National Service Bookshelf
Interested in learning more about national service? Find books about national service, categorized by topic, below.
History of National Service in America
The story of the legislation that created the Corporation for National and Community Service and AmeriCorps.
The story of civic engagement in America, from our founding to present, with a special emphases on national service.
Stories of the impact of AmeriCorps members and a vision for national service.
The founding story of Teach For America.
A biography of Sargent Shriver, the creator of the Peace Corps and VISTA. Includes founding stories of both programs.
Reflections by Harris Wofford of his time in the Kennedy administration, including helping to start the Peace Corps.
The Case for National Service
The conservative case for national service.
A case for universal national service and an exploration of what it would look like.
Proposal for a national service program for young people aged 18-23 from the 19
Collection of articles by different authors about national service.
Reader with pro and con articles by different authors about national service (originally designed for use in debate competitions).
A comprehensive analysis of national service programs in different countries around the world.