Ed Note: Starting today, the Service News Digest will be a weekly feature on the Serve.Gov blog. Each week, we will showcase news highlights that feature national service.
Gen. Stanley McChrystal, Newsweek
The general who led U.S. forces in Afghanistan makes the case for national service and the ‘basic responsibilities of being an American.’
David Scharfenberg, Providence Phoenix
A look at the evolution of the City Year program and the impact the program is making in schools like Roger Williams High School in Providence in helping curb the “dropout epidemic”.
Jessica Brown, Cincinnati Enquirer
Patrick Corvington, CEO of the Corporation for National and Community Service, was on hand to announce $1.7 million in social innovation funds to organizations in the Greater Cincinnati region, which aim to prepare local youth to succeed in academics and employment from a young age.
Linda Matchan, Boston Globe
College students around the country and in Boston show the increasing evidence that commitment to community service is becoming much more ordinary to today’s young adults.
Matt Konrad, U.S. News & World Report
“Helping others in your community—whether it's by building houses, delivering meals, or feeding animals—is truly its own reward, but it can also have tangible benefits when it comes to attending and paying for college.”
Across the Generations
Ana Veciana-Suarez, Miami Herald
An intergenerational program provide benefits for the young and old, as workers over 55 provide child-care services for children of middle and low-income families at a bilingual program in Miami.
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