Biden Picks Longtime Innovator for National Service Board
President Joe Biden has selected Shirley Sacha Sagawa, a longtime champion of youth and national service, to be a member of the board of the Corporation for National and Community Service, an independent government agency that makes grants to support service and volunteer organizations.
Trump, Congress Have Yet to Fill Top Jobs at Youth Serving Federal Agencies
According to the Washington Post’s database of executive branch nominees, the Trump administration has either announced or formally nominated 369 people for Senate-confirmed jobs. Of those, 208 have been confirmed. But Trump has not even put forth a name to lead some of the agencies that oversee most federal spending on youth.
The Real Value of AmeriCorps
In 1993, President Bill Clinton signed the National Community Service Trust Act, which created the AmeriCorps program. In 1994, the first class of 20,000 AmeriCorps members began serving in more than 1,000 communities nationwide.