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Inspired to Serve: A Path Forward

Posted: June 1, 2020

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DATE: Thursday, June 25, 2020                    

TIME: 2:00 – 3:30 p.m. ET

LOCATION: Online. Details shared after RSVP

After two and a half years of research, public hearings, and conversations with Americans across the country, the National Commission on Military, National, and Public Service released its final report, Inspired to Serve, to Congress, the President, and the American people on March 25, 2020.   
 
America is a nation built on service and this extraordinary spirit of service continues to shape our nation. The Commission’s final report provides a bold vision and comprehensive plan to strengthen all forms of service to address critical security and domestic needs, invigorate civil society, and strengthen our democracy. As the Commission’s work begins to wind down, what is the path forward for these recommendations and for building a culture of service in America? Join us for this culminating event and discussion on Thursday, June 25, 2020 from 2:00 to 3:30 p.m. ET.   

Our vision is that by working together, every American will be inspired and eager to serve. Join us in making our vision a reality. RSVP HERE

PROGRAM: 


2:00 – 2:05      Opening Remarks 

  • The Honorable Dr. Joseph J. Heck, Chairman, National Commission on Military, National, and Public Service  

 
2:05 – 2:20      Fireside Chat with Former Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta

  • Moderator: Michael Smerconish, host, CNN’s Smerconish and The Michael Smerconish Program on SiriusXM Channel 124  
  • The Honorable Leon Panetta, Former Secretary of Defense and Director of the CIA

 
2:20 – 2:45:    Panel One: A Path to Every American Inspired and Eager to Serve 

  • Moderator: Michael Smerconish 
  • Shaquana Boykin, Community Leader, Opportunity Youth United and AmeriCorps Alum 
  • Jeff Huber, CEO, Home Instead and Co-Chair, Serve America Together  
  • The Honorable Dr. Janine Davidson, Commissioner, National Commission on Military, National, and Public Service 

 
2:45 – 3:00      Fireside Chat with Ambassador Susan E. Rice

  • Moderator: Michael Smerconish  
  • Ambassador Susan E. Rice  

 
3:00 – 3:40       Panel Two: Taking Action to Advance Service in America

  • Moderator: Steve Barney, Commissioner, National Commission on Military, National, and Public Service 
  • The Honorable Barbara Stewart, CEO, Corporation for National and Community Service 
  • Neil Bush, Chairman, Points of Light 
  • Allyson Solomon, President, National Guard Youth Foundation 
  • Max Stier, President and CEO, Partnership for Public Service 

 
3:40 – 3:45      Chairman Closing Remarks

  • The Honorable Dr. Joseph J. Heck, Chairman, National Commission on Military, National, and Public Service