Through community-based efforts, the twenty-first century has seen an unprecedented rise in generosity and a steep decline in global poverty. Recent history reveals that American citizens are the backbone of ambitious solutions to the world's most pressing problems. In "The Quiet Revolution," readers are invited inside the White House to see how past presidents have rallied Americans to carry out this service to their nation by serving in their own communities.
In the early years of the twenty-first century, President George W. Bush's Faith-Based and Community Initiative was a major catalyst for dramatic social improvements. Though the faith-based initiative has been the subject of heated debate in Washington, this book clearly shows how the efforts of community volunteers helped to turn President Bush's vision into reality.
"The Quiet Revolution" is about championing the unsung work of ordinary volunteers who achieved the president's vision and continue to carry it out. Spurred both by faith and simple goodwill, they rolled up their sleeves in order to care for their neighbors in need.