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Working Paper 12: Civic Education Through National Service: Lessons from American History

by Melissa Bass

March 2004graph

“This paper explores the relationship
between national service and civic education
through a study of two civilian national service
programs – the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC)
(1933-42) and Volunteers in Service to America
(VISTA) (1965-93, when it was incorporated
into AmeriCorps), to see what lessons we might
learn and apply to the nation’s current program,
AmeriCorps (1993-present). Specifically, I explore
how the two early programs understood their
civic mission, particularly with respect to their
participants, and how successful they were seen
to be at fulfilling it.”

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