Reports: Volunteerism and community service

State of Black America
National Urban League, June 2022
Annual report presenting the National Urban League's Equality Index. Focuses on unemployment and income equality, but also includes measures of education, health, civic engagement, housing, transportation, and public safety for Hispanic, Black, and White populations. Includes metropolitan area rankings of unemployment and income equality. Requires a free registration to download full reports.   more info >

Civic Life Today: The State of U.S. Civic Engagement
Points of Light, April 2022, 20 pp.
This report explores Americans’ attitudes, behaviors and barriers around civic engagement.   more info >

The Civic Health Index 2021
National Conference on Citizenship, February 2022, 36 pp.
Looks at civic health trends across four broad categories: political and civic engagement, group affiliation, social comity, and information and knowledge.   more info >

Volunteering and Civic Life in America
Corporation for National and Community Service, December 2021, 12 pp.
A comprehensive look at volunteering and civic life. Provides national, state, and large city data.   more info >

2021 Veterans Civic Health Index
National Conference on Citizenship, November 2021, 28 pp.
This report looks at the civic health of America's veteran population. It includes data on volunteerism, engagement with local governments and community organizations, voting, helping neighbors, charitable giving, and more.   more info >

The Nonprofit Sector in Brief 2019
Urban Institute, June 2019
This brief discusses trends in the number and finances of public charities and key data insights on important resources for the nonprofit sector.   more info >

Latinos Civic Health Index
Tufts University; National Conference on Citizenship, August 2015, 36 pp.
This report shows that Latino youth are at the forefront of increasing civic engagement within their communities. While overall Latino civic participation rates are lower than the rest of the population, improved educational opportunities, English language proficiency, and a higher than average rate of social media usage create increased avenues for youth engagement.   more info >

Connecting Youth and Strengthening Communities: The Data Behind CIvic Engagement and Economic Opportunity
Opportunity Nation, September 2014, 36 pp.
This report examines the relationship between civic engagement and economic opportunity in the United States, in particular how volunteerism and group membership may build social capital for youth, promote upward mobility and contribute to a range of positive outcomes that benefit both the individual and the community.   more info >

America's Young Adults: Special Issue, 2014
Federal Interagency Forum on Child and Family Statistics, July 2014, 100 pp.
Detailed report that provides data on young adults, ages 18-24. Includes demographic characteristics, living situation, and overall well-being.   more info >

Volunteering as a Pathway to Employment: Does Volunteering Increase Odds of Finding a Job for the Out of Work?
Corporation for National and Community Service, June 2013, 36 pp.
Government leaders, nonprofits, and news media have long provided anecdotal evidence that volunteering can increase employment prospects by helping job seekers learn new skills, expand their networks, and take on leadership roles. This report provides evidence of a relationship between volunteering and finding employment in the United States.   more info >

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