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The White House

Office of National Service


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                   CONTACT: ETHAN ZINDLER
APRIL 30, 1993                                   202/456-6444

                          April 30, 1993

                      OUTLINE OF LEGISLATION

                   NATIONAL SERVICE INITIATIVE

     President Clinton's national service program will expand 

educational opportunity, reward individual responsibility, and build the American community by bringing citizens together to tackle common problems. The President's support for service extends from the youngest elementary students to our oldest citizens, and includes everything from part-time volunteer activities to full-time public service jobs.

The centerpiece of the President's initiative to support service is a new program to offer education awards to Americans who make a substantial commitment to service. In addition to this program, which builds on the youth corps and demonstration programs of the National and Community Service Act of 1990, the National Service Trust Act includes:

Corporation for National Service

Structure

Governance

Oversight

State Commissions

Structure

Duties

Transition

Allocation of Funds

Programs

Goals

Eligibility

Selection

Funding

Participants

Eligibility

Selection

about available positions will be widely disseminate through high schools, colleges and other placement offices. A special leadership corps may be recruited, trained, and placed to assist in the development of new national service programs.

Term of Service

Educational Awards

Stipends

Health and Child Care


SERVE AMERICA

The proposal extends and expands the existing Serve-America program for school-age youth and Higher Education Innovative Projects for Community Service. Modifications to these programs are described below.

Service-Learning Program

Program Goals

Types of Programs

Types of Funding

Training and Technical Assistance

Community-based Program for School-Age Youth

Higher Education Innovative Projects

EXTENSION OF THE DOMESTIC VOLUNTEER SERVICE ACT OF 1973

The proposal extends and expands VISTA and Older American Volunteer Programs authorized by the Domestic Volunteer Service Act. Following a transition period, these programs will be administered by the Corporation for National Service.

VISTA

Special Volunteer Programs

Older American Volunteer Programs

Administration