Helping Communities Work (HCW) advances volunteerism, human capital development and nonprofit capacity-building through national service innovation. HCW breaks down the silos that challenge inclusive economic growth and serves all populations, including low-and-moderate-income individuals and communities. HCW creates unity among stakeholders in government, industry, philanthropy and the arts and culture community, especially those who may not ordinarily communicate yet share many of the same social, economic and environmental objectives, as targeted in the SDG's.
State service commissions are governor designated public agencies or nonprofit organizations made up of more than 1,000 commissioners — private citizens leading the nation's philanthropic and volunteer movement — and administering more than 75 percent of the federal AmeriCorps funds to address pressing community needs.
The nation’s 52 state service commissions operate at the state and local level granting more than $300 million from federal national service funds while matching these federal dollars from state and local sources to support citizen service and volunteerism in America. These funds support more than 40,000 AmeriCorps members throughout the country.
Helping Communities Work is designed to help promote, align and achieve the common goals and objectives of the following diverse yet interrelated cross-sector organizations and initiatives: AmeriCorps, the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, the National Opportunity Zone Initiative, the Principles for Responsible Banking, the Principles for Responsible Investment, the AARP Network of Age-Friendly States and Communities, Public Allies, the SDG ICT Playbook, the ASAE Power of A and Encore Fellowships. See corresponding links below.
https://americorps.gov/ - https://sdgs.un.org/2030agenda - https://www.eda.gov/opportunity-zones/ - https://www.unepfi.org/banking/bankingprinciples/ - https://www.unpri.org/ - AARP Network of Age-Friendly States and Communities - https://publicallies.org/ - https://www.intel.com/content/dam/www/public/us/en/documents/brochures/sustainable-development-goals-ict-playbook.pdf - https://www.thepowerofa.org/ - https://encore.org/fellowships/