U.S. domestic peace corps, paid in stipend by a congressional act signed in the early Clinton years. Major function is training, community policing, health education, and community service leaders. Would potentially satisfy national service requirements for conscientious objectors
in case a military draft were to be instituted, much like the Civilian Conservation Corps of old.
After college I joined AmeriCorps, which paid off all my college loans after 10 months of service.