National Service Budget Cuts Could Devastate Nonprofits, Communities

Eliminating these effective programs would devastate nonprofits and communities

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In recent years, the national and community service movement has started to fulfill the promise of engaging large numbers of Americans in making intensive commitments to serve their country. Piloted by George H.W. Bush, launched under Bill Clinton, expanded after 9/11 by George W. Bush, and strengthened by the 2009 Hatch-Kennedy Serve America Act, national service has always had bipartisan support. As Congress makes tough choices on spending, it should remember that a spirit of challenge to the American people should be part of the solution and should support this bipartisan cost-effective investment in our future.

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