Read this article to see reasons for universal national service and ideas for putting it into action.
This article, which gives a brief history of public service and outlines a plan for universal national service, is introduced as follows: “In a changing society facing all manner of new challenges, volunteers are helping bind America together. Why the U.S. and the next President should make a new commitment to national service.”
Components of the plan include these:
- Create a national-service baby bond,
- Make national service a cabinet-level department,
- Expand existing national-service programs like AmeriCorps and the National Senior Volunteer Corps,
- And more.