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Monday
Jan 20
2014

A Young Leader’s Reflections on Mandela, MLK, and Service in South Africa

In commemoration of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service, read how a 20-year-old City Year service leader is contributing to growing the tradition of youth service in South Africa.
Saturday
Sep 21
2013

Great Americans: Community Service Is at the Core of our Country's National Character

The idea of community service is as old as America itself. Older really. Benjamin Franklin helped form the first volunteer fire department in Philadelphia in 1736, spawning a movement that continues to this day in communities throughout the country.

The Spirit of Ubuntu

Jul 14, 2012
There is a Zulu proverb called Ubuntu that says: “I am a person through other people. My humanity is tied to yours.” Archbishop Desmond Tutu explained it this way: “One of the sayings in our country is Ubuntu — the essence of being human. Ubuntu speaks particularly about the fact that you can’t exist as a human being...