Spring Break And Not A Beer Bash In Sight

It's spring break, and here in Anacostia, an impoverished section of southeast Washington, D.C., Laura Matyas is barking out marching orders to a group of college students. "Who's on the glue crew?" she shouts. "Someone get that sprinkler out of the way." Matyas, a D.C. resident and member of AmeriCorps--President Clinton's domestic Peace Corps--is supervising students who have opted to spend their spring break measuring, cutting, and installing drywall. By Memorial Day, the house they're working on will become the home of a low-income family.

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