General Stanley McChrystal: Lincoln's Call to Service—and Ours [The Wall Street Journal]
A proposal that would help young Americans understand that civic duty is not restricted to the military.
Anti-dropout program offers graduation-like ceremonies [The Columbus Dispatch]
It looked like a graduation ceremony. It felt like one, too, with the stage filled with dignitaries, a keynote speaker and “Class of 2016” T-shirts rolled and tied just like diplomas.
Hollywood Stars Supports Education at City Year Spring Break Fundraiser [Hollywood Reporter]
The third annual event raised $1.3 million to keep students in school and was attended by Octavia Spencer, Liam Hemsworth and Harrison Ford.
Corporate Civic Engagement Goes Big: Thousands of Comcast Volunteers Unite to Revitalize Communities [The Huffington Post Blog]
On Saturday, April 27, more than 70,000 volunteers in cities from Boston to Los Angeles, will pick up their paintbrushes and hammers for a remarkable day of service, Comcast Cares Day. It is the nation's largest single-day corporate volunteer effort and a model of how a company can give back to its community.
Heroes in our own backyards [The Washington Post]
For the past ten days the nation has gotten a chance to see real life heroism at work. The first responders who rushed into uncertainly to reach the injured after bombs exploded at the Boston Marathon showed us all the principles of bravery and steadfastness in the face of uncertainty.