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  • A Conversation with Former President and Mrs Bush
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    A Conversation with Former President and Mrs. Bush

    Former President and Mrs. George H.W. Bush each received the 2006 Woodson Medal for Outstanding Community Leadership and Service at a luncheon in their honor. They were interviewed on stage by…

  • Eric Liu Discusses emYoure More Powerful Than You Thinkem
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    You're More Powerful than You Think

    Eric Liu talked about his book You’re More Powerful than You Think: A Citizen’s Guide to Making Change Happen, in which he discusses how citizens can mobilize their power to bring about…

  • Community Action Partnership Annual Convention Juan Williams Remarks
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    Community Action Partnership Annual Convention, Juan Williams Remarks

    Juan Williams spoke at the Community Action Partnership’s annual convention, marking the organization’s 50th anniversary. He talked about the need for community action and to continue efforts towards…

  • Discussion with DC Central Kitchen Founder Robert Egger
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    Robert Egger on Leadership

    Robert Egger delivered the keynote address at the Community Action Partnership 50th Anniversary Convention. He spoke about the importance of community-level leadership. Mr. Egger is the…

  • Presidents Obama and Clinton at AmeriCorps Pledge Ceremony
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    AmeriCorps 20th Anniversary

    President Obama and former President Clinton took part in a celebration of the 20th anniversary of AmeriCorps. President Clinton launched the service program in 1994. A new group of…

  • Wendy Spencer  Elizabeth Boris on How many Americans Volunteer
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    Volunteerism in America

    Wendy Spencer and Elizabeth Boris talked about volunteerism in America, including how many Americans volunteer and what their activities include, as well as the personal, civic, and career…

  • MovementBuilding Models
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    Movement-Building Models

    Community organizers spoke about their craft and forming grassroots political and social movements. They also focused on efforts to empower those hurt in the recent economic recession, coalition…

  • emSarge The Life and Times of Sargent Shriverem
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    Sarge: The Life and Times of Sargent Shriver

    Following an introduction by Mr. Kantor and a speech by Mr. Shriver, panelists discussed the life and work of humanitarian Sargent Shriver. Mr. Russert moderated the panel. Each panelist…

  • emAuthentic Patriotismem
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    Authentic Patriotism

    Mr. Kiernan presents vignettes of people he says are trying to revive the national purpose by taking action in their communities. They include college students on environmental intitiatives…

  • Volunteerism and Serve America Act
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    Volunteerism and Serve America Act

    Patrick Corvington talked about the role and impact of volunteering and community service in the U.S. National Volunteer Week (April 18 - 24) marks the first anniversary of the Edward M. Kennedy…

  • Forum on Community Service
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    Forum on Community Service

    A panel of guests talked about community service at the George H.W. Bush Presidential Library on the campus of Texas A & M University. This marked the twentieth anniversary of the Points of Light…

  • Open Phones
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    Open Phones

    Telephone lines were open to comment on social networking and political participation, have things become better or worse and how have they affected citizen participation. Do we have a…

  • Michelle Obama Remarks on Toys for Tots Drive
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    Michelle Obama Remarks on Toys for Tots Drive

    First Lady Michelle Obama announced that White House employees will participate in the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve’s Toys for Tots holiday drive. She was joined by Toys for Tots President Retired…

  • Community Philanthropy
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    Community Philanthropy

    Hip-hop singer Chris “Ludacris” Bridges addressed a National Press Club luncheon. He talked about individuals taking an active role in community philanthropy. He also responded to questions…

  • Mission Serve Initiative Launch
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    Mission Serve Initiative Launch

    First lady Michelle Obama, second lady Jill Biden, and Alma J. Powell delivered remarks at an event to launch Mission Serve, an initiative designed to integrate service to country with…

  • First Responder Issues Part 1
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    First Responder Issues, Part 1

    The International Association of Firefighters held their annual legislative conference. Public officials spoke about legislation designed to assist fire fighters and first responders, both…

  • National and Community Service Part 2
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    National and Community Service, Part 2

    David Eisner talked about the current role of national service in the U.S. He responded to telephone calls and electronic mail. Sonny Boggus talked by telephone from La Grange, Georgia,…

  • National and Community Service Part 1
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    National and Community Service, Part 1

    David Eisner talked about the current role of national service in the U.S. The week’s cover story of Time Magazine was on national service and presidential candidates Senators McCain and Obama also…

  • Awards Dinner
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    Awards Dinner

    The Campaign for America’s Future held an awards dinner at their “Take Back America” conference, which was held at the Omni Shoreham Hotel. Slide presentations or videos were shown as the honorees were…

  • Americorps Legislation
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    Americorps Legislation

    Participating by telephone, Edward Epstein talked about a motion to recommit Americorps legislation, and the disagreements on wording of the legislation.

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