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1 1 -The Second in a Special Series- A Brief History of National and Community Service Originally Developed by: Fred Sanguiliano, Executive Director, Florida Commission on Community Service Adapted by May 2007 Version from

2 2 A Brief History of National Service Presentation 1 Presentation 1 A Brief History of National Service A Brief History of National Service Presentation 1 Presentation 1 A Brief History of National Service A Brief History of National Service Presentation 2 Presentation 2 A Brief History of National Service A Brief History of National Service Presentation 2 Presentation 2 A Brief History of National Service A Brief History of National Service Presentation 3 Presentation 3 National Service Programs Today National Service Programs Today Presentation 3 Presentation 3 National Service Programs Today National Service Programs Today

3 3 1980s A Decade Of Smaller Government President Reagan takes office in January of President Reagan takes office in January of Amid soaring budget deficits, the Reagan Administration commits to cutting the size of federal government. Amid soaring budget deficits, the Reagan Administration commits to cutting the size of federal government.

4 4 1980s National Service Organizations Campus Outreach Opportunity League (1984) Campus Outreach Opportunity League (1984) Campus Compact (1985) Campus Compact (1985) National Association of Service and Conservation Corps (1985) National Association of Service and Conservation Corps (1985) Youth Service America (1985) Youth Service America (1985) Campus Outreach Opportunity League (1984) Campus Outreach Opportunity League (1984) Campus Compact (1985) Campus Compact (1985) National Association of Service and Conservation Corps (1985) National Association of Service and Conservation Corps (1985) Youth Service America (1985) Youth Service America (1985)

5 A Kinder And Gentler Nation President Bush comments that individuals serving their neighbors are like a thousand points of light

6 A Call to Service During the Presidential campaign, Governor Bill Clinton visits a number of college campuses and urban communities and is intrigued by the National Service movement. During the Presidential campaign, Governor Bill Clinton visits a number of college campuses and urban communities and is intrigued by the National Service movement.

7 7 September 1993 The Act President Clinton signs the National and Community Service Trust Act of 1993, creating AmeriCorps and the Corporation for National Service.

8 A National Movement Takes Root The first 20,000 AmeriCorps members serve.

9 Project TASC Project TASC launched: Project TASC launched: first CNCS grant to provide training and technical assistance specifically for state commissions awarded to Aguirre International first CNCS grant to provide training and technical assistance specifically for state commissions awarded to Aguirre International Project TASC was designed to provide organizational development to state commissions including strategic planning, commission retreats, and commissioner and staff development Project TASC was designed to provide organizational development to state commissions including strategic planning, commission retreats, and commissioner and staff development Project TASC launched: Project TASC launched: first CNCS grant to provide training and technical assistance specifically for state commissions awarded to Aguirre International first CNCS grant to provide training and technical assistance specifically for state commissions awarded to Aguirre International Project TASC was designed to provide organizational development to state commissions including strategic planning, commission retreats, and commissioner and staff development Project TASC was designed to provide organizational development to state commissions including strategic planning, commission retreats, and commissioner and staff development

10 10 April 1997 The Presidents' Summit for America's Future A national summit of living Presidents is held in Philadelphia and chaired by General Colin Powell A national summit of living Presidents is held in Philadelphia and chaired by General Colin Powell

11 11 The Seeds Are Sown… Group of committed EDs begin development of a new organization to be the national voice representing the interests of all commissions Group of committed EDs begin development of a new organization to be the national voice representing the interests of all commissions Ford and Kaufman Foundations give grants to support development of the new national association of state commissions Ford and Kaufman Foundations give grants to support development of the new national association of state commissions January Michigan Commission and Project TASC supported the first national event where commission chairs were invited to attend with their executive directors in New Orleans January Michigan Commission and Project TASC supported the first national event where commission chairs were invited to attend with their executive directors in New Orleans Group of committed EDs begin development of a new organization to be the national voice representing the interests of all commissions Group of committed EDs begin development of a new organization to be the national voice representing the interests of all commissions Ford and Kaufman Foundations give grants to support development of the new national association of state commissions Ford and Kaufman Foundations give grants to support development of the new national association of state commissions January Michigan Commission and Project TASC supported the first national event where commission chairs were invited to attend with their executive directors in New Orleans January Michigan Commission and Project TASC supported the first national event where commission chairs were invited to attend with their executive directors in New Orleans

12 AASSC to ASC May 1998: May 1998: First Director on board First Director on board 1999: 1999: The American Association of State Service Commissions (AASSC) is chartered as a not-for- profit corporation in South Carolina The American Association of State Service Commissions (AASSC) is chartered as a not-for- profit corporation in South Carolina March 2000: March 2000: ASC granted 501 (c)(3) status ASC granted 501 (c)(3) status Summer 2000: Summer 2000: ASC offices moved to Washington, DC ASC offices moved to Washington, DC May 1998: May 1998: First Director on board First Director on board 1999: 1999: The American Association of State Service Commissions (AASSC) is chartered as a not-for- profit corporation in South Carolina The American Association of State Service Commissions (AASSC) is chartered as a not-for- profit corporation in South Carolina March 2000: March 2000: ASC granted 501 (c)(3) status ASC granted 501 (c)(3) status Summer 2000: Summer 2000: ASC offices moved to Washington, DC ASC offices moved to Washington, DC

13 13 January 2002 USA Freedom Corps In his State of the Union address, President Bush calls on Americans to dedicate at least two years to the service of others.

14 14 Eli Segal Harris Wofford Leslie Lenkowsky David Eisner 2003-present CNCS Leadership The CEOs

15 Harris Wofford Fellowship Program ASC honored Senator Harris Wofford with a living legacy -- the Harris Wofford Fellowship Program.

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