Celebrating a Long Legacy of Presidential Support for National Service

Throughout history, presidents of both political parties have taken specific action to expand opportunities for young Americans to serve with programs like AmeriCorps, the Peace Corps, and YouthBuild. 

They have recognized the power of a young person from Birmingham serving alongside a young person from Brooklyn; Democrats serving alongside Republicans; Muslims serving alongside Christians and Jews. And they saw that service year is one of the most American experiences there is — one uniquely positioned to transform our country.

This President's Day, we reflect on and celebrate the long legacy of support for national service.

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About Emily Bouck
Policy + Advocacy at @ServiceYear. @MarcoRubio staff 2010-2016. @USADiving & @UnivMiami alum. Floridian. Would rather be barefoot.
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Celebrating a Long Legacy of Presidential Support for National Service
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