Please find below a curated list of 34 of The Best Community Service Quotes by notable women and men. Please consider sharing with others any of the Community Service Quotes that resonate.
My kids are obviously growing up very privileged, but I want them to have a servant’s heart. We do community service as a family, and I also call them out on things like getting impatient when they stand in line – because they hardly ever have to. But that’s just the reality of what they were born into.
Through that organization [Community Service Organization], I met Cesar Chavez. We had this common interest about farm workers. We ultimately left CSO to start the National Farm Workers Organization, which became the United Farm Workers. I was very blessed to have learned some of the skills of basic grassroots organizing from Mr. Ross and then be able to put that into practice in both CSO and the United Farm Workers.
People didn’t know who I was or why I was there, so they started inventing stories about me. I was a registered sex offender and I’d just been released from prison and was being forced to do community-service work. I was a murderer, an arsonist – all these horrific things had been projected on me because no one knew what to make of this white guy who showed up and made toast at 5 o’clock every morning.
Service-learning is a particularly fertile way of involving young people in community service, because it ties helping others to what they are learning in the classroom. It enables them to apply academic disciplines to practical, everyday problems. In the process, it provides a compelling answer to the adolescent’s perennial question, ‘Why do I need to learn this stuff?
My understanding from talking to a lot of people in the business has been that it used to be that a newspaper was considered a community service. Now they’re being run as profit centers, and they’re trying to get pretty high profit margins. As a result, investigative reporting has been seen as a problem.