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How a Hindu Friend Fixed This Christian's Christmas

Tracy Hoover | Posted 12.26.2015 | Impact
Tracy Hoover

As I've thought about our changemaking - and how we go about this work of helping each other and building a better world - I'm again reminded that our best work, our highest purpose and our most lasting change don't come from ferreting out and fixing what is wrong with each other.

Our Salute to 41 at 91

Tracy Hoover | Posted 06.12.2016 | Impact
Tracy Hoover

Twenty-five years ago President George H. W. Bush, Points of Light's founder, created the Daily Point of Light Award to celebrate individuals who were making a difference in their communities - and their world - through volunteer service.

Stories of Service

Tracy Hoover | Posted 06.17.2015 | Impact
Tracy Hoover

The year was 1974. Hank Aaron had just broken Babe Ruth's home run record and UPC codes were introduced as a major new technological innovation. America was in an energy crisis, and in the midst of the Watergate scandal.

As NATO Meets, a Cross-Atlantic Pair of Young Volunteers Honored for Work Benefiting Military Families

Tracy Hoover | Posted 11.05.2014 | Impact
Tracy Hoover

Yesterday, as NATO leaders convened outside the Welsh capital of Cardiff to deal with terrorism and war, a second extraordinary meeting took place nea...

How a Rowdy Dog Inspired a New Family Tradition

Tracy Hoover | Posted 01.27.2014 | Impact
Tracy Hoover

This week, many Americans will celebrate Thanksgiving by carrying forward generations-old family or faith traditions – or by creating new ones. Old ...

For Veterans Day, Three Powerful Stories of Service

Tracy Hoover | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Tracy Hoover

I’d like to pay tribute to all veterans by telling you the story of three people – a boy who lost his dad on 9/11, an Army helicopter pilot and We...

Service in the Face of Disaster - Honoring Oklahoma Teachers

Michelle Nunn | Posted 08.12.2013 | Impact
Michelle Nunn

As a massive tornado touched ground and headed for Moore, Oklahoma, on May 20, it became frighteningly clear that three of Moore's public schools were directly in its path. With only a few minutes' warning, the teachers and staff rushed to protect the children.