United We Serve

  • Posted on Mar 7, 2011
    Exactly 34 years ago, I was learning Guarani in a chicken coop/classroom in rural Costa Rica, preparing for Peace Corps service in Paraguay. A year earlier I was a college senior at Plattsburgh State University experiencing mild regret over my choice of major. While my Accounting, Nursing, and Business major friends were knee-deep in five-figure salary job offers, my BA in Geography was more like a recruiter repellant.
  • Posted on Mar 4, 2011
    The Service News Digest is a weekly feature on the Serve.Gov blog. Each week, we will showcase news highlights that feature national service and Corporation for National and Community Service programs. Take a look at some of the great stories that had people talking. More College Graduates Take Public Service Jobs
  • Posted on Mar 3, 2011
    Ed Note: In partnership with Learn and Serve America, the Learn and Serve Challenge engaged more than 360,000 youth, educators, and community leaders who pledged to help youth understand how their education is relevant in the real world. Youth of all ages use the knowledge and skills learned in school or community-based service-learning programs to create and implement innovative solutions to our nation’s toughest problems.
  • Posted on Mar 2, 2011
  • Posted on Feb 25, 2011
    Room 306 of Blewett Middle School in St. Louis, Missouri was the lens through which I began to understand the educational inequities our nation faces. I was one of 1,719 new Teach for America AmeriCorps members to begin service in 2003. I was part of a movement that was gaining momentum across America to bring new talent and institutional change to our school systems.
  • Posted on Feb 25, 2011
    Students Rally, Protest Budget Cuts to Programs Ariane Litalien, Harvard Crimson
  • Posted on Feb 22, 2011
    This post originally appeared on the White House Blog on February 19, 2011.
  • Posted on Feb 18, 2011
    Rein in Spending, Ramp Up Service John Bridgeland, The Huffington Post “If AmeriCorps were eliminated, 100,000 jobs would disappear over night -- jobs that provide services and a social safety net to disadvantaged children, veterans, seniors and other vulnerable populations.”
  • Posted on Feb 16, 2011
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  • Posted on Feb 14, 2011
    The Service News Digest will be a new feature on the Serve.Gov blog. Each week, we will showcase news highlights that feature national service. Take a look at some of the great stories that had people talking today. Obama's Budget Battle E.J. Dionne, The Washington Post

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