Civic Engagement

2020 Iraqi Young Leaders Exchange Program (IYLEP) in English for High School Students

The U.S. Embassy in Baghdad invites eligible organizations to submit proposals to develop and implement the 2020 Iraqi Young Leaders Exchange Program (IYLEP) in English for High School Students. The goal of IYLEP is to foster the next generation of Iraqi leaders by exposing Iraqi high school students to U.S. society and culture and providing them skills development in leadership, civic education and responsibility, diversity awareness and tolerance, and civic engagement.

Just Launched! Redesigned YE4C

The Youth Engaged 4 Change website has a fresh, new look with content that continues to inspire and empower young people to improve their lives and the world around them.

Resource: CNCS Open Data

This tool provides access to data sets for CNCS programs supporting individuals, organizations, and communities in the U.S that perform civic service.

AmeriCorps Week 2017

During AmeriCorps Week 2017, individuals, programs, and organizations will honor and celebrate the contributions that 80,000 Americans make to their communities and the service of more than 1 million AmeriCorps alumni.


“The whole globe can change for the better if enough young people are inspired and energized.”


“I hope more youth will take a close look at their communities and see what problems are bothering them and then fix them.”

National Service and Civic Engagement Research Competition

This competition will fund institutions of higher education to build on existing research, address gaps in knowledge, and provide new ideas that increase the nation’s understanding about the importance and potential of volunteering, national and community service, and/or civic engagement.

Youth Transitioning to Adulthood: How Holding Early Leadership Positions Can Make a Difference

Research links early leadership with increased self-efficacy and suggests that leadership can help youth to develop decision making and interpersonal skills that support successes in the workforce and adulthood. In addition, young leaders tend to be more involved in their communities, and have lower dropout rates than their peers. Youth leaders also show considerable benefits for their communities, providing valuable insight into the needs and interests of young people