Service to others is an important part of any society — a need made even more crucial in a time of national and global crisis.
Community programs such as AmeriCorps, Senior Corps, City Year and Teach for America tackle tough problems. The work done by volunteers includes tutoring disadvantaged students, helping communities recover from natural disasters and strengthening public safety.
April 7 is National Service Recognition Day, an effort to recognize the positive impact of public service and to thank those who have served.
The reasons to serve are many and varied; here, members of the Arizona State University community talk about their experience and how public service programs have influenced their own lives and trajectories.
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