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Appendix

  1. CREDITS
  2. ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS
  3. ABOUT THE CORPORATION FOR NATIONAL SERVICE

1. CREDITS

Consultants:

Site Partners:

Service Program Staff:

Programs:

2. ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

First and foremost I thank the participants who generously agreed to be interviewed for this project. I also thank the many staff members of national service programs for their enthusiasm and contributions. Many more national service participants were willing to be interviewed than I was able to include.

This project could not have happened without the talents and generosity of Melissa Thompson and Natalie Murrah.

Genius scholar Brackette Williams taught me the importance of conceiving of my work as a way of imagining a world that I want to be in (or as she put it, "that doesn't make me sick"). I approached this project in that spirit. Collaboration is pursued with enthusiasm and imagination. The necessary presence of supports is presumed.

The following people contributed to this project directly, or indirectly by supporting me:

3. ABOUT THE FUNDING INSTITUTION:

About the Corporation for National Service:

Created in 1993, the Corporation for National Service engages more than 1.5 billion Americans annually in improving communities through service. The Corporation supports service at national, state, and local levels through:

About the National Service Fellowship Program:

The National Service Fellowship Program, launched by the Corporation for National Service in 1997, involves a team of individual researchers who develop and promote models of quality service through continuous learning, new models, strong networks, and professional growth.

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Copyright Emily E. Miller

This material is based upon work supported by the Corporation for National Service under a National Service Fellowship. Opinions and points of view expressed in this document are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the official position of the Corporation for National Service.

Upon request, this material will be made available in alternative formats for people with disabilities.

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Go to another chapter in the Field Essay:

  1. Introduction: Project and Methodology
  2. Service & Inclusion: How Do These Concepts Relate?
  3. Disability Awareness: Identifying Barriers to Inclusion
  4. Reasonable Accommodation: Examples and Recommendations
  5. Advice to Service Programs: For Successful Inclusion
  6. Appendix


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