For Immediate Release
November 13, 2014
AnnMaura Connolly, Voices for National Service President, Issues Statement on Jonathan Greenblatt’s Service at the White House Office of Social Innovation and Civic Participation
Washington, DC – Voices for National Service President AnnMaura Connolly released the following statement regarding Jonathan Greenblatt’s announced departure from the White House Office of Social Innovation and Civic Participation (OSICP):
“Voices for National Service and its members are deeply grateful to Jonathan Greenblatt for his active support for and leadership of national and community service during his tenure as Director of the Office of Social Innovation and Civic Participation at the White House. We wish him well in his next role as National Director of the Anti-Defamation League.
“In his time at the White House, Jonathan oversaw President Obama’s efforts to prioritize national service through the creation of the Task Force on Expanding National Service and the launch of several innovative agency corps such as FEMA Corps and School Turnaround AmeriCorps that are leveraging national service to cost-efficiently achieve results for communities in need.
“We hope that as the Administration looks to fill the role of Director of the White House Office of Social innovation and Civic Participation, they will choose a leader who can lead as vigorously as Jonathan has to expand the vital role of national service in our country.”
About Voices for National Service:
Voices for National Service is a diverse coalition of national service programs, state service commissions and individual champions, who advocate to ensure Americans of all ages have the opportunity to serve and volunteer in their community. Founded in 2003, Voices for National Service has built strong bipartisan support among our nation’s leaders and helped position national service as a viable policy solution to tackle unmet needs, expand opportunity, and leverage human capital.