Our senior senator's name is not the only link between this worthy effort and Massachusetts. AmeriCorps was inspired by Boston's CityYear. The former, along with SeniorCorps and Learn and Serve America, are run by the Corporation for National and Community Service, whose chairman is Massachusetts businessman and long-time political activist Alan Solomont.
Solomont, testifying last month before Congress, harkened back to his days as a community organizer in Lowell in the 1970s, where he "worked alongside then–city councilor Paul Tsongas and a young candidate for Congress, John Kerry." Now, more of the country can experience what Massachusetts has been doing for years.
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