NHC Joins ServiceNation in Encouraging Americans to Serve

  • Mar 27, 2014

ServiceNation LogoThe National Health Corps AmeriCorps program is building a powerful campaign led by ServiceNation and 18 of the nation’s leading service organizations in an effort to make national service part of the American way of life. The campaign will connect the stories and impact of AmeriCorps members on the ground to writers and producers in Hollywood, media and digital partners, politicians of both parties, social-minded brands, and everyday citizens so that one day it will be common for young Americans to turn to each other and ask, “Where will your year of national service be?”

National Health Corps LogoThe campaign will connect the stories and impact that AmeriCorps members are making every day on some of our nation’s toughest issues -- from disaster relief and veteran reintegration to college access and childhood nutrition -- to the writers and producers in Hollywood who are ready to tell these stories. Our goal is simple, but ambitious: We envision a day when young Americans turn to each other and ask, “Where will your year of national service be?”

As one of the faces in this campaign, the National Health Corps is particularly being highlighted for our work in Healthy Futures-- with our AmeriCorps members, leading the way by creating a healthier America.  And, we’re not alone -- we’re proud to partner with FoodCorps representing countless other AmeriCorps programs that are doing this service across the country.  We envision a day when young Americans turn to each other and ask, “Where will your year of national service be?”

We envision a day when young Americans turn to each other and ask, “Where will your year of national service be?”

Over the next three years, ServiceNation will lead this initiative, engaging entertainment companies and TV show executives in an effort to integrate powerful stories of service by AmeriCorps members into the scripts of their shows. Only two weeks ago, AmeriCorps was mentioned in an episode of HBO's True Detective, a direct result of this effort. In the coming months, the campaign plans to roll out other partnerships with numorous digital platforms, YouTube stars, social-minded brands, athletes, celebrities, and more successful integrations that will help tell the story of national service in America.

We also want to hear from you -- share this exciting news with your friends and family on social media using the hashtag #serveAyear. Tell us what you think or if you have a great idea about how AmeriCorps could play a role in your favorite show.

To learn more about this exciting campaign, check out: http://bit.ly/1iE9xX6

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