Chelsea Clinton has attended a couple service events while campaigning for her mother this past week. In the above photo, she is seen volunteering last Saturday with Rebuilding Together in Delaware County, Indiana. The organization was celebrating its 20th annual National Rebuilding Day.
On Monday in Charlotte, North Carolina, Clinton spoke to volunteers at an event with Hands On Charlotte about her mother’s belief in public service.
Chelsea Clinton said volunteering is very important to her family. Her father, former President Bill Clinton, started AmeriCorps. Her mother wants to start a Green Corps program that would promote environmental projects while helping volunteers earn money for college or other efforts.
“My mother believes that so much of what we do in public service is so critical to our social life and to our future as a country,” Clinton said.
The service event was organized by America Forward, a non-partisan coalition organized by New Profit, Inc. that includes more than 60 results-oriented, entrepreneurial nonprofit organizations with programs operating in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. Together, these organizations serve more than 10 million people per year and have a collective budget of more than $300 million.
Specifically, America Forward proposes scaling National Service, which includes:
- A tiered approach to AmeriCorps funding that reflects the stages of organizational development, including a tier that allows long-term successful programs to work in partnership with the Corporation to grow and reach new communities
- Social entrepreneur start-up fellowships for national service alumni to enable promising AmeriCorps alums to put their ideas for solving community problems into action
- Increased emphasis on social entrepreneurship in Learn and Serve America and Senior Corps programming
Click here to learn about America Forward’s policy ideas around National Service.