Your voice can be heard !
On April 21, 2009, the Serve America Act was signed into law, ushering in a new era of service and volunteering for our nation. On May 28, 2009, the Corporation for National and Community Service, which will implement the bill, will be in New Orleans to hold a public listening session to inform their planning and implementation of the Serve for America Act. As the people who make service happen in communities everyday, you have vital insights about how they can make the most of the extraordinary opportunities presented by this new legislation.
Louisiana will benefit from the Serve America Act not only from the increase in volunteers and expansion of AmeriCorps members, but also through two provisions included in the bill called the Volunteer Generation Fund and Social Innovation Fund. Both of these initiatives will help to fund and increase the capacity of nonprofits as they take on the responsibility of training, managing and organizing volunteers.
Click below to register to attend for FREE to have your voice heard:
Serve America Act Listening Session
May 28, 2009 - 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.
New Orleans Center for Creative Arts, 2800 Chartres, New Orleans, LA 70117