “Why We Need a 21st Century Conservation Corps,” featured on CNN.

  • January 6, 2016 -  Bruce Reed and John Bridgeland, Co-Chairs of the Aspen Initiative on the Future of Work, released their new poll on the sharing economy with TIME and Burson Marsteller at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. The survey and a powerful article on this emerging slice of our economy are featured in TIME, found here.

  • January 5, 2016 -  Policy Council member Michael Gerson publishes new chapter, with former USAID Director Raj Shah, in Moneyball for Government. The chapter is titled, "Foreign Assistance and the Revolution of Rigor." To buy an updated free copy of the book, click here.

  • December 16, 2015 -  Bruce Reed and John Bridgeland, Co-Chairs of the new Future of Work Initiative at The Aspen Institute, host a panel event with various speakers, including Labor Secretary Thomas Perez and Senator Mark Warner, on challenges facing the 21st century economy. To view the video, click here.

  • December 15, 2015 -  John Bridgeland was quoted in the Associated Press article discussing the increase in U.S. high school graduation rates. To read article, click here.

  • December 9, 2015 -  John Bridgeland, Shirley Sagawa and Mackenzie Mortiz led a roundtable discussion at The Aspen Institute of top leaders across the country on how to translate a service year into credentialing and badging of value to employers.

  • December 8, 2015 -  John Bridgeland participated in the General Managers meeting of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting’s American Graduate initiative.

  • December 8, 2015 -  John Bridgeland spoke at Accenture’s Leadership Series in a “Fireside Chat” with Jim Carroll.

  • December 2, 2015 -  Malaria No More Vice Chairman John Bridgeland participates in Malaria No More's Champions Breakfast and Board Meeting at the Newseum. President George W. Bush, who put in place the President's Malaria Initiative, appointed Tim Ziemer, who was one of the honorees at the breakfast event and has remained the administrator of PMI since the very beginning. 

  • December 3, 2015 -  John Bridgeland and Erin Ingram led the Convening on the Education of Homeless Students at The Aspen Institute with top leaders from across the country with the Raikes Foundation and Corporation for Public Broadcasting. There were 1.3 million homeless students in the United States for the 2013-14 school year.

  • November 23, 2015 -  Sylvia Earle, John Bridgeland, and Bob and Sarah Nixon met with hundreds of students at Molokai High School to learn about their ideas to conserve their oceans and natural resources. One student, Lily Nalulani Jenkins, won a world competition for science.

  • November 17, 2015 -  John Bridgeland spoke at the Earth Conservation Corps kickoff event for the new Executive Director, Mafara Hobson.

  • November 10, 2015 -  John Bridgeland was interviewed for Here and Now, National Public Radio and WBUR’s live midday news program, hosted by Robin Young. Click here to listen online.

  • November 10, 2015 -  Alliance for Excellent Education, America's Promise Alliance, Civic Enterprises, and Everyone Graduates Center release a new report on high school graduation rates, titled Progress is No Accident: Why ESEA Can’t Backtrack on High School Graduation Rates. To read the new report, here.

  • November 9, 2015 -  John Bridgeland is honored as a "Legend in Mentoring" at MENTOR's 25th anniversary gala event in New York City.

  • October 23, 2015 -  Sylvia Earle and Jim Connaughton engaged in a panel discussion on bringing the national park idea to our ocean at the George W. Bush Center in Dallas, Texas.

  • October 23, 2015 -  John Bridgeland briefs the Pew Charitable Trusts Board of Directors on Results for America's "Moneyball for Government" campaign.

  • October 21, 2015 -  John Bridgeland is listed in The National Mentoring Partnership's "25 Legends in Mentoring," as part of MENTOR's 25th Anniversary Celebration. To see the full list, click here.

  • October 9, 2015 -  CEO of Civic Enterprises and Co-Chair of The Franklin Project John Bridgeland moderates the panel on the opportunities and challenges for the Service Year Campaign at the 2015 National Conference on Citizenship in Washington D.C.

  • October 5, 2015 -  John Bridgeland, Taylor Reveley and Dorothy McAuliffe closed the VA Governor’s Higher Education on the Service Year with a call to action. Read story here.

  • October 5, 2015 -  First Lady Dorothy McAuliffe, CNCS CEO Wendy Spencer Wendy Spencer, and Franklin Project Co-Chair John Bridgeland kick off the Virginia Governor's Higher Education Summit on the Service Year with College of William and Mary President Taylor Reveley. 

  • September 16, 2015 -  America’s Promise releases its follow-up to Don’t Call Them Dropouts — Don’t Quit on Me: What Young People Who Left School Say About the Power of Relationships. The new study offers insights from young people on how supportive relationships with adults and peers can help close the gap between those who graduate high school on time and those who don’t. To read, click here.

  • September 14, 2015 -  John Bridgeland moderates The Franklin Project's panel on strengthening the national service to employment pipeline at The Aspen Institute. To watch the video, click here.

  • September 12, 2015 -  John Bridgeland won the 2015 Intercollegiate Tennis Association's Lifetime Achievement Award, the highest honor bestowed by the ITA. Former Wimbledon and U.S. Open Champion Stan Smith gave Bridgeland the award. Bridgeland spoke and challenged the ITA, Hall of Fame and USTA to create "Coach for America" to enable college graduates who played on the tennis team and are not going to turn pro to do a service year, bringing the benefits and love of tennis to youth in vulnerable communities. He envisions they would be called "Arthur Ashe Service Fellows", in memory of the great tennis champion who dedicated his life to serving others, particularly vulnerable children. 

  • September 2, 2015 -  John Bridgeland participates in the New England Aquarium Event on the protection of Cashes Ledge.

  • August 27, 2015 -  Civic Enterprises Policy Council member and former Assistant to the President of the U.S. John J. DiIulio, Jr. wrote an article on the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina.

  • August 3, 2015 -  John Bridgeland is featured in Think TV's commercial on the American Graduate initiative. To view, click here.

  • July 24, 2015 -  The New York Times'op.ed, "Teaching Social Skills to Improve Grades and Lives" by David Bornstein cites Civic Enterprises' The Missing Piece report

  • July 10, 2015 -  John Bridgeland and Alan Khazei, Co-Chairs of The Franklin Project, release an op-ed titled, "National service can help heal our nation." To read, click here.

  • June 30, 2015 -  John Bridgeland, Co-Chair of The Franklin Project, co-hosts a breakfast with Co-Chair Alan Khazei and Director Jason Mangone at Aspen Ideas Festival. The breakfast panel discussed national service as a rite of passage.

  • June 30, 2015 -  John Bridgeland speaks at Aspen Ideas Festival on the power of youth and national service. To watch the full video, click here.

  • June 28, 2015 -  Sylvia Earle and Jane Lubchenco kick off the lead panel at Aspen Ideas Festival, "Oceans as Parks," with Andy Revken as moderator.

  • June 25-27, 2015 -  John Bridgeland, Recovery Team Executive Committee member for the Ivory-billed Woodpecker, participates in the Golden-wing Society weekend at the Cornell Lab of Ornothology.

  • June 23, 2015 -  John Bridgeland spoke to 45 Franklin Ambassadors and moderated a panel on the history of national service at the McChrystal Group in Virginia.

  • June 19, 2015 -  John Bridgeland is quoted in the National Journal article titled "GOP Imperils Obama Legacy Via National-Service Cuts." To read, click here.

  • June 17, 2015 -  John Bridgeland writes op-ed in the Cincinnati Enquirer titled, "Upping the game for low-performing schools." To read, click here.

  • June 10, 2015 -  John Bridgeland, CEO of Civic Enterprises, keynoted the panel on national service with Dorothy McAuliffe, First Lady of Virginia, and Elliot Gerson, Vice President of The Aspen Institute, at the Social Innovation Summit. 

  • May 26, 2015 -  Results for America announces its bipartisan Seniors Fellows program. John Bridgeland is announced as one of the first five fellows.

  • May 22, 2015 -  Jennifer DePaoli is quoted in the Chattanooga Times Free Press's article, "Tennessee nears national goal for graduation numbers." To read this piece, click here.

  • May 20, 2015 -  Chalkbeat Tennesseequotes Jennifer DePaoli in its article on Tennesse's 86 percent graduation rate. To read, click here.

  • May 20, 2015 -  John Bridgeland spoke at a Roundtable of educators, business executives, nonprofit leaders and policy makers at WFYI public media about progress and challenge in increasing high school graduation rates and CPB's American Graduate initiative. He was with former Chief State School Officer and State Superintendent, Dr. Sue Ellen Reed

  • May 20, 2015 -  Erin Ingram is featured in The Hechinger Report's article, "How some high schools are closing the income gap among graduates." To read, click here.

  • May 20, 2015 -  John Bridgeland is featured in Chalkbeat Indiana's article, "National dropout expert: 'Cultural change' needed to improve graduation rates." To read, click here.

  • May 19, 2015 -  John Bridgeland appears on WFYI's Conversations about Education, a series of public forums discussing the educational issues facing the Indianapolis community. To listen to his appearance on WFYI's radio talk show, No Limits, click here.

  • May 16, 2015 -  John Bridgeland appears on WYSO's radio show, WYSO Weekend, during the Dayton American Graduate Summit hosted by Learn to Earn Dayton. To listen, click here.

  • May 15, 2015 -  Erin Ingram, Policy Analyst at Civic Enterprises, was recently quoted in the Atlantic article titled, "Where Dropping Out is Going Up." To read, click here.

  • May 15, 2015 -  John Bridgeland and Robert Balfanz publish an op-ed in The Hilltitled, "Moneyball for dropout prevention." To read, click here.

  • May 12, 2015 -  John Bridgeland and Robert Balfanz publish op-ed in The Fresno Bee titled, "Graduating toward an America rich with opportunity." To read, click here.

  • May 12, 2015 -  Education Week highlights the challenges faced in special education, as reported in the 2015 Building a Grad Nation. To read, click here.

  • May 12, 2015 -  John Bridgeland and Bob Balfanz, Executive Director of Everyone Graduates Center at John Hopkins University, publish a Huffington Post blog post titled, "Education as a Data-Driven Enterprise." To read, click here.​

  • May 12, 2015 -  The Building a Grad Nation report was featured in a Washington Post piece. To read, click here.

  • May 12, 2015 -  Civic Enterprises and Everyone Graduates Center at John Hopkins University release the 2015 Annual Update of Building a Grad Nation. This report is released in partnership with America's Promise Alliance and Alliance for Excellent Education, with AT&T and Target as the lead and supporting sponsor.

  • April 28, 2015 -  John Bridgeland was featured in this NPR piece on opportunity youth and other terms to describe vulnerable populations. To read, click here.

  • April 19, 2015 -  President George W. Bush received the Global Leadership Award from Malaria No More Chairman Peter Chernin for his leadership in saving millions of lives from malaria in Africa. Former Chief of Staff Josh Bolten interviewed the President for 35 minutes in a packed Freedom Hall. Malaria No More Vice Chairman John Bridgeland led a Roundtable discussion with President Bush and public and private sector leaders to highlight both progress and the challenges that remain. Malaria No More CEO Martin Edlund was master of ceremonies.  

  • April 17, 2015 -  Earth Conservation Corps Chair, Bob Nixon, and Co-Chair, John Bridgeland, participated in the “River of Hope” celebration with Dr. Jane Goodall at the ECC Pumphouse on the Anacostia River. Earth Conservation Corps engages young people from the Anacostia community in a year of national service to clean-up the Anacostia River and create a pathway to employment in green jobs.

  • April 15, 2015 -  John Bridgeland and Shirley Sagawa co-host the Service Year + Higher Education Innovation Challenge held at The Aspen Institute and sponsored by the National Conference on Citizenship, the Lumina Foundation, and The Franklin Project. To watch, click here.

  • Marc 27, 2015 -  John Bridgeland and Robert Balfanz publish op-ed in The Hill titled, "Why Federal Focus on Lowest Performing Schools Matters." To read, click here.

  • March 25, 2015 -  John Bridgeland, John DiIulio and Peter Wehner spoke at the Politics and Policy Making in the George Bush Presidency Forum at Hofstra University. To watch the panel video, click here.

  • March 17, 2015 -  John Bridgeland, Senior Advisor to Results for America and former Director of the White House Domestic Policy Council, testified before the House Ways and Means Subcommittee on Human Resources to call for use of greater evidence to help low-income youth and their families. To read his full testimony, please click here.

  • March 17, 2015 -  Robert Balfanz of the Everyone Graduates Center at Johns Hopkins University and John Bridgeland of Civic Enterprises discuss the latest data around high school graduation rates in a new op-ed on Huffington Post. Click here to read the op-ed. 

  • March 16, 2015  -  Civic Enterprises and the Everyone Graduates Center at Johns Hopkins University released the 2015 Building a Grad Nation Executive Brief. The brief depicts progress being made across states and student subgroups, and provides evidence of the benefits gained by earning a high school diploma. The Executive Brief lays the foundation for the comprehensive annual Building a Grad Nation report forthcoming in May 2015. 

  • March 11, 2015 -  John Bridgeland and The Franklin Project mentioned in the The Huffington Post blog post titled, "Would a Year of Voluntary Public Service Bring Out America's Best?" To read, click here.

  • March 9, 2015 -  Civic Enterprises Policy Council member Robert Putnam just released his new book, Our Kids: The American Dream in Crisis. For more information, please click here.

  • February 28, 2015 -  John Bridgeland and The Franklin Project mentioned in the News Observer article titled, "Doing Better: Momentum builds for a national service corps."  To read, click here.

  • February 27, 2015 -  John Bridgeland, CEO of Civic Enterprises, and Timothy Shriver, Chairman of the Collaborative for Academic, Social and Emotional Learning, publish an Education Week commentary titled, "Social-Emotional Learning Pays Off."  To read, click here.

  • February 24, 2015 -  John Bridgeland spoke on a panel on homeless youth and school dropout in connection with the launch by Pat Harrison, CEO of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, of the forthcoming documentary film, The Homestretch, to be aired on April 13, 2015.

  • February 20, 2015 -  General Stanley McChrystal, Jean Case and John Bridgeland kicked off the East Coast Tech Leaders meeting at the Case Foundation for The Franklin Project and the National Conference on Citizenship.  LaShauntya Moore, formerly of the Earth Conservation Corps, spoke about her two service years, why she joined the Corps and how it changed her life.  Shirley Sagawa gave a presentation on the emerging Service Year Exchange, followed by Carl de Groote from Cisco.  Ilir Zherka led a panel discussion on why this is a new moment for national service.

  • February 11, 2015 -  John Bridgeland receives the 2015 Champion Partner Award at the annual Corps Network Capitol Hill Awards ceremony.

  • February 5, 2015 -  John Bridgeland, our CEO and Co-Chair of The Franklin Project, and Shirley Sagawa, Senior Fellow at the Center for American Progress, co-author a piece in The Huffington Post titled "Service Year at Home or Abroad." To read, click here.

  • January 31, 2015 -  CEO John Bridgeland chaired the President's Advisory Board meeting of EARTH University for a full day session on leveraging the 25th anniversary of this international institution.

  • January 27, 2014 -  Our CEO John Bridgeland, Voices for National Service President AnnMaura Connolly, CNCS CEO Wendy Spencer and AmeriCorps Alums Co-Executive Director Mary Bruce joined Viriginia Governor Terry McAuliffe and First Lady Dorothy McAuliffe for the launch of Employers for National Service for the Commonwealth of Virginia. Click here for more information.

  • January 21, 2015 -  Our CEO, John Bridgeland, and Peter Orszag discuss the book, Moneyball for Government with The Washington Post columnist Michael Gerson. Aspen CEO Walter Isaacson opened the book talk today at The Aspen Institute. Click here to watch the video.

  • January 15, 2015 -  Kathleen McMahon, Chief of Staff, presents Civic Enterprises' recent work with AT&T Aspire at DECA's Annual National Advisory Board Meeting.

  • January 7, 2014 -  Ron Haskins writes an op.ed in the New York Times, "Social Programs that Work," which mentions John Bridgeland's work on the White House Task Force for Disadvantaged Youth, which he co-chaired. Read it here.

  • January 4, 2015 -  Dana Milibank, a columnist for The Washington Post, mentions John Bridgeland and The Franklin Project as the solution for a "slacktivist" generation.  Read the op-ed here.

  • December 9, 2014 -  John Bridgeland and Nicole Anderson, Executive Director of Philanthropy for AT&T, participated in a radio tour of more than 15 programs in national and regional markets to discuss the high school dropout challenge, AT&T’s Aspire program, and the evidence-based programs that AT&T supports to help students stay in school and on track to graduate from high school, ready for college and career.

  • November 19 2014 -  Gwen Ifill, journalist at PBS Newshour, interviews John Bridgeland and Gene Sperling regarding the newly released book Moneyball for Government.  Watch the interview, aired on November 27th, here.

  • November 11, 2014 -  The Moneyball for Government book is released, co-authored by John Bridgeland, CEO of Civic Enterprises, Melody Barnes, Senator Kelly Ayotte, Senator Mark Warner, Glenn Hubbard, Peter Orszag, Jim Nussle, and several others.

  • November 11, 2014 -  CE Policy Council member Tim Shriver releases his book, Fully Alive: Discovering What Matters Most. To preorder this groundbreaking book, click here.

  • October 31, 2014 -  John Bridgeland and Tess Mason-Elder present latest updates and program highlights to the Leadership Councilof The Franklin Project at the 2014 annual meeting.

  • October 27, 2014 -  John Bridgeland, Tess Mason-Elder, and Kathleen McMahon attend a screening of Mission Blue at the White House, hosted by the White House Council on Women and Girls and the White House Office of Science and Technology, and meet with Sylvia Earle, Bob and Sarah Nixon and White House advisors.

  • October 21, 2014 -  Our Senior Policy Analyst, Tess Mason-Elder, speaks about The Franklin Project for the national service workshop at the 2014 Ohio Conference on Service and Volunteerism, hosted by ServeOhio.  For more information, click here.

  • October 10, 2014 -  John Bridgeland introduced General Stanley McChrystal and gave him the HOOAH Award at the National Conference on Citizenship, following a meeting with the leadership of the top nonprofits in the U.S. about expanding national service.

  • October 8, 2014 -  John Bridgeland and Jennifer DePaoli present the latest findings from the Building a Grad Nation report and the next steps of the Civic Marshall Plan for 2014-15, including a snapshot on the State of Minnesota, to the America’s Promise Alliance Trustees.

  • October 2, 2014 -  Our Policy Council Member and The Washington Post Columnist, Michael Gerson,  writes a powerful column, "Discipline with Love," after his visit to the Ginn Academy in Cleveland Public Schools.  Click here to read.

  • September 30, 2014 -  Our CEO, John Bridgeland, and Oceanographer Sylvia Earle co-author a piece in The Huffington Post titled "The Big Blue Elephant in the Room," emphasizing the importance of preserving our oceans.  Read the post here.

  • September 29, 2014 -  Our CEO, John Bridgeland, discusses the Building a GradNation report at the 2014 Annual Meeting of American Graduate Stations in Washington, DC.

  • September 22, 2014 -  John Bridgeland participates in the 2014 Annual Meeting of the Clinton Global Initiative, which announced more than $11 million in support for the National Service Alliance, including the Serve a Year Campaign.

  • September 20, 2014 -  Our policy advisor, Tess Mason-Elder, speaks on the Civic Engagement for the Common Good: Promoting an American Culture of Servicepanel at the Forum for American Renewal, hosted by the Global Peace Foundation.

  • September 12, 2014 -  In recognition of the anniversary of 9/11 and AmeriCorps this week, John Bridgeland, along with Alan Khazei and Senator Harris Wofford, call for "National Service Now."  Read The Huffington Post blog post here.

  • September 11, 2014 -  The Franklin Project Leadership Council members, Condoleezza Rice and Robert Gates, co-author an op-ed for TIME on national service found here.

  • August 26, 2014 -  Civic Enterprises' Chief of Staff, Kathleen McMahon, and Education Advisor, Jennifer DePaoli, attend New Profit, Inc.'s Reimagine Learning Convening held in Boston, MA.

  • August 5, 2014 -  John Bridgeland, CEO of Civic Enterprises, and Melody Barnes write an op-ed, titled "Raising the Bar for Student Success," which emphasizes the importance of curriculum standards in preparing graduates for college and career readiness.  Read here.

  • July 11, 2014 -  Kathleen McMahon, Chief of Staff at Civic Enterprises, spoke about The Mentoring Effect report at the Children in Need Symposium, hosted by the Lions Clubs International, in Toronto, Canada.  Read the full report here.

  • July 9, 2014 -  John Bridgeland, CEO of Civic Enterprises and Co-Chair of The Franklin Project, speaks about national service as a lever of opportunity at the NYC Service Summit: For New York City’s Top Nonprofit, Higher Education, Foundation and Corporate Leaders hosted by Hunter College in New York City.

  • July 1, 2014 -  Jennifer DePaoli, Education Advisor at Civic Enterprises, joined Hofstra University's Morning Wake Up Call on 88.7 FM radio to discuss the nation's high school graduation rate in the 2014 annual update of Building a Grad Nation.  Listen here.

  • June 24, 2014 -  Franklin Project Co-Chair and BPC Commissioner John Bridgeland joined Senators Trent Lott, Tom Daschle, Olympia Snowe, Dirk Kempthorne and Secretary Dan Glickman in releasing the recommendations of the Commission on Political Reform, including for a Call to Service.  Read the full report here.

  • June 18, 2014 -  John Bridgeland spoke in the Closing Plenary Session of the Points of Light Conference in Atlanta on the Franklin Project and the Service Year Platform.  Read more about the closing session here.

  • June 17, 2014 -  John Bridgeland spoke and moderated a panel on Moneyball for Nonprofits for Results for America at the Points of Light Conference in Atlanta.

  • June 4, 2014 -  Franklin Project Co-Chair John Bridgeland spoke on the opening panel moderated by Walter Isaacson at the Summit at Gettysburg, together with Barbara Bush, Cecilia Munoz, Wendy Kopp, and LaShauntya Moore.  Watch a video recording of the panel here.

  • May 30, 2014 -  John Bridgeland wrote an op-ed in the Huffington Post titled The Quiet Work of Ethel Kennedy, commemorating her service in the community.  Read the full article here.

  • May 22, 2014 -  John Bridgeland and Robert Balfanz spoke in plenary session on the progress and challenge in meeting the high school dropout epidemic at the 25th Anniversary National Summit at City Year in Boston.

  • May 6, 2014 -  John Bridgeland's op-ed on Ohio's Dropout Challenge appeared in the Cincinnati Enquirer today.  Click here to read the full piece. 

  • April 30, 2014 -  John Bridgeland and Robert Balfanz wrote Guest View: Let's end our nation's dropout epidemic for the McClatchy Tribune News Service.  It has so far appeared in 15 newspapers and news sources around the country.  Read the article here

  • April 28, 2014 -  John Bridgeland was interviewed on PBS NewsHour by Jeffrey Brown on high school graduation rates. Click here to see the interview.

  • April 28, 2014 -  John Bridgeland was interviewed on NPR's Marketplace on the Building a Grad Nation Report, which he co-authored. Click here to access the interview and full article.

  • April 23. 2014 -  One of the most important components of the Edward M. Kennedy Serve America Act was a commitment to civic data collection to measure our nation's civic health.  Budget cuts are now threatening this essential resource.  Click here to read the op-ed by CEO John Bridgeland and NCoC Executive Director Ilir Zherka in Roll Call on the importance of preserving this vital tool.

  • March 12, 2014 -  Former Baltimore Mayor Kurt Schmoke and Franklin Co-Chair John Bridgeland, both members of the Bipartisan Policy Center's Commission on Political Reform, wrote an op-ed, "Answering Our Country's Call," for The Hill, which appeared today.  

  • February 18, 2014 -  Iowa Governor Terry Branstad instructed his departments and agencies to expand national service across the state, working in partnership with the Franklin Project at The Aspen Institute.  John Bridgeland, Co-Chair of the Franklin Project, wrote op-ed on this new initiative, which appeared in The Gazette today in Iowa.  

  • February 10, 2014 -  John Bridgeland and Tess Mason-Elder traveled to Lilongwe, Malawi this week to participate in Special Olympic's African Leaders Summit on ways to improve services and opportunities to disabled populations in developing countries. 

  • January 31, 2014 -  John Bridgeland, AT&T, and David Shapiro of MENTOR led a roundtable discussion around AT&T's Aspire Mentoring Academy bringing together a working group of important partners in the mentoring field to share best practices and find opportunities to learn from and collaborate with each other.  

  • January 31, 2014 -  John Bridgeland, along with David Shapiro, President and CEO of MENTOR, John Gomperts, President and CEO of America's Promise Alliance, Mark Edwards, Executive Director of Opportunity Nation, Jean Rhodes, Director of the Center for Evidence-based Mentoring at the University of Massachusetts, and Mary Martinez, President and CEO of Mass Mentoring Partnership participated in a panelist discussion at the National Mentoring Summit to discuss the insights gained from the first-ever nationally representative survey of young people on the topic of mentoring.  

  • January 10, 2014 -  Mary Bruce of Civic Enterprises and David Shapiro of the National Mentoring Partnership with John Bridgeland, briefed the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, The Corporation for National and Community Service, and the Department of Education on findings from the soon-to-be-released report, "The Mentoring Effect: Young People's Perspectives on the Outcomes and Availability of Mentoring."  This report, to be released on Monday, January 13, is the first nationally representative survey of young adults on their experiences with mentoring, and provides promising paths forward that communities, states, and federal agencies can take in order to leverage the power of mentoring to keep young people on a healthy and productive path to adulthood. 

  • "The Mentoring Effect" was written for the National Mentoring Partnership by Civic Enterprises, with evaluation and data analysis conducted by Hart Research Associates, and sponsored by AT&T.  

  • January 8, 2014 -  John Bridgeland, Tess Mason-Elder, and Erin Ingram participated in the launch of the 21st Century Conservation Service Corps at the FDR Memorial with Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewel.  

  • December 11, 2013 -  Malaria No More Vice Chairman John Bridgeland, Tess Mason-Elder, and Caitlin-Marie Ward from Civic Enterprises participated in the launch of the World Health Organization's report on Capitol Hill, showing that since 2000 more than 3.3 million lives have been saved from malaria control efforts. 

  • December 10, 2013 -  John Bridgeland spoke to Professor John DiIulio's Fels Institute of Government master's degree class at the University of Pennsylvania on public service and The Atlantic Monthly article, Can Government Play Moneyball?  

  • December 9, 2013 -  John Bridgeland presented to the Board of Directors of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting on the initial results of public media's American Graduate initiative and why public media's leadership in more than 75 markets across the United States is helping to address the high school dropout epidemic.  

  • December 3, 2013  -  Former White House Domestic Policy Directors John Bridgeland and Melody Barnes keynoted the Leap of Reason conference, showcasing progress in the movement to bring Moneyball to Government and the Nonprofit Sector. 

  • November 22, 2013 -  General Stanley McChrystal, Governor Dirk Kempthorne, Senator Harris Wofford, and Franklin Project Co-Chairs, John Bridgeland and Alan Khazei, hosted the 21st Century Conservation Corps Forum to help fulfill the promise of a public-private partnership to create 100,000 opportunities for young Americans to serve on our nation's public lands. 

  • November 18, 2013 -  Franklin Project Leadership Council Chair General Stanley McChyrstal and Franklin Project Co-Chairs John Bridgeland and Alan Khazei spoke to a breakfast forum of technology leaders in Silicon Valley, met with Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg and Founder Mark Zuckerberg, and participated in a Tech for American Roundtable discussion about how to move the big idea of a service year as a rite of passage for 18-28 year olds. 

  • November 11, 2013 -  Malaria No MoreVice Chairman John Bridgeland met with Secretary Hilary Clinton at the Malaria No More Gala. 

  • November 7, 2013 -  John Bridgeland met with Governor Terry Branstad and Lt. Governor Kim Reynolds about national service and keynoted the Nonprofit Summit 2013 in Des Moines, Iowa

  • November 5-6, 2013 -  John Bridgeland and Mary Bruce of Civic Enterprises co-convened with Robert Balfanz and Joanna Fox of the Everyone Graduates Center the Early Warning System Summit at the George W. Bush Institute in Dallas, TX.  The summit brought together nearly 100 of the top leaders in the nation who have adopted early warning information and intervention systems.  Teaching summits will occur in 2014 to make best practices more widely adopted, particularly in low-performing high schools and their feeder elementary and middle schools.

  • November 2, 2013 -  John Bridgeland, Harris Wofford, and Bob Nixon spoke at an Earth Conservation Corps event in Delaphine, VA hosted at The Nest, Mark and Annie Turner's Farm.  Former Fish and Wildlife Division Director, John Turner, and many others participated in this event.  

  • October 23, 2013 -  John Bridgeland appeared on Fox News with Neil Cavuto to discuss bringing Moneyball to Government:  http://moneyballforgov.com/cavuto-washington-needs-moneyball-approach/

  • October 22, 2013 -  General Stanley McChyrstal, John Bridgeland, and Alan Khazei host the Second Leadership Council meeting for the Franklin Project at The Aspen Institute and approve the Summit at Gettysburg. 

  • October 21, 2013 -  John Bridgeland and Melody Barnes discuss their perspectives on how to reconnect Opportunity Youth at Aspen's Wye Center. 

  • October 17, 2013 - John Bridgeland and Peter Ozsag want to bring "Moneyball to Government."  See their op.ed in Politico: http://www.politico.com/story/2013/10/opinion-john-bridgeland-peter-orszaga-moneyball-approach-to-government-9849

  • October 10, 2013 -  John Bridgeland and John Gomperts of the America's Promise Alliance visited the AVID program in Glasgow Middle School with AVID CEO and former Texas Commissioner of Education, Jim Nelson, and the new Superintendent of Fairfax County Schools, Dr. Karen Garza.

  • October 7-8, 2013 -  John Bridgeland and Tess Mason-Elder visited Children International sites in the Dominican Republic to see the power of child sponsorship and integrated community-based services in action.  Mason-Elder and Mary Bruce did a similar tour in Colombia the week earlier.

  • October 4, 2013 -  John Bridgeland is interviewed by public media in connection with the Corporation for Public Broadcasting's American Graduate initiative.

  • October 1-2, 3013 -  John Bridgeland participates in General Stanley McChrystal's CrossLead Leadership Academy with other CEOs around the country.

  • September 24, 2013 -  John Bridgeland and Alan Khazei co-led Chelsea Clinton's Executive Roundtable discussion on national service at CGI in New York with some of America's top leaders, including Madeleine Albright, John Chambers, and Wes Clark.   

  • September 20, 2013 -  John Bridgeland spoke on the Plenary Panel with CNCS CEO, Wendy Spencer, on the future of national service and spoke on an earlier panel on 60 years of civic engagement at the National Conference on Citizenship at the Institute of Peace. 

  • August 26, 2013 -  Standardized tests Vs. Social and Emotional Learning - Click here to read the article, citing CASEL and Civic Enterprises study in the Washington Post regarding the education of our young children.  

  • August 26, 2013 -  "The Millennials have arrived, and they could rescue the civic health of our nation after decades of decline," says John Bridgeland, CEO of Civc Enterprises.  Click here to read the entire article posted in The Atlantic, The Outsiders:  How Can Millennials Change Washington If They Hate It? written by Ron Fournier.    

  • August 20, 2013 -  On Tuesday, August 20, 2013, 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. EST, join us for a webinar on Developing and Using Early Warning and Response Systems to Strengthen Student Success and Improve High School Graduation Rates. Click here to register.

  • August 16, 2013 -  The Op-ed, If Congress Won't Lead, States and Cities Will co-authored by John Bridgeland and Melody Barnes was published in Politico.

  • August 16, 2013 -  Board Source is proud to announce that Mary Bruce, Senior Education Advisor at Civic Enterprises, has been selected as one of 15 winners of the Judith O'Connor Memorial Scholarship for Emerging Nonprofit Leaders for 2013.

  • July 23, 2013 -  John Bridgeland joined Senator Trent Lott, Vicki Kennedy, Karen Hughes and others for a conversation at the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia about how to make government more effective and attract the next generation to public service.  Click here to view...

  • July 17, 2013 -  Huff Post Live features John Bridgeland and other national service leaders in its segement, Turning Down Idealism, focused on voluntary service in America and how service opportunities have not kept pace with demand. 

  • July 15, 2013 -  John Bridgeland attends the honoring of the 5,000th Points of Light Award at the White House.  Click here for more...

  • July 4, 2013 -  E.J. Dionne publishes A Call to National Service column in the Washington Post, covering the Franklin Project vision, goal and plan of action.  View here...

  • June 26, 2013 -  General Stan McChrystal, John Bridgeland, Alan Khazei and Sidra Bonner speak at the Aspen Ideas Festival on the Franklin Project and the power of national service.  View panel discussion here...

  • June 25, 2013 -  21st Century National Service Summit in Aspen, Colorado.  John Bridgeland and Alan Khazei present the plan of action.

  • June 24, 2013 -  Kick-off Dinner of the 21st Century National Service Summit and interview between David Gergen and General Stan McChrystal.

  • June 20, 2013 -  John Bridgeland and Peter Orszag authored Can Government Play Moneyball? published today in The Atlantic. The article focuses on how a new era of fiscal scarcity presents an opportunity for wiser government spending driven by rigorous research around which programs actually work and which do not. Bridgeland's in depth discussion of the article was featured on NPR's Marketplace. 

  • October 10, 2013 -  John Bridgeland and John Gomperts of the America's Promise Alliance visited the AVID program in Glasgow Middle School with AVID CEO and former Texas Commissioner of Education, Jim Nelson, and the new Superintendent of Fairfax County Schools, Dr. Karen Garza.

  • October 7-8, 2013 -  John Bridgeland and Tess Mason-Elder visited Children International sites in the Dominican Republic to see the power of child sponsorship and integrated community-based services in action.  Mason-Elder and Mary Bruce did a similar tour in Colombia the week earlier.

  • October 4, 2013 -  John Bridgeland is interviewed by public media in connection with the Corporation for Public Broadcasting's American Graduate initiative.

  • October 1-2, 3013 -  John Bridgeland participates in General Stanley McChrystal's CrossLead Leadership Academy with other CEOs around the country.

  • September 24, 2013 -  John Bridgeland and Alan Khazei co-led Chelsea Clinton's Executive Roundtable discussion on national service at CGI in New York with some of America's top leaders, including Madeleine Albright, John Chambers, and Wes Clark.   

  • September 20, 2013 -  John Bridgeland spoke on the Plenary Panel with CNCS CEO, Wendy Spencer, on the future of national service and spoke on an earlier panel on 60 years of civic engagement at the National Conference on Citizenship at the Institute of Peace. 

  • August 26, 2013 -  Standardized tests Vs. Social and Emotional Learning - Click here to read the article, citing CASEL and Civic Enterprises study in the Washington Post regarding the education of our young children.  

  • August 26, 2013 -  "The Millennials have arrived, and they could rescue the civic health of our nation after decades of decline," says John Bridgeland, CEO of Civc Enterprises.  Click here to read the entire article posted in The Atlantic, The Outsiders:  How Can Millennials Change Washington If They Hate It? written by Ron Fournier.    

  • August 20, 2013 -  On Tuesday, August 20, 2013, 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. EST, join us for a webinar on Developing and Using Early Warning and Response Systems to Strengthen Student Success and Improve High School Graduation Rates. Click here to register.

  • August 16, 2013 -  The Op-ed, If Congress Won't Lead, States and Cities Will co-authored by John Bridgeland and Melody Barnes was published in Politico.

  • August 16, 2013 -  Board Source is proud to announce that Mary Bruce, Senior Education Advisor at Civic Enterprises, has been selected as one of 15 winners of the Judith O'Connor Memorial Scholarship for Emerging Nonprofit Leaders for 2013.

  • July 23, 2013 -  John Bridgeland joined Senator Trent Lott, Vicki Kennedy, Karen Hughes and others for a conversation at the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia about how to make government more effective and attract the next generation to public service.  Click here to view...

  • July 17, 2013 -  Huff Post Live features John Bridgeland and other national service leaders in its segement, Turning Down Idealism, focused on voluntary service in America and how service opportunities have not kept pace with demand. 

  • July 15, 2013 -  John Bridgeland attends the honoring of the 5,000th Points of Light Award at the White House.  Click here for more...

  • July 4, 2013 -  E.J. Dionne publishes A Call to National Service column in the Washington Post, covering the Franklin Project vision, goal and plan of action.  View here...

  • June 26, 2013 -  General Stan McChrystal, John Bridgeland, Alan Khazei and Sidra Bonner speak at the Aspen Ideas Festival on the Franklin Project and the power of national service.  View panel discussion here...

  • June 25, 2013 -  21st Century National Service Summit in Aspen, Colorado.  John Bridgeland and Alan Khazei present the plan of action.

  • June 24, 2013 -  Kick-off Dinner of the 21st Century National Service Summit and interview between David Gergen and General Stan McChrystal.

  • June 20, 2013 -  John Bridgeland and Peter Orszag authored Can Government Play Moneyball? published today in The Atlantic. The article focuses on how a new era of fiscal scarcity presents an opportunity for wiser government spending driven by rigorous research around which programs actually work and which do not. Bridgeland's in depth discussion of the article was featured on NPR's Marketplace. 

  • June 20, 2013 -  John Bridgeland and Alan Khazei, co-chairs of the Franklin Project at the Aspen Institute, released survey findings showing that a strong majority of registered voters support large-scale national service.  The findings, Voters for National Service: Perspectives of American Voters on Large-Scale National Service, were presented at the Points of Light 2013 National Conference on Volunteering and Service.  The findings were also discussed in a Politico op-ed.    

  • June 13, 2013 -  John Bridgeland briefed U.S. Senators and Members of Congress on the Franklin Project, as part of former Congressman Dan Glickman's Congressional Program at The Aspen Institute.

  • June 7, 2013 -  CE's very own Senior Education Advisor, Mary Bruce, has been selected as the Peace Corps' Featured Advocate for the month of June! As an alum of both AmeriCorps and the Peace Corps, Mary Bruce truly understands the importance of actively serving one's country. You can read the article heralding her achievements here. Congratulations Mary!

  • May 25, 2013 -  The George W. Bush Institute in Dallas, Texas hosted Conversation and Coffee with John Bridgeland to discuss his recent book, Heart of the Nation, and his experiences working on domestic and international issues in both the government and business sectors. The conversation was moderated by Jim Glassman, Founding Executive Director of the George W. Bush Institute. 

  • May 24, 2013 -  John Bridgeland gave the Commencement Address at Johns Hopkins University - Zanvyl Krieger School of Arts and Science for both Master's and Doctoral degrees as well as several certificates in Advanced Academic programs. This includes joint degrees with the Whiting School of Engineering and the Carey Business School.

  • May 16, 2013 -  Civic Enterprises in partnership with America’s Promise Alliance and The Everyone Graduates Center at Johns Hopkins University School of Education released an updated Community Guidebook as part of the Grad Nation campaign.  The guidebook can help communities take action to increase the number of students who graduate from high school, college and career ready. You can find the guidebook here.  Read the press release here.

  • May 14-15, 2013 -  John Bridgeland and Mary Bruce attend CASEL’s (Collaborative For Academic Social and Emotional Learning) forum in Chicago to release Civic Enterprises latest report, The Missing Piece: A National Teacher Survey on How Social and Emotional Learning Can Empower Children and Transform Schools.

  • April 30, 2013 -  John Bridgeland joins Robert Balfanz, codirector of Everyone Graduates Center, John Gomperts, CEO of America's Promise Alliance and Bob Wise, President of Alliance for Excellent Education for a webinar focusing on the success in addressing the dropout crisis taking place in high schools and school districts all across the country. You can watch the webinar here. 

  • April 26, 2013 -  General Stanley McChrystal, Walter Isaacson, John Bridgeland and Alan Khazei presented the draft plan of action for large-scale civilian national service to the Franklin Project Leadership Council, including Madeleine Albright, Arianna Huffington, David Gergen, Sandy Berger, Rick Stengel, Richard Danzig and other top leaders working on this Aspen Institute initiative.

  • April 19, 2013 -  John Bridgeland calls dropping out a "dream buster" on WAMU's "Yesterday's Dropouts:  Adult Education in DC" segment.

  • April 17, 2013 -  John Bridgeland participates in a Hamilton Project roundtable discussion with Deputy Mayor Linda Gibbs and Results for America Director Michele Jolin, followed by Senators Rob Portman and Mark Warner, CEA Chair Alan Krueger and former U. S. Treasury Secretary Robert Rubin on a second panel.

  • May 11, 2013 -  John Bridgeland gave the Commencement Address at the College of William and Mary--Thomas Jefferson Program for Public Policy for both Bachelors and Master Degree candidates.

  • April 16, 2013 -  Civic Enterprises joins Attendance Works to recognize September as Attendance Awareness Month. The Count Us In! toolkit, released by Attendance Works last week, helps schools and communities plan for September activities. It details how everyone in the community- parents, faith leaders, housing authority workers, businesses, after-school programs, mayors and, of course, educators- can get involved. Attendance Works also released a new video on how chronic absence has become a crisis in our schools that can be used to educate and motivate your community to participate in planning and implementing activities for Attendance Awareness Month. 

  • April 15-19, 2013 -  American University's radio station WAMU 88.5 is airing its new series this week, Yesterdays Dropouts, at 6:50am and 8:50am, Monday through Friday. This five part series highlights the challenges still faced by a generation of adults who left high school many years ago without a diploma. The series will be rebroadcast by Metro Connection Friday at 1:00pm and Saturday at 7:00am.  

  • April 9, 2013 -  Count Us In! Launching Attendance Awareness Month Across the Country. Join us this September for the launch of the first-ever Attendance Awareness Month. Rally your community around the importance of attendance and its role in academic achievement. Click here to learn more and to register for a webinar on April 9 from 1:00-2:15pm EDT that will explore how YOU can catalyze change by getting involved in this important effort.

  • March 22, 2013 -  John Bridgeland Co-Hosts the Social Entrepreneur Conference at the College of William and Mary and introduces Neville Isdell, former Chairman and CEO of Coca-Cola and author of the book, Inside Coca-Cola, which advocates for a new approach called, "Connected Capitalism." Check it out here. 

  • March 17, 2013 -  John Bridgeland, AnnMaura Connolly, Shirley Sagawa, Jim Balfanz and Sophie Livingstone do a whirlwind tour of a school in London, meetings with top officials in the Cameron Government, the Shadow Government, MPs, and the Royal Family's Foundation to continue the trans-Atlantic dialogue on national service. City Year London is a flagship now that could lead to a "BritCorps." 

  • March 12, 2013 -  John Bridgleand calls for creating a smarter government through evidence evaluation and good management in his latest Examiner op-ed, Washington Can Also Learn to Spend Smarter

  • March 6, 2013 -  John Bridgleand and Melody Barnes call on Congress to reform career and technical education in America to create enterprising pathways to college and career success in their new Politico op-ed, Enterprising paths for new economy. 

  • February 25, 2013 -  The nation’s work to improve high school graduation rates took a significant leap forward according to a report released today by Civic Enterprises at the 4th Grad Nation Summit in Washington, D.C. The report, Building a Grad Nation, found that for the first time the U.S. is on track to meet the national Grad Nation goal of a 90 percent high school graduation rate by the class of 2020.

  • February 25, 2013 -  John Bridgeland will address the 2013 American Legion Auxiliary conference in Washington, DC.  Bridgeland will discuss the privilege of service and veterans in service.  Click here for more information on the conference.

  • February 22, 2013 -  Civic Enterprises Senior Education Advisor Mary Bruce discussed the latest report from the Equity and Excellence Commission on Al Jazeera’s Inside story.  See the full clip here. 

  • February 15, 2013 -  John Bridgeland attended the President's Citizen Medal ceremony where Senator Harris Wofford was honored for his lifetime of national service.  To find out more about Sen. Wofford and his achievements click here.

  • February 13, 2013 -  John Bridgeland kicked off the One Night, One EARTH gala at the Organization of American States, attended by nearly 300 guests, Ambassadors and Representatives from a dozen Latin American and African countries, four U.S. Senators and Members of Congress, and officials from U.S. AID and NASA.  EARTH University in Costa Rica is a four year rigorous undergraduate program in sustainable agriculture and natural resource management that draws students from throughout Latin America, the Caribbean and Africa.  Civic Enterprises' Fellow Lily Rubino spent six months organizing this event.

  • January 22, 2013 -  More than 60 leaders from the Millennial Generation gathered at Aspen to generate ideas for the Franklin Project, an effort chaired by General Stanley McChrystal and co-led by John Bridgeland, Alan Khazei and Harris Wofford to envision and create a civilian national service system on par with our military.

  • January 16, 2013 -  Mary Bruce, Senior Education Advisor, has just launched her new blog In Schools in Service. Visit today's post to read her latest EdWeek article, "From Grit to Graduate."

  • January 11, 2013 -  John Bridgeland gave a "Ted-Style" talk at the Vice President's Task Force on Gun Violence and School Safety, sharing his experiences co-chairing the President's Task Force on Citizen Preparedness in the War on Terrorism in the aftermath of 9/11.

  • January 10, 2013 -  John Bridgleand and Melody Barnes call on Congress to invest in what works and to support bipartisan solutions to our nation's biggest challenges in their new Politico op-ed, "Lesson to Congress: Invest in What Works".

  • January 9, 2013 -  John Bridgeland, Alan Khazei, and Harris Wofford convened the Franklin Project policy council at The Aspen Institute, bringing together leading experts from around the country to begin to develop a civilian counterpart to military service.

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