A New Era Of Service
Below is a really great article in TIME Magazine by our new President on public service. The article discusses his past experiences while volunteering and his future goals in implementing the spirit of giving in our legislation. One note President Obama touches on is our personal responsibility to be the change we want to see in the world.
I started my career more than two decades ago as a community organizer on the South Side of Chicago, working with churches to help neighborhoods that had been devastated by plant closings. Block by block, we fought to create job-training programs, improve housing conditions and help people live their lives with some measure of dignity. And eventually, I realized that I wasn't just helping other people — through service, I also found a community that embraced me, a church to belong to and the direction I'd been seeking. Through service, I found that my own story fit into a larger American story.
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