Today, millions of Americans from all walks of life will join their neighbors in marking the national Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service to help achieve Dr. King's dream of building a more beloved community. And as we settle into a new year, there is no better time to reflect on the progress we've made as a country and the challenges we still face.
Both The Social Innovation Fund and Social Impact Bonds view government not as a problem but as a convener leveraging outside resources, momentum, and energy to catalyze positive social change for America. Local and State governments should capitalize on these social financing mechanisms to solve their biggest challenges.
Volunteering not only allows you to gain valuable experience and strengthen your skills but it also allows you to network with people and find a cause you are passionate about. But once you have your foot in the door and are volunteering for an organization you love, what can you do to turn that experience into a job?