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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.Read More about A Young Leader’s Reflections on Mandela, MLK, and Service in South Africa
In 2001, President Nelson Mandela personally invited President Clinton to South Africa to speak about the vital role young people and citizen service play in strengthening a society.
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Crime and ennui in Columbia Heights, D.C., overwhelmed the adolescence of Elmer Diaz, a first-generation immigrant from El Salvador. He was always bright, but with his hard-working parents constantly away from home, Elmer’s life became entwined with gangs. He also got into drugs. Then he dropped out of high school.Read More about Reclaiming America’s Youth and Recovering Our Economy