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2004 Conference

The steady and steep decline in civic engagement in the United States has been exhaustively catalogued and discussed. The implications of this decline will no doubt be felt for years. But, in the aftermath of September 11, 2001, there have been many efforts at the federal, state and local levels to foster a culture of service and civic engagement, and there are some very promising signs that show the resilience and public-spiritedness of Americans.