ERIC Number: ED105948
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
The Community Service Fellowship Planning Project: Final Report.
McKee, Robert L.; Gaffney, Michael J.
This report describes the findings and recommendations of the Community Service Fellowship (CSF) Planning Project conducted by the American Association of Community and Junior Colleges under a grant from ACTION, the federal agency charged with promoting volunteer service. The proposed CSF program is a means of providing young people with opportunities to serve their communities while accruing educational benefits for later use in post-secondary education. Modeled after the GI Bill, the program would provide: opportunities for young people to test themselves in real-world experiences, manpower for community service work, a work-related student aid strategy for state and federal governments, and a means to better coordination between education and employment for youth and for society at large. The report recommends that the locus of program implementation be at the state level, that incentive grants be made to states by ACTION, that a test of the CSF program be undertaken in a selected state, and that ACTION seek to resolve the legal complications of combining CSF programs with Comprehensive Employment Training Act funds. Three alternative CSF models are presented and the components of each model are discussed in detail. (Author/DC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: ACTION, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: American Association of Community and Junior Colleges, Washington, DC.