Service members make tremendous sacrifices and learn invaluable skills while protecting and serving our nation — they build a stronger America. Many veterans face challenges in translating those skills into meaningful community engagement, and too often, our industry leaders fail to make strong connections to one of America’s greatest assets.
The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) recognizes the important role that faith-based and community organizations play in creating solutions for national problems. In tackling some of our nation's most intractable issues, these organizations improve individuals' lives and give hope to countless communities around our country.
People with disabilities serve for the same reasons as anyone else: to give back to their communities, and to become more active and engaged. Many find that service offers real-life work experience, allowing opportunities to test career paths, sharpen skills, and define employment goals and interests. The individuals profiled here represent a small sampling of the many people with disabilities engaged in national and community service.