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Center Stage: The opportunity for community service

“We do not have to compel citizens to serve their country. All we have to do is ask – and provide the opportunity.” – U.S. Senator Edward Kennedy

In the last year, we heard our new President, as well as many national and local leaders, issue renewed calls for service and volunteerism as we work together to address the many challenges facing our communities. In 2009, Congress prioritized the issue by passing the Edward M. Kennedy Serve America Act. This legislation was specifically designed to create a new era of service that will give Americans of all ages the opportunity to serve

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