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Jfk Inaugural Address Research Paper

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President John F. Kennedy 55 years ago, during his inaugural address, called for Americans to serve their country with the powerful quote: “Ask not what your country can do for you; ask what you can do for your country.” Since then, a million Americans have signed up for service through AmeriCorps. I can testify that data because I’m one in a million that is currently serving as an AmeriCorps member at City Year Washington D.C. The reason why I’m serving currently as a core member at City Year is because I believe that in order to change the world, you have to start from home. Small changes can make a big difference. I work everyday with students in the six grade and while they live in a multicultural city, the majority of them don’t have any idea what is available to them outside of the ward they currently live. As I’m exploring my options for service after City Year, the only place I believe I can further continue making differences is at the Peace Corp. One of the main reasons why I’m attracted to the Peace Corps is because the volunteers come from all kinds of backgrounds. The volunteers are similar to the volunteers I work with every day at City Year. Everyone comes from different states and different cultures, but we are all share the same purpose. That purpose is to bridge the gap in the education…show more content…
After more than three months I have seen the impact. I have seen my students interested in different cultures, as well as how big of a presence I am in their learning. Whenever I’m absent for the whole day due to City Year conferences, the next day they would ask me why I was absent and how they missed me. I’m ready to take my City Year’s skills, pack them in my bags, and take them with me to another country as a Peace Corp volunteer. In order to change the world, you have to start from home. I’m ready to make an impact anywhere the Peace Corp would take
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