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 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.