Acknowledgements & Further Info

I would like to thank the following people for their help with this project: Andy Fluke, Tom Flemming, Paula Green, Kathie Ferguson and Maggie Johnson, Frances Moore Lappe, all 12 of the other National Service Fellows, Molly Barratt and Martha McCoy at the Study Circles Resource Center, Paul Martin Du Bois and the Village Foundation, Paula Cole Jones, David Morten, Anna Ditto and Jeff Gale, and Amanda Griesbach.

The Corporation for National Service

Created in 1993, the Corporation for National Service oversees three national service initiatives: AmeriCorps, which includes AmeriCorps-VISTA, AmeriCorps-National Civilian Community Corps, and hundreds of local and national nonprofits; Learn and Serve America, which provides models and assistance to help teachers integrate service and learning from kindergarten through college; and the National Senior Service Corps, which includes the Foster Grandparent Program, the Senior Companion Program, and the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP).

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National Service Fellows Program

The National Service Fellows program, launched by the Corporation for National Service in 1997, involves a team of individual researchers who develop and promote models of quality service that are responsive to the needs of communities. The goal of the program is to strengthen national service through continuous learning, new models, strong networks, and professional growth.


Much of this material is based upon work supported by the Corporation for National Service under a National Service Fellowship. Opinions and points of view expressed in this document are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the official position of the Corporation for National Service.