American-Based National Service Organizations

Describe one of the American-based national service organizations.

Begin with a description of the problem (a rise in heart-related deaths, a lack of adequate day-care facilities or affordable housing, a hostile work environment, discriminatory or sexist hiring practices, domestic violence, lack of access for the disabled, etc.) that eventually led to the creation of the cause and the organization that supports it. Describe the initial signs of social awareness of the problem and initial steps to oppose it (labor strikes, sit-ins, picket lines, marches, etc.). Identify some of the ways in which the organization has provided support through lobbying efforts, housing, financial support, advertising campaigns, etc.).