We have a generation of young people who are desperate for the chance to earn a living, learn new skills, and make a difference in the lives of others. Simply put, our country needs the Millennial Generation to become another Greatest Generation.
In 2012 a record number of Americans applied to serve their country, but 500,000 applicants to AmeriCorps were turned away because funding for the Serve America Act hasn't kept pace with demand. We discuss with service leaders. Guests Matt Wilhelm and Stephanie Vestal join to discuss.
I serve because I believe national service is the most powerful idea we have to transform America. Through it, we redefine the foundation of citizenship and what we expect from all Americans.
As Dylan Tete, 33, scrubbed blood off the sidewalks in New Orleans, the former infantryman was surprised to realize that
Too often we associate veterans with the dirty and forgotten man on the street, whose cardboard sign strives to remind us that he once served our country. But that's not who a veteran is, it's what society has let them become.
With concern over the size of the national debt, leaders of both parties are telling us to expect shared sacrifice. Now is the time to expand national service, not scale back our ambitions.
The U.S. House of Representatives passed legislation that would completely eliminate AmeriCorps. This is serious, and potentially devastating, news for the thousands of nonprofits.
An important part of the healing process for veterans is finding renewed purpose through service to others. That is a lesson for all of us, and one we ought to honor on Veterans Day.
In these troubled economic times, with a record government deficit, those engaging in service are more needed than ever. Service can fill the holes that government simply cannot.