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National Commission Hosts Public Meeting on Pathways to Employment in Service in Chicago, IL

Posted: June 20, 2018

***MEDIA ADVISORY***

 

National Commission Hosts Public Meeting on Pathways to Employment in Service in Chicago, IL

 

Learn how service can prime individuals for a career in public, national, or military service on June 28

 

CHICAGO, I.L. – The National Commission on Military, National, and Public Service will host a public meeting from 6:30-8:00 p.m. on Thursday, June 28, 2018 at the Greater Englewood Development Corporation on strategies for creating successful pathways to employment, which will include remarks from Lt. Governor Evelyn Sanguinetti and a panel focused on exploring different models for job readiness training programs in an urban setting and particularly on how these programs prime individuals for a career in public, national, or military service. This event is open to the public and they can rsvp at http://bit.ly/Inspire2ServeChicago.

 

This is the sixth stop in the commission’s two-year effort to increase participation in national, public, and military service by all Americans and to review the military selective service process.

 

WHO:              Evelyn Sanguinetti, Lieutenant Governor of Illinois

                          Leah Eggers, Program Manager of Youth Workforce Development, Youth Guidance; Americorps Alum, and Returned Peace Corps Volunteer

                          Ruthie Moore, contributor, WVON 1690AM

                          Eli Williamson, Co-Founder/Board President, Leave No Veteran Behind

                          Debra Wada, Vice-Chair of Military Service and Commissioner

                         Alan Khazei, Commissioner

 

WHAT:            Public Meeting of the National Commission on Military, National, and Public Service

 

WHEN:            Thursday, June 28, 2018 | 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

 

WHERE:         Kennedy-King College, U Building, Mini Great Hall, 740 W 63rd Street, Chicago, IL 60621

   

RSVP:              The event is OPEN Press. Please RSVP with name, position (reporter, camera, photographer, etc.), media outlet, email, and phone for each person attending to cristina.flores@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, and consider the need for a military draft. The 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 two-day visit to Chicago on June 28-29, the Commission will highlight Illinois’ long history of service to community and country through a series of meetings with business and philanthropic leaders, service leaders, and leaders on civics education and opportunity youth as well as visit the Selective Service System Region Office and the Data Management Center.

 

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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