David Eisner’s departing comments 11/13

After 5 years of service David Eisner stepped down as the CEO of the Corporation for National and Community Service. Mr. Eisner gave a great speech last Thursday at Georgetown University. Read the speech. Watch the speech.

His closing words:

“The need is dire.
Our resources are scarce.
Our service and volunteering infrastructure is ready.
Our youth are ready.
And Americans of all ages are waiting to be asked.”

Mr.Eisner has been a huge supporter of City Year, Americorps and National Service; his support has helped City Year grow to 1400 corps members nationwide.

Read more about investing in public service in this column by Steve Lopez in the LA Times.