The good news is many Americans, including our colleagues at the Aspen Institute, realize the importance of service -- both for the wellbeing of our society and for the growth and development of those serving.
To create lasting, positive impact in our communities, we need to challenge volunteers to become allies, creating deep understanding of systemic change needed while building relationships across socioeconomic divides and achieving results for families.
Where in President Obama's plan for evaluating institutions of higher education is the role that a college or university plays in preparing students for community service, for lives of responsible citizenship?
When the Civil War made its way to Pennsylvania, Gettysburg College stood in its midst. Forty eight of the 116 students enrolled in the College at that time abandoned their studies and joined Company A, 26th Pennsylvania Emergency Militia Regiment.