ERIC Number: ED354409
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
What You Can Do for Your Country.
Commission on National and Community Service, Washington, DC.
This report characterizes the current state of community service in the United States, discusses actions the Commission on National and Community Service has taken, and sketches some alternatives for the future. An executive summary presents the main themes of the report. Chapter 1 describes the promise of national and community service for the country. Chapter 2 covers the context of national and community service--recent developments in the field and policy arena, including the National and Community Service Act of 1990, as well as the establishment and early actions of the commission. Chapters 3, 4, 5, and 6 discuss community service in the four main areas of commission responsibility as defined by the Act: school-age young people (Subtitle B, Part I), higher education (Subtitle B, part II), youth corps (Subtitle C), and national service models (Subtitle D), respectively. Each of these chapters follows the same format: introduction to the promise of community service in the chapter's subject area, description of the situation at the time the commission was established, outline of the commission's early actions, and a view of the way forward by suggesting goals. Chapter 7 describes what a well-developed network of community service opportunities might look like and how the country might develop one. Views of three commission members, Wayne Meisel, George Romney, and Jane A-Kenny, are appended. (YLB)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Programs, Adults, Citizen Participation, Community Involvement, Community Services, Elementary Secondary Education, Employment Potential, Federal Legislation, Higher Education, Individual Development, Older Adults, Program Development, Program Implementation, Public Service, Social Responsibility, Social Services, Student Volunteers, Volunteers, Youth, Youth Programs
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Commission on National and Community Service, Washington, DC.