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In the past, a person who wanted to serve their country could join ‘the Service’ — or the armed forces. Today in addition to military service, people have a wide array of citizen service corps to choose from — opportunities like AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and Teach For America — enabling them to serve their country and their community through a term of full-time service (usually lasting three to 27 months).

We aim to connect you to “the new Service,” and educate you about transitioning to a social-impact career when your term ends.

The New Service blog aims to catalyze citizen service by:

  • introducing you to service programs,
  • offering advice to propel you forward in your social-impact career and graduate education,
  • keeping you up to date on service world news and trends, and
  • letting you know about blogs, books, and other resources relevant for citizen service proponents.

The blog is especially dedicated to current or former term of service program participants, including AmeriCorps, AmeriCorps*VISTA, Peace Corps, City Year, Teach For America, HealthCorps, fellowships, faith-based programs, and many, many others. (See more Corps and Coalitions in the right-hand side bar of the blog.) We aim to offer resources useful to career counselors, service corps program staff, and future Corps members as well.

Please comment on blog posts, and take this quick poll to let us know who’s reading:

  1. For a blog article about citizen service and volunteerism to help in America’s economic recovery, see the April 10, 2009 post to SharedEmergency.wordpress.com.

    • grahamophone
    • April 28th, 2009

    Thank you for hosting this blog. It’s such a wonderful idea. I volunteered for the St. Bernard Project for nine months, and was so inspired by long-term service.

  2. This whole program is very inspiring, and of course very valuable for all of us. Thanks for posting about The New Service and I hope to see more of you on twitter and facebook. Thanks again!

    • Linda Arra
    • September 14th, 2009

    Amy – This is a great resource and one that I will definitely recommend to Lafayette students and alumni.

  3. Thank you, Linda!! Please let me know as questions arise.

  4. Please advise of your blog readership for a DRC report — thank you.

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