The mission of the Corporation for National Service is:
To engage Americans of all ages and backgrounds in community-based service. This service will address the nation's educational, public safety, human and environmental needs in order to achieve direct and demonstrable results. In fulfilling its mission, the Corporation will foster civic responsibility, strengthen the ties that bind us together as a people and provide educational opportunity for those who make a substantial commitment to service.
Corporation for National and Community Service, "Report of the Evaluation Task Force" (1994). Evaluation/Reflection. 5.