America has had its share of traumas lately — the shooting in Newtown, Conn., the bombing in Boston, and disasters in West, Texas, and Norman, Okla. After letters and donations overwhelmed Newtown, its postmaster remarked: “This is just the proof of the love that’s in this country.” The citizens of Boston emerged from their…

Today Senator Harris Wofford was honored by President Obama with the Presidential Citizens Medal for his commitment to civil rights and empowering citizens to serve through national service programs and the Peace Corps. 
He was given a standing ovation at the Friends of National Service event this week in Washington, D.C. Read a blog post from Michael Brown highlighting this extraordinary leader: http://ow.ly/hKNV8

Today Senator Harris Wofford was honored by President Obama with the Presidential Citizens Medal for his commitment to civil rights and empowering citizens to serve through national service programs and the Peace Corps.

He was given a standing ovation at the Friends of National Service event this week in Washington, D.C. 

Read a blog post from Michael Brown highlighting this extraordinary leader: http://ow.ly/hKNV8

In honor of Black History Month, we wanted to recognize African American leaders who exemplify City Year’s refreshed organizational values.
1) Service to a Cause Greater than Self: We dedicate ourselves to addressing shared civic challenges through unified action.
Aaron S. Williams, Director of the Peace Corps, is a perfect example of this City Year value. Williams served in the Peace Corps from 1967-1970 and then became the coordinator of minority recruitment and project evaluation officer for the Peace Corps in his hometown of Chicago from 1970-1971. Williams has also done a lot of work supporting international development all over the world outside of the Peace Corps as well.
To learn more about Aaron Williams, click here.

In honor of Black History Month, we wanted to recognize African American leaders who exemplify City Year’s refreshed organizational values.

1) Service to a Cause Greater than Self: We dedicate ourselves to addressing shared civic challenges through unified action.

Aaron S. Williams, Director of the Peace Corps, is a perfect example of this City Year value. Williams served in the Peace Corps from 1967-1970 and then became the coordinator of minority recruitment and project evaluation officer for the Peace Corps in his hometown of Chicago from 1970-1971. Williams has also done a lot of work supporting international development all over the world outside of the Peace Corps as well.

To learn more about Aaron Williams, click here.