United We Serve, President Obama’s nationwide service initiative, is built on the belief that ordinary people can come together and achieve extraordinary things when given the proper tools. This initiative aims to both expand the impact of existing organizations by engaging new volunteers in their work and encourage volunteers to develop their own "do-it-yourself" projects.
If we want to realize change in our communities, we've got to be in it for the long haul, and it starts with each of us.
Serve.gov, the online home of United We Serve, is managed by the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), the federal agency charged with promoting and fostering volunteering and national service in America.
In January 2013, President Obama called for a National Day of Service that coincided with the
Martin Luther King Jr. Weekend of Service. As a result, thousands of Americans joined the First Family and engaged in service across the nation. And because we all know that solving our problems can’t just be about serving once a year, thousands pledged to continue their service all year long.
Here's how you can fulfill your pledge to serve throughout 2013.
- Sign up for service projects across the country on Serve.gov.
- Create projects where you live by using our toolkits to develop ideas suited to your community’s needs.
- Tell your friends on social media how and why you're serving by spreading the word on Facebook or using the #iServe hashtag on Twitter.
Let’s keep the momentum going – find or create a project today, and commit to serving this year and beyond!
This weekend was a major moment for national service, and I want to share some of the many highlights that inspired me.
Posted on 1/24/2013
President Obama encourages everyone to join him and the First Family for the National Day of Service on Saturday, Jan. 19 in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. People all across the nation will be participating in service projects – watch the video and learn how you can participate in the event.
Posted on 1/17/2013
Reverend Joseph Lowery, a legendary figure in the civil rights movement, marched with Dr. Martin Luther King to overturn voting rights discrimination and worked tirelessly by Dr. King's side in the nonviolent struggle for social change.
Posted on 12/12/2012