What We Can Do

With a special report and by co-hosting a major summit, TIME challenges thinkers and leaders to reimagine national service

Hatch: Kristoffer Tripplaar / SIPA

Damian Dovarganes / AP

America is the original DIY culture--Do It Yourself. From the first settlement at Jamestown through today, we have been doing things ourselves.

Last year I wrote a cover story called "The Case for National Service." Now that the argument has been made, this year we're asking, How do we help execute that vision? Well, by doing it yourself--except in this case, we have hundreds of partners.

We became a co-sponsor this year of a national-service summit whose mission is to make national service a reality for all Americans. We partnered with ServiceNation, a new coalition of 110 organizations dedicated to volunteer...

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