Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Fulfilling the Promise of Service [The Huffington Post Blog]

I believe that national service is the most effective and efficient way to harness the power of ordinary citizens to solve our nation's greatest challenges. I believe in national service because I've seen the essential impact it has on people and communities nationwide.

Monday, June 24, 2013

Leaders Unite for a Bold National Service Plan: A Civic Rite of Passage for One Million Strong [The Huffington Post Blog]

For thirty years -- since I was a 21 year-old legislative aide on Capitol Hill and was first introduced to the idea -- I have been deeply inspired by the concept of voluntary national service, and the vision that one day, be it military or civilian service, the most commonly asked question of a young adult should be, "Where will you do your service year?"

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

UC Riverside Lauded as Top Feeder School for City Year Program [UCR Today]

A record-setting 50 UCR graduates will participate in the AmeriCorps program, the highest number of participants in the country

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Reversing The City's Dropout Crisis: City Year Gets Engaged In Jacksonville's Schools [WJCT News]

A national organization that has a presence in dozens of American cities has picked Jacksonville as its latest site. City Year partners with challenged schools and young people, uniting them in the cause of providing hands-on help to struggling students.

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

General Stanley McChrystal: Lincoln's Call to Service—and Ours [The Wall Street Journal]

A proposal that would help young Americans understand that civic duty is not restricted to the military.