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Both state and federal leaders have called for the development of new “service corps” that will put young people to work rebuilding America.
President Obama is supporting legislation that would dramatically expand federal support for civilian service programs such as Americorps. Our own Governor Rell has proposed a Connecticut Civilian Conservation Corps to create jobs for the unemployed and to build local public works projects.
Coming up Where We Live we’ll talk about civic engagement. We’ll look at the impact that large-scale service projects can have on education, infrastructure, ecology, and more. And, we’ll ask – is mandatory civil service next? Join the conversation.