Aspen Institute Publications

Aspen Institute publications are listed below. Many are available for purchase through Google Checkout, a secure system for handling credit card transaction online. For assistance with ordering publications, please contact our Publications office by email or by phone at (410) 820.5326. Please note: Orders are shipped two times a week from our warehouse in Queenstown, MD, on the Eastern Shore.

Enlisting America: A Call to National Service From Those Who Have Served

June 9, 2014

A pledge from top leaders and organizations representing our nation's military endorsing the big idea that every young American should have the expectation and opportunity to serve and that civilian and military service are two sides of the same coin.

The Economic Value of National Service

September 20, 2013

This study reveals findings on the economic value and compelling return on investment for national service.

A 21st Century National Service System: Plan of Action

June 24, 2013

The plan challenges all young adults to commit to one year of full-time service and proposes the infrastructure to engage one million young Americans in service to their country through national service.

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Voters for National Service: Perspectives of American Voters on Large-Scale National Service

Civic Enterprises, Hart Research Associates, The Aspen Institute Franklin Project, Target
June 20, 2013

This brief summarizes the results of a nationally representative survey of American voters to gather their perspectives about national service. This survey of more than 1,000 Americans finds broad support for the idea, potential, and impact of national service.