In 2002, the North American Institute, in collaboration with the Universidad Veracruzana, the Student Conservation Association, and Canada World Youth, along with regional and local organizations in Mexico, Canada, and the United States, initiated a pilot demonstration of a North American Community Service (NACS) program. The purpose of NACS is to build capacity among youth from all walks of life for leadership in creating a North American community.
Sherraden, M. S., & Benítez, C. (2003). North American Community Service pilot project (CSD Report No. 03-30). St. Louis, MO: Washington University, Center for Social Development.