great guide for college-bound young activists.”
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R. Shaw Jr., Dean of Admissions, Yale U.
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Youth Service America
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Journal of College Admission, National Association
of College Admission Counselors
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Rick Clugston, Center for Respect of Life
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Tim Stanton, Haas Center For Public
Service, Stanford University
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Detroit Free Press
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Daniel Palmer, CA
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Julie Palmer, CA
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Vito Perrone, Former Director, Teacher Education
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Doug Orr, Former President, Warren Wilson
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Kim Corrigan, YES! Magazine
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Robert Elkins, VA
"Recommended. In spirit the Guide resembles the Whole Earth
American Library Association Booklist
“This guide allowed me to find a smaller, more alternative
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