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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.

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The National Service agenda from the Bipartisan Policy Center's Commission on Political Reform is moving forward. Commission members shown below. 

John and Jim Bridgeland tour the forthcoming Cincinnati Shakespeare Company, which will be completed in June. 

Sylvia Earle, Bob Nixon, John Bridgeland and Sarah Nixon 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". 

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.

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.

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.  




Results for America

2016 Federal Invest In What Works Event



April 18, 2016:
Results for America gathered top federal leaders at the Newseum in Washington D.C. to discuss their most exciting efforts to build and use evidence to improve results for the American people. This video features former White House Directors John Bridgleand and Bruce Reed, former USAID Administrator Raj Shah, and Office of Management and Budget Director Shaun Donovan.


Growing Healthy Communities

Ideasteam Public Media Forum



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.

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