College Students Expect Service, Study Abroad, and Extracurricular Clubs but Report Stress and Low Emotional Health
Using data from the College Freshman Survey of the Higher Education Research Institute (HERI), John H. Pryor reports that incoming college freshmen are increasingly likely to expect that they will participate directly in extracurricular activities, community service, and foreign study–all experiences that have civic purposes and benefits. But the same study also shows that incoming Read More >
by Andrea Finlay and Connie Flanagan September 2009 In CIRCLE working paper (#67) and factsheet “Civic Engagement and Educational Progress in Young Adulthood”, the authors find that young adults (those between the ages of 16 and 30 at baseline) who make academic progress over a four-year period are also more likely to participate in civic Read More >
by Melissa Bass March 2004 “This paper explores the relationship between national service and civic education through a study of two civilian national service programs – the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) (1933-42) and Volunteers in Service to America (VISTA) (1965-93, when it was incorporated into AmeriCorps), to see what lessons we might learn and apply Read More >
by Melissa Bass October 2003 “In this paper I trace the development of three of America’s main civilian national service programs – the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) (1933-42), Volunteers in Service to America (VISTA) (1965-93, when it was incorporated into AmeriCorps), and AmeriCorps (1993-present).” Download here (PDF).