The Peace Corps and National Service [10/30/01]

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In the aftermath of September 11, Senator McCain is introducing legislation to expand volunteer opportunities in Americorps. Recent articles in the Washington Post and New York Times discuss the resurgence of interest in public service among the young people of America. President George W. Bush has called for an enlarged role for all national service programs.

The bottom line: The Peace Corps has a historic opportunity to tap into this new reservoir of idealism or it is is in danger of being left behind as an irrelavancy.

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