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Universities’ take on community service

“Do Something,” a non-profit organization that promotes community service among young people, surveyed 33 top U.S. colleges to get their “take” on voluntary work by high school applicants. Seventy percent of the colleges and universities were more impressed by long-term local service than they were by one-time overseas volunteering.

Whether the service activity is local or international in nature, colleges are interested in how engaged students are with the world around them and how those experiences have changed their worldview.