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Finding - and Spreading - Joy in 2016

Tracy Hoover | Posted 12.12.2016 | Impact
Tracy Hoover

It's this time of the year when the promise of peace and goodwill seems especially precious to me. Maybe even more so this year, which has unfolded ag...

Watch These Kids Learn That Other Children Go Hungry And Pledge To Help

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 04.02.2015 | Impact

Nearly one in five kids in the U.S. struggles with hunger, yet because of the shame and humiliation associated with the issue, the rampant problem oft...

Do You Remember Your First Volunteer Experience?

Tracy Hoover | Posted 04.13.2015 | Impact
Tracy Hoover

I'll never forget my first Hands On Atlanta volunteer project nearly 20 years ago. I remember a spilled vat of applesauce and getting lost more than once.

"It's Ripple Time."

Daniel Horgan | Posted 07.08.2014 | Impact
Daniel Horgan

Kids love superheroes. Whether it's the kind they read about in comic books or watch on the big screen, the action figures that they play with or the ...

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 ...

What's Your Forty-Pound Cabbage?

Concetta Bencivenga | Posted 08.19.2013 | Impact
Concetta Bencivenga

"At the age of nine, I did not have a true understanding of the complexities of the issue of hunger. What I did understand was that there were individuals and families in my community who did not have enough to eat. I have a backyard where I could and do grow fresh vegetables"

During National Volunteer Week, 'Look For The Helpers'

Michelle Nunn | Posted 06.24.2013 | Impact
Michelle Nunn

Last week, as so many of us tried to make sense of the terrible events in Boston, this message from the beloved children's television host Fred Rogers...

Poverty and Student Success

AnnMaura Connolly | Posted 04.28.2013 | Impact
AnnMaura Connolly

To move towards high impact, cost-effective student support strategies, we need to adopt evidence-based, targeted student supports and deploy nonprofit organizations to leverage community volunteers and national service to address this challenge.

Making Service A Holiday Tradition For The Whole Family

Calla Gilson | Posted 01.24.2013 | Impact
Calla Gilson

Year after year it seemed to be the same old routine: after finishing the dishes from Thanksgiving dinner, my extended family members would each draw ...

Hero in Action Nimansha Jain: Mobilizing Youth to Bridge the Generation Gap

Dylan Mahalingam | Posted 10.07.2012 | Teen
Dylan Mahalingam

The Grandfather Youth Task Force is a group that is taking initiative to bridge the inter-generational divide. Nimansha's initiative includes an activity to bridge the technology gap.

Sesame Street Residents and Avatar Stars Help Celebrate Youth Leadership

Posted 06.04.2012 | New York

Silda Wall Spitzer, the founder of the New York based not-for-profit generationOn, let down her hair and kicked off her shoes (literally) to honor Lau...

How My Generation Will Be Remembered

Mohit Jain | Posted 02.27.2012 | Home
Mohit Jain

Our generation is defined by our ability to connect and our passion to make a difference, and both of these combine through action in service.

Laura Stampler

How To Volunteer As A Family For 9/11 | Laura Stampler | Posted 11.08.2011 | Parents

On the tenth anniversary of Sept. 11, it's important to not only teach children about what happened when the Towers fell, but also to highlight the he...

Dear Mrs. Obama

Grace Li | Posted 10.11.2011 | Impact
Grace Li

Dear Mrs. Obama, I am writing to ask for a meeting with you, if possible. Please see my story below. My mom grew up in a small village in Hunan, Ch...

generationOn -- Empowering Kids to Better Their World

Michelle Nunn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Michelle Nunn

This past Saturday hundreds of young people joined together to launch generationOn, a global youth service movement that encourages all kids to discover their power and potential to solve real world problems through service.