VISION AND MISSION
Community Service is dedicated to the development, growth and enhancement of small local
communities. We envision a country where the population is distributed in small
communities that are sustainable, diverse and culturally sophisticated.
Community Service was founded in 1940 as an educational institution focused
on the ideas and practices of small community and the appraisal,
development and circulation of these ideas and practices.
Community Service was founded by Arthur E. Morgan, educator, businessman
and executive. He was the first president of the TVA and the president of
OWN SMALL LOCAL COMMUNITY
Community Service is located in the village of Yellow Springs, Ohio and has
actively been involved in the practices of community in the village. Yellow
Springs is also the home of Antioch College and represents many of the
positive elements of the small community as we define it.
Located on the edge of Yellow Springs is the Vale, an intentional community
founded by Griscom Morgan, the son of Arthur Morgan, and Jane Morgan, his
wife and President Emeritus of Community Service. The Vale practices the
principles of the small community as well as owning all land in common and
a focus on sharing by and caring of the members.
We invite you to join Community Service and participate in the upcoming
revolution of our country. We also request you contribute to our activities
and hasten the day when small communities are again dominant in our culture.