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  • Matthew Manos

    I love this. Keep up the great work!

  • Craig Bowman

    Frank! It is wonderful to see your name again. My life is infinitely richer because of my connections to YSA, especially the New Generation Training Program. Thanks for all that you've do (and are still doing). Craig Bowman (former Education Director for Public Allies 1992-1995)

  • daveol

    Thanks for sharing this. I have only been serving since the 70's :-), but I have had the good fortune to join and support Alpha Phi Omega, the co-ed National Service Fraternity ( ) when I was in college. APO has chapters on hundreds of campuses across the US, providing opportunities for college students to learn about community service, learn how to run projects through hands-on experience, and develop a lifelong commitment to service. I agree about being closer to a "culture of service" in recent years, and this is reflected both in the number of students joining Alpha Phi Omega, and the number of projects conducted. Fraternity membership is at an all-time record high, more than 87 years after it was founded, and many students come to college with experience doing service projects from junior high and high school. I do wonder if there is a somewhat bi-modal distribution, where many people do a lot of service and are very involved, while others do virtually none.

  • Yasha Wallin

    This is so inspiring, keep up the great work. And I love the idea of a "play-in" that you mention.