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In Los Angeles, National Commission to Host Service Fair & Public Meeting on the Next Generation of Service

Posted: September 11, 2018

***MEDIA ADVISORY***

 

In Los Angeles, National Commission to Host Service Fair & Public Meeting on the Next Generation of Service

 

LOS ANGELES, C.A. – The National Commission on Military, National, and Public Service will host a public meeting from 2:30 - 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, September 20, 2018 at California State University, Los Angeles Campus. From 2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m., the Commission will host a service fair, allowing students to get connected with volunteer opportunities. The public meeting will begin at 3:30 p.m., opening with an overview of the Commission and include a panel of community leaders who will share how service gave their life purpose in today’s modern society. The public meeting will conclude with a Q&A and public comment session where the audience can engage the panel and discuss how they can further serve the city of Los Angeles and can also share any ideas and thoughts related to the commission's mandate. The public meeting will also include a service fair for the audience members to explore local, state, and national opportunities across military, national, and public service.

 

This is the final stop of the 2018 public meetings in the Commission’s two-year effort increase participation in national, public, and military service by all Americans and to review the military selective service process.

 

WHAT:      National Commission on Military, National, and Public Service Public Meeting & Service Fair

WHEN:     Thursday, September 20, 2018 | 2:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

WHERE:   California State University, Los Angeles Campus, Golden Eagle Ballroom, 5151 State University Dr., Los Angeles, CA 90032

RSVP:        The event is OPEN Press. Please RSVP with name, position (reporter, camera, photographer, etc.), media outlet, email, and phone to erin.a.schneider@inspire2serve.gov.

 

The bipartisan, 11-member Commission was created by Congress last year to develop recommendations to encourage and inspire more Americans—specifically young people—to serve their country and strengthen democracy. The National Commission on Military, National, and Public Service is igniting a national conversation about the importance of service as it develops recommendations for the American public, Congress, and the president by March 2020.

 

The Commission is working to increase participation in national, public, and military service by all Americans and review the military selective service process. The Commission will gather recommendations by holding public meetings, visiting service sites, talking with young people, and meeting with government, nonprofit, civic and for-profit leaders.

 

During their three-day visit to Los Angeles and San Diego, California on September 19-21, the Commission will hear from students at East Los Angeles College and Cal State, young adults, civic education leaders, veteran community, and government, nonprofit, business, and young civic leaders. The Commission will also visit Naval Base San Diego and the Marine Corps Recruit Depot. The visit to California will highlight the state’s initiatives and programs that engage citizens in national, public, and military service locally, across the state, and nationally.

 

The Commission invites the public to share comments on its website www.inspire2serve.gov or via its request for comments published in the Federal Register. Please join the digital conversation on service by following the Commission on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram or by following the hashtag #Inspire2Serve.

 

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