For decades, national service has been a cost-effective solution to critical challenges facing our communities and nation. Recognizing the value of national service in improving lives and strengthening communities, President Obama created the Task Force on Expanding National Service in July 2013 to expand national service to meet national needs through collaboration with other Federal agencies and the private sector.
In support the President’s My Brother’s Keeper initiative, AT&T joined with CNCS in July 2014 to announce a public-private partnership to strengthen mentoring. As part of the company’s Aspire initiative - a $350 million commitment focused on high school success and workforce readiness for students at risk of dropping out of school – AT&T and CNCS will launch Aspire Mentoring Academy Corps. Powered by AmeriCorps, AT&T and MENTOR: The National Mentoring Partnership, the program will engage AmeriCorps members in regions around the country and engage thousands of at-risk youth in mentoring activities.