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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.

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...

With 125 Days of Service, Belk Gives Back to Community

Michelle Nunn | Posted 05.25.2013 | Impact
Michelle Nunn

Last week, as a student at Montclair Elementary in Charlotte watched 200 volunteers painting, building and landscaping at his school, he said just one word: "Awesome." I couldn't agree more.

Top Local Volunteer Projects On Make A Difference Day

Posted 10.27.2012 | Impact

Make A Difference Day, the nation’s largest day of service, activates millions of Americans to do outreach work in their local communities. The...

Starbucks, HandsOn Network Host Global Month of Service

Cliff Burrows | Posted 06.05.2011 | Impact
Cliff Burrows

With service events around the world, our goal is to reach 200,000 hours of service from our partners and customers in 30 days.

Return To The Dinner Table

Michelle Nunn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Michelle Nunn

Yet, the image of a modest table where families gather is more than just a symbol of modern-day angst. It is also being rediscovered as the venue where bonds are reaffirmed and where breaking bread actually breaks down barriers.

A New Approach to America's Mortgage Crisis: Innovation and Collaboration

Richard French | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Richard French

So far, there have been few solutions for upside down/underwater homeowners and the mortgage lenders and servicers who own these loans.

The World's Largest Game of Online Tag

Allison Fine  | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Allison Fine 

Players are asked to be "it" and make a volunteer commitment, then tag their friends, family and colleagues -- their social networks -- via Facebook, Twitter, email, or other online channels.

9/11: A 'National Day Of Service And Remembrance'

HuffPost | Diana Grubb | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

Correction: While this article states that 911dayofservice.org is a newly launched website, it was actually launched in 2002 by the nonpartisan nonp...

Hitting the Trifecta: The Volunteer Generation Fund, a Winning Federal Investment

Michelle Nunn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Michelle Nunn

Federal policy-makers need look no further than the Volunteer Generation Fund for the perfect trifecta: low cost, proven effectiveness and return on investment.

The Power to Change the World

Michelle Nunn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Michelle Nunn

In my commencement address at Wesleyan College, I reminded students to take the bounty of their education and, whatever their path, find a way to serve others.

You Only Need a Heart Full of Grace

Michelle Nunn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Michelle Nunn

On Martin Luther King Day, millions of Americans around the country will take a "day on" not a "day off." This year, every individual has the opportunity to answer President Obama's call to serve.

"Morning Joe" Broadcasts Live From NOLA: Help Rebuild John McDonogh High School

HuffPost | Jonathan Daniel Harris | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

Coming here from joe.msnbc.com? Scroll down to the widget below and click the "Contribute" button to give to City Year. Don't know what we're talking ...

True Angels in the City of Angels: The Top 5 Social Enterprises in LA

Jonathan Greenblatt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Jonathan Greenblatt

Despite the negative press, LA is a vibrant hub of ethnicities and ideas, a thriving metropolis that spurs continuous innovation for the common good.