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Serving Country and Community - Who Benefits from National Service?
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Table of Contents

* Acknowledgments * Visions of National Service * The Evolution of National Service * The Shape of National Service Today * Civic Engagement * Personal Growth * Social Capital * Public Work * The Institutional Politics of National Service * New Directions for National Service * Appendices * Notes * Bibliography * Index

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Who benefits from AmeriCorps, Vista, and National Civilian Community Corps?Frumkin and Jastrzab make important recommendations on how to improve the programs and resolve some of the political and administrative issues which have plagued those initiatives in the past two decades. -- James Youniss, Catholic University of America Serving Country and Community is the most definitive effort to date to understand and evaluate the impact of national and community service on individual participants and local communities. Through rigorous research and a very accessible style, the authors have produced a highly informative, timely, and important book with broad implications for future policy, practice, and research. -- Steven R. Smith, Georgetown Public Policy Institute

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Peter Frumkin is Professor of Public Affairs at the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs, and Director of the RGK Center for Philanthropy and Community Service, both at the University of Texas at Austin. JoAnn Jastrzab is Principal Associate, Abt Associates, Inc.

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Who benefits from AmeriCorps, Vista, and National Civilian Community Corps? Frumkin and Jastrzab make important recommendations on how to improve the programs and resolve some of the political and administrative issues which have plagued those initiatives in the past two decades. -- James Youniss, Catholic University of America
Serving Country and Community is the most definitive effort to date to understand and evaluate the impact of national and community service on individual participants and local communities. Through rigorous research and a very accessible style, the authors have produced a highly informative, timely, and important book with broad implications for future policy, practice, and research. -- Steven R. Smith, Georgetown Public Policy Institute

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