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Obama Announces New Initiative: United We Serve

June 17, 2009

President Obama just keeps taking this administration’s commitment to service to another level.  And today in a video message, he officially announces the new summer of service initiative, United We Serve, encouraging Americans to create meaningful change in their communities by engaging in service!

United We Serve kicks off on June 22 at the National Conference on Volunteering and Service and will run through the new National Day of Service and Remembrance on September 11.  All the tools for participating in this initiative can be found on the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) website, Serve.gov.  Please go there today, if you haven’t already, to post your own volunteer projects!

In addition, we encourage you to spread the word about United We Serve by:

Serve.gov also features toolkits for developing projects in education, health, energy and the environment, and community renewal.

To encourage participation in service this summer and beyond, the Serve.gov website features a volunteer matching platform called All For Good that allows people to search for volunteer opportunities based on location and interests.  The site also allows users to sign in with their primary social network and includes social media tools to share volunteer opportunities with friends and see what activities they are participating in.

Check it out! And be sure to connect with other Alums in your area and see if THEY want to get involved too.  You can easily find your local alums chapter here.

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