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.
In the 20 years since President Clinton signed the bill that created AmeriCorps, we have delivered on a promise that changed the way Americans think about service and how the generations that followed thinks about themselves.Read More about AmeriCorps at 20: Building on a Legacy of Service
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...Read More about The Spirit of Ubuntu