Summer camps and summer school are not the only stimulating activities young people can do to have a productive summer. Another attractive option is to do volunteer work.

There’s no shortage of opportunities nationwide to do charitable work, from food banks and clothing drives, to community…

Tamara was just out of a college, doing a job she did not love when she decided to ‘take money out of the equation’ and join AmeriCorps. She realized she wanted to work with children and was increasingly alarmed by how many children were ‘slipping through the cracks.’


Sheryl graduated from Medical Assistance School and got a job working with the homeless. It was so much more than a job.

In this 60 second Public Service Annoucement (PSA), Richard Washington describes his experience mentoring kids in his neighborhood. The PSA encourages all Americans to get involved in volunteering and service by going to to find a volunteer opportunity in their community.

In this 60 second Public Service Annoucment (PSA), Timm Lovett, an Iraqi war veteran, talks about how volunteering helped him readjust to civilian life. The PSA encourages all Americans to get involved in volunteering and service by going to to find a volunteer opportunity in their community.”

AmeriCorps Changes Lives

AmeriCorps workers and volunteers install drywall on the second floor of the future homeless shelter next to the Continuum of Life Care Center located on N. 37th Street in East St. Louis. Lessie Bates Davis Neighborhood House operates the center that offers a variety of services for the homeless and community. This week is AmeriCorps Week a nationwide event celebrating the work of AmeriCorps staff and volunteers. Lessie Bates Davis Neighborhood House is responsible for the placement of 100 AmeriCorps staff at various schools and organizations in the Metro East. DERIK HOLTMANN —
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A human being is a part of the whole, called by us “Universe”, a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feelings as something separated from the rest — a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness.

This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty.

Nobody is able to achieve this completely, but the striving for such achievement is in itself a part of the liberation and a foundation for inner security.


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"The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others."

Mahatma Gandhi

What are you doing to find yourself?

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