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Watch Speech that Shows Why National Service Matters

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CNCS Staff

National service makes a difference for millions of Americans, but few examples demonstrate this idea better than the story of AmeriCorps member Chris Guzman. His inspirational speech during last week’s National Conference on Volunteering and Service in Washington, DC, drew a standing ovation, and we believe his journey is a prime example of how Corporation for National and Community Service programs change lives.

Chris’ life was headed in the wrong direction by the time he arrived in high school, but his encounters with Foster Grandparents and service in the Texas Conservation Corps through AmeriCorps led to a happier ending.  (We briefly mentioned his story earlier this year during Senior Corps Week.) You can watch his speech from the conference below.

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