United We Serve

  • Posted on Mar 18, 2011
    This post originally appeared on the White House blog on March 17, 2011. Since his inauguration, President Obama has emphasized interfaith cooperation and community service – as an important way to build understanding between different communities and contribute to the common good.
  • Posted on Mar 17, 2011
    Last week I joined my good friend Aaron Williams, Director of the Peace Corps, for a lively discussion on the importance of public service with several hundred Howard University students.
  • Posted on Mar 16, 2011
  • Posted on Mar 15, 2011
    This post originally appeared on the National Conference for Volunteering and Service blog on March 14, 2011.  
  • Posted on Mar 10, 2011
    This post originally appeared on the White House blog on March 10, 2011.  
  • Posted on Mar 10, 2011
    Even at age 74, no one can slow down Foster Grandparent Dolores Campbell. “People don’t realize you have to be active to keep well,” says Campbell.
  • Posted on Mar 8, 2011
    Today, while many of you are joining in the carnival spirit of Mardi Gras, volunteers from across the country are preparing to attend the 2011 National Conference on Volunteering and Service in New Orleans June 6-8.  
  • 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.

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