Expand National Service
Ensure that national service opportunities are accessible to all.
Increase the inclusion of low-income people of all ages in giving service to their communities through national service programs like AmeriCorps, NCCC, Senior Corps, Service Learning, Volunteer Generation and VISTA.
The impact of giving service dramatically changes the identity of low-income service-givers, causing them to commit to long-term civic engagement. The impact is similarly powerful on the rest of the community when we experience our own neighbors and peers as service-givers, rather than being passive recipients of charity from people of different class and racial backgrounds.