Aspen Institute

For Support Of The Franklin Project, An Effort To Create A National Voluntary Civilian Service

Overview
In 2013, the Aspen Institute launched a new venture, the Franklin Project, to build a case for a voluntary civilian service counterpart to military service in the United States. The Project seeks to make "a year of full-time national service a cultural expectation, common opportunity, and civic rite of passage for every young American." In addition to mobilizing public and political support for such an effort, the project is working with nonprofit leaders, representatives from local, state, and national governments, universities, and major US employers to help establish full-time service year positions within their organizations. The Project aims to create 30,000 new service year positions by 2017, and eventually reach a total of 1 million existing and new positions by 2023.
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