This CSD Civic Service Research Fellows study used Social Network Analysis as a tool to assess the effect of national service programs at the community level. Specifically, the study measured the community-level impacts of the work accomplished by AmeriCorps volunteers in three U.S. cities. The findings show that the program can increase social capital by diversifying and bridging community network ties.
Funding Partner: Ford Foundation
Amanda Moore McBride
CSD Faculty Director; University of Denver
Civic Engagement and Service
Danielle M. Vogenbeck, 2005-2008 CSD research fellow