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Serving country and community : who benefits from national service?

Author: Peter Frumkin; JoAnn Jastrzab
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 2010.
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The United States has a long history of citizens rendering service to their communities. Examples of government-sponsored voluntary service organizations include the Civilian Conservation Corps, the Peace Corps, and Volunteers in Service to America (VISTA). During the Clinton administration, the national service movement was advanced by the establishment of AmeriCorps, a large-scale national service program designed
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Frumkin; JoAnn Jastrzab
ISBN: 9780674046788 0674046781
OCLC Number: 456170078
Description: viii, 310 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Visions of national service --
The evolution of national service --
The shape of national service today --
Civic engagement --
Personal growth --
Social capital --
Public work --
The institutional piolitics of national service --
New directions for national service --
Appendices --
Notes --
Bibliography.
Responsibility: Peter Frumkin and JoAnn Jastrzab.

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