The president-elect should start by expressing gratitude to the American people for voting in record numbers in November. A call for unity is a must.
This coming school year, although we are living through troubled times, is ripe for civic learning and practicing our democracy.
A responsibility to give back to the community should come with relief for college debt. A cornerstone for addressing debt relief can be our current service programs — Peace Corps, military and AmeriCorps.
If the Trump administrations plans go forward, Minnesota AmeriCorps VISTA programs would be approved and monitored out of a regional office in Kansas City, closing offices that ensure local participation.
Among them: Issues motivate participation, and candidates can make a difference.
Last week the Pentagon released a new nuclear arms policy, effectively ending the Obama-era efforts to reduce the size and scope of the U.S. arsenal.
To help with the transition to encore careers, three institutions are offering Encore programs in the Twin Cities: United Theological Seminary, the University of Minnesota and Hamline University.
Trump’s budget is the most radical any modern president has ever proposed. We should say “no” to it, and we should also support successful local initiatives.
The tradition of citizens serving must continue. Service is at the core of the American spirit.
As you compose what you would like to hear, I share with you excerpts from my Hamline students’ addresses.
Like the Olympics, presidential caucuses happen every four years, so we should have enough preparatory time to get it right.
The number of American families living on $2 per person per day has skyrocketed to 1½ million American households, including 3 million children.
This week congressional budget committees are considering a dramatic reduction (about one-third) to the organization that operates AmeriCorps, the Senior Corps, and other initiatives.
There needs to be a sense of urgency in addressing poverty. We should build upon programs and organizations that have been effective.
This semester a class of graduate students at Hamline University worked on a blueprint to end poverty. Their framework might be useful to the task force.