Mandating community service affects the union
I have read portions of the bill that I could find and am unable to tell exactly what the bill is calling for (mandatory vs. We have received several inquiries about this bill, which has passed both the House and Senate with significant bipartisan support. We are pleased to join with the Majority in supporting bipartisan efforts to strengthen the national service laws and improve service delivery throughout the country." Called the GIVE Act ("Generations Invigorating Volunteerism and Education Act") in the House and the "Edward M.
Some e-mails and conservative Web sites say it requires the government to draw up plans for a “mandatory service requirement for all able young people.” Others say the bill forbids participants from attending church. Neither the House-passed bill nor the Senate-passed version says these things. Kennedy Serve America Act" in the Senate, the legislation reauthorizes and expands established national service programs including VISTA (Volunteers in Service to America) and the National Civilian Community Corps, both of which are Ameri Corps programs. “A Guide for Ameri Corps Members.” Corporation for National & Community Service.
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Some school districts in Washington, including Seattle Public Schools, differentiate between community service and "service learning," requiring students to demonstrate that their work has contributed to their education.