National Service Now | John Bridgeland

“This week, we remember both the tragedy of 9/11 and the 20th anniversary of AmeriCorps. In the aftermath of 9/11, millions of Americans stepped forward to serve their country — some in the military, others in the Peace Corps, AmeriCorps or the new Citizen Corps for disaster response, and many in their local communities as volunteers. Census data showed that volunteer service grew dramatically for half a decade, while AmeriCorps was expanded by 50 percent and the Peace Corps grew to the highest levels in more than 30 years. Service was on the march.”

via National Service Now | John Bridgeland.