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Dallas News: Neil Bush: National service matters now more than ever

In his call for Congress and the White House to invest in national service and reject AmeriCorps funding cuts, Neil Bush writes on the importance of national service in both crisis efforts and advancing bridgebuilding and connecting across differences. He mentions Convergence’s national service project, “No Greater Mission. No Greater Means.” stating:

“This summer, David Eisner and John Gomperts, former heads of AmeriCorps under my brother and President Barack Obama, respectively, published a paper titled “No Greater Mission. No Greater Means.” They thoughtfully explored how national service can advance bridge-building and how AmeriCorps members learn “civic CPR” — the basic mindset and skills to connect across differences, listen and collaborate. These crucial skills are at the heart of what both my father and brother paved the way for. People serving together increases understanding and communication to respect differences and helps foster trust and civility.”

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