Mar 27th, 2009 Programs, Social Impact
Yesterday, the Senate passed a bill that will radically increase federal investment in service. It is a historic moment for the service movement and for the country.
It was amazing to see such strong bipartisan support for this effort. Service is a universal issue.
The specific impact of this legislation is not yet clear, but it is clear that we will see many more young people volunteering in the near future through models like City Year. We will likely also see service become an increasingly large part of life after retirement through models like Experience Corps.
Kudos to Marc Freedman and Michael Brown for demonstrating the power of service through their innovations and boldness.