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AmeriCorps the Beautiful

Here's how to reform Clinton's national service program for the Bush era

11:00 PM, Jan 21, 2001 • By LESLIE LENKOWSKY
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Supplementing the current AmeriCorps with a voucher-based model well-adapted to problem-solving in local communities would make the program work better. More important, it would allow AmeriCorps members to derive from their service a truer understanding of our national civic life.

Leslie Lenkowsky is professor of philanthropic studies with the Center on Philanthropy at Indiana University. He is a member of the board of directors of the Corporation on National Service. The views expressed in this article are entirely his own.