National Service – Next100

National Service

Next100 believes AmeriCorps and other national service programs make substantial contributions to strengthening and supporting communities, but could be improved to better advance equity and create paths into public service. We are focused on researching, developing, and advocating for policy solutions that improve equity in service policy, through both improving diversity, equity, and inclusion among corps members and AmeriCorps programs, as well as by ensuring people in the communities served by national service programs are centered in policy and program decisions.


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Who's Working on It

Emma Vadehra Education + Early Years

Emma Vadehra was the founder and former executive director of Next100. She previously served as chief of staff at the U.S. Department of Education under Secretaries Arne Duncan and John B. King, Jr. and as senior education counsel for the late senator Edward M. Kennedy. She is an education policy wonk, an advocate for progressive policy change, and a believer in the next generation.

Robert Godfried National Service

Robert Godfried was an advocate for creating public service opportunities that are accessible to all. At Next100, Robert focuses on increasing equity and inclusion in AmeriCorps and public service more broadly at the federal, state, and local levels. He previously worked in tenant organizing as an AmeriCorps member, as a field organizer for Elizabeth Warren’s presidential campaign, and as an associate for a progressive political digital marketing firm.

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