National service and volunteer programs, seeking to reflect the diversity of their communities, are increasing the participation of individuals with disabilities as members, volunteers, and leaders and working to ensure each individual has a meaningful service experience. In order to support their inclusive efforts, the National Service Inclusion Project (NSIP) brings together the national service and disability communities at a local, state, and national level. Through partnership building, strategic planning, and resource sharing, there have been measureable increases in numbers of service participants with disabilities and the quality of their experience.
Sotnik, Paula; Bazilio-Bellegarde, Jewel; Jesien, George; Wilczenski, Felicia L.; Brandenburg, Gayann; Hart, Debra; Fesko, Sheila; Hamlin-Smith, Stephan; and Krueger, Alice, "Inclusive National and Community Service: Bringing Together Service and Disability Communities" (2012). Office of Community Partnerships Posters. 25.