In 1993, the Nalional and Community Service Trust Act (PL. 103-82) established the Learn and Serve America School and Community-Based Programs to support school and Community-Based efforts to involve school-aged youth in community service. The Learn and Serve program is administered by the Corporation for National Service and funded through grants to states and national organizations, and through them to individual school districts, schools, and community organizations. In 1994-95, the first year of the program, the Corporation awarded approximately $30 million in grants supporting over 2,000 local efforts involving over 750,000 school-aged youth.
Melchior, Alan; Frees, Joseph; LaCava, Lisa; Kingsley, Chris; Nahas, Jennifer; Power, Jennifer; Baker, Gus; Blomquist, John; St. George, Anne; Hebert, Scott; Jastrzab, JoAnn; Helfer, Chuck; and Potter, Lance, "Summary Report: National Evaluation of Learn and Serve America" (1999). Evaluation/Reflection. 36.