Perpetual Potential

Making Volunteers: Civic Life After Welfare's End


by Nina Eliasoph

Reviewed by Carren Jao

A robust civic life is essential to building a great country. It is no wonder, then, that former President John F. Kennedy’s call to the American people to “ask not what your country can do for you – ask what you can do for your country” still rings powerfully to this day. With a struggling economy, a broken health care system and economic bubbles popping left and right, the need for citizens willing to volunteer to help fix this nation’s ails is ever more …

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