John Palinski recently received his Master of Public Administration Degree from the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University. While at Maxwell, John served as a John Ben Snow Fellow in Nonprofit Management. This fellowship allowed him to work several days a week at the Central New York Community Foundation on various neighborhood leadership, high school transition and environmental grantmaking initiatives. Prior to returning to school, John served as the Washington, DC Program Director for the Youth Service Opportunities Project (YSOP), a New York-based Nonprofit dedicated to introducing young people to volunteer service through work with hungry and homeless people. Prior to running YSOP's DC operation, John had the good fortune to graduate from Grinnell College with a BA in Economics, serve as a Public Allies AmeriCorps volunteer in Chicago at the National Runaway Switchboard and travel extensively. John is committed to a career in the national service realm, though he continues to anxiously await his call up for service with the US National Soccer team.