At OneStar Foundation, the organization’s, and thus the staff’s role is to manage AmeriCorps grants. So we’re a step back away from the direct service – the good work that AmeriCorps members are doing out there. So taking the time off the tedious paper work, the “boring stuff”, to talk about why we are doing what we are doing and rethinking why the administrative work is critical in the service world, is valuable.”
What People Are Saying
"This is an incredibly well chosen collection. Every single selection holds great power...."
- Dave Eggers
"The readings and images had real content to them. There was a sense that I could respond better to patients... Patients all come with the story of what makes them who they are. This exercise [Reflective Reading] helps with fostering that perspective."
- Social worker, Central DuPage Hospital
"Civic reflection made me feel more connected to why I serve."
- AmeriCorps Member
"Exploring the ‘why’ of what we do has raised spirits and attitudes among our members."
- Rotary Club Leader
Civically Engaged Reader
"This is a must-have resource, a compendium of writing from diverse times and voices guaranteed to stimulate lively conversation."
- Elizabeth Hollander, Executive Director, Campus Compact
Hearing the Call Across Traditions
"For those who are motivated to serve because of deep faith commitment, this book will only strengthen that calling."
- Wendy Kopp, CEO and Founder, Teach for America