Inspired by the national call to action, Virginia college and university presidents will convene at W&M to discover new ways to support the service year for our students and graduates.
The Franklin Project envisions a future in which a year of full-time national service—a service year—is a cultural expectation, a common opportunity, and a civic rite of passage for every young American. Enthusiastic about the prospect of this vision for our Virginia college students and our graduates, lets discover the next big idea for service in higher education.
For more on the Franklin Project:
- Read this piece by General McChrystal on Securing the American Character (or read the shorter version).
- Watch director, Jason Mangone, speak to Bloomberg TV about the Franklin Project.
- Learn why former Secretaries of State and current Franklin Leadership Council members Madeleine Albright and Condoleezza Rice are involved in the movement.
- Consider why national service is a good economic investment for our country.
- Check out General McChrystal discussing the restoration of national service in America with CNN’s Erin Burnett.
- Read Taylor Reveley's call to action for national service in America
- Read about funding awarded to higher education institutions for innovative service models
- Learn about how higher education can be a leader in advancing national service
- Consider higher education's civic responsibility and call to action
If you would like to share information about the Franklin Project and service years with your friends and colleagues, please send them this flyer (pdf). The Governor's Higher Education Presidents' Summit will advance these ideas and begin to develop a commitment to our graduates, our current students and for the students of our future.