June 16, 2004: Headlines: USA Freedom Corps: NGO's: Civic Enterprises: John Bridgeland's Civic Enterprises

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John Bridgeland's Civic Enterprises

John Bridgeland's Civic Enterprises

John Bridgeland's Civic Enterprises

Civic Enterprises helps corporations, non-profits, foundations, universities and governments develop and spearhead innovative public policies to strengthen our communities and country.

Civic Enterprises is a public policy consulting firm that helps organizations have a significant impact on the public good. Created to enlist the private, public and non-profit sectors to help address our Nation's toughest problems, Civic Enterprises draws on some of the best minds in the country to fashion new initiatives and strategies that achieve measurable results.

Imagine a leading crime prevention organization seeking our help in identifying the most effective crime reduction strategies in the country and in assembling the Nation’s leading criminologists and practitioners to design that plan. Imagine working with some of the country’s civic leaders to identify promising programs to strengthen citizenship – through American history and civics education, efforts to engage citizens in homeland security, and increased voting and volunteering. Imagine building a consortium of the most effective non-profits, foundations, and delivery systems in local communities to design a plan with achievable targets to measurably reduce child hunger. Or imagine an organization that wants to better define its public policy mission and goals and to have one new initiative that will help mobilize their membership and institutions to support them.

Civic Enterprises has assembled a strong team of leading policy experts to meet these and other needs.

Who We Are

Civic Enterprises consists of a talented team of policymakers, public officials, senior advisors to Presidents and Members of Congress, social scientists, and leaders in the for-profit and non-profit communities. Civic Enterprises has offices in Washington, D.C. and in Cincinnati, Columbus, Akron, and Cleveland, Ohio.

The Officers of Civic Enterprises have extensive experience serving at the highest levels of government and in the for-profit and non-profit sectors. They will engage on individual projects members of the company’s Policy Council, who are leading experts with broad experience in many public policy areas.

Civic Enterprises can help your organization conceive, plan and implement public policy responses to pressing problems, based on the latest research, knowledge and understanding of federal, state and local policy making, and access to what is working in communities across America.

John M. Bridgeland, President & CEO

John Bridgeland is President & CEO of Civic Enterprises. He also is a Teaching Fellow at the Institute of Politics at the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. Most recently, Bridgeland served as Assistant to the President of the United States and the first Director of the USA Freedom Corps. In that role, he coordinated more than $1 billion in domestic and international service initiatives and worked with non-profits, corporations and schools to foster a culture of service in the aftermath of September 11, 2001. Results included: a 4 million person increase from 59 million to 63 million in the number of Americans who regularly engage in volunteer service; creation of the most comprehensive online clearinghouse connecting citizens with service opportunities; a new Citizen Corps that engages citizens in more than 1,200 communities in homeland security; the largest funding levels in history for Peace Corps, AmeriCorps, and Senior Corps; creation of a new Volunteers for Prosperity that is deploying thousands of American professionals to volunteer abroad; and more than 725 CEOs who now enlist their employees in regular volunteer service. He also led the Administration’s effort to strengthen American history and civics education and co-chaired the White House Task Force on Disadvantaged Youth.

Prior to that, Bridgeland served as Deputy Assistant to the President and Director of the Domestic Policy Council at the White House, where he coordinated policy on drug abuse, crime, election reform, Americans with disabilities, tropical forest conservation, faith-based initiatives, public housing, and dozens of other domestic issues. In the aftermath of September 11, 2001, he co-chaired the federal effort on the economic revitalization of New York and created America’s Fund for Afghan Children. In addition, Bridgeland co-directed the policy transition for the Bush-Cheney Presidential Transition team and was Deputy Policy Director for the Bush-Cheney 2000 Presidential campaign.

Bridgeland also served as Chief of Staff to Congressman Rob Portman, where he developed and helped manage through the House and Senate legislative initiatives that became law, including the Unfunded Mandates Reform Act, the Drug-Free Communities Act, and the Tropical Forest Conservation Act. He also was active in developing the IRS Restructuring and Reform Act, and the National Underground Railroad Network to Freedom Act, which also were enacted into law.

Bridgeland began his professional career by practicing law in the New York and Paris offices of Davis Polk & Wardwell, where he represented a major airline in leverage lease transactions, the underwriters of a Venezuelan bond issue, a New Zealand company in a privatization, and a multinational corporation in the sale of its European and Icelandic operations. Bridgeland graduated with honors in government from Harvard University, studied at the College of Europe and the Universite Libre de Bruxelles in Belgium as a Rotary International Fellow, and received his J.D at the University of Virginia School of Law.

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