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National Volunteer Week Celebrates Individual Changemakers and the History of Service

Tracy Hoover | Posted 04.15.2016 | Impact
Tracy Hoover

Norman Hurns mentors elementary school boys on "life skills and character education" through Brothers Making a Difference, a program he created after he saw a need to inspire and motivate kids growing up in a city hit hard by changing economics and the shrinking auto industry -- Detroit.

National Service Matters

John Bridgeland | Posted 09.15.2013 | Impact
John Bridgeland

On behalf of the Aspen Institute's Franklin Project, I commend the president for his leadership and am encouraged that he issued this presidential memorandum and recognized the powerful impact that engaging Americans in national service can have on the big challenges facing our country.

Monday Will Be a Big Day for Service and for All the Nation's Volunteers

Michelle Nunn | Posted 09.11.2013 | Impact
Michelle Nunn

At 1:30 p.m. on Monday, President and Mrs. Obama will host President George H. W. Bush and Mrs. Bush at a special White House ceremony to honor the 5,...

Even in Divisive Times, Service and Volunteering Bring Us Together as One America

Michelle Nunn | Posted 08.21.2013 | Impact
Michelle Nunn

At Points of Light's Conference on Volunteering and Service in Washington, D.C. this week, the crowd of 5,000 saw something you don't see every day. And it wasn't just right-leaning strategist Karl Rove dancing on stage with left-leaning strategist Donna Brazile.

Points of Light and the Pursuit of Happiness

Michelle Nunn | Posted 05.28.2013 | Impact
Michelle Nunn

When I first met President George H. W. Bush six years ago, I was struck by three things: his deeply felt sense that a meaningful life must include service to others, his gracious humility and the fact that he ordered dessert at lunch and encouraged all present to do the same.