June 1, 2005: Headlines: Figures: USA Freedom Corps: Riverside Press-Enterprise : Today's college graduates were freshmen on Sept. 11, 2001, when terrorists flew airplanes into the World Trade Center in New York and the Pentagon in Washington, D.C., and post-9/11 grads have shown a greater interest in public-service careers, said John Bridgeland, former director of the White House Domestic Policy Council under Bush

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Today's college graduates were freshmen on Sept. 11, 2001, when terrorists flew airplanes into the World Trade Center in New York and the Pentagon in Washington, D.C., and post-9/11 grads have shown a greater interest in public-service careers, said John Bridgeland, former director of the White House Domestic Policy Council under Bush

Today's college graduates were freshmen on Sept. 11, 2001, when terrorists flew airplanes into the World Trade Center in New York and the Pentagon in Washington, D.C., and post-9/11 grads have shown a greater interest in public-service careers, said John Bridgeland, former director of the White House Domestic Policy Council under Bush

Today's college graduates were freshmen on Sept. 11, 2001, when terrorists flew airplanes into the World Trade Center in New York and the Pentagon in Washington, D.C., and post-9/11 grads have shown a greater interest in public-service careers, said John Bridgeland, former director of the White House Domestic Policy Council under Bush

INVESTIGATORS ; INLAND NATIVE JOINS BATTLE AGAINST TERRORISM // CRIME ON ICE // Agency seeking new agents among post-9/11 graduates

Jun 1, 2005

Press-Enterprise Riverside CA

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Today's college graduates were freshmen on Sept. 11, 2001, when terrorists flew airplanes into the World Trade Center in New York and the Pentagon in Washington, D.C., and post-9/11 grads have shown a greater interest in public-service careers, said John Bridgeland, former director of the White House Domestic Policy Council under Bush.

Bridgeland was a creator of the U.S.A. Freedom Corps, parent agency of the Peace Corps, which has seen new graduates enroll in steeply increasing numbers, he said.

In 2001, 7,334 people in their 20s and 30s applied to become Peace Corps volunteers and 6,028 served, and that number has risen annually to 11,432 applications in 2004 with 7,081 serving, according to agency statistics.

The 9/11 college generation is also more likely to seek jobs protecting Americans in such agencies as the Department of Homeland Security, Bridgeland said.

"There are substantial recruitment needs relating to that department so it wouldn't surprise me if in the aftermath of 9/11 that young people who have a proclivity to serve are moving into those fields," Bridgeland said.





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