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National Implications of Moving the Literacy Needle in California

Michael Lombardo | Posted 04.12.2016 | Education
Michael Lombardo

State legislatures have been called the laboratories of America's democracy, and California is the largest laboratory we've got. As state policymakers move forward in the Every Student Succeeds Act era, strategic investments in reading during the K-4 years will pay big dividends for generations.

Keeping Education Connected to National Service

Wendy Spencer | Posted 08.05.2016 | Impact
Wendy Spencer

With the help of national service, volunteerism, and social innovation, students are getting the extra boost they need to succeed in school and beyond.

Give Volunteers the Credit They Deserve

Michael Lombardo | Posted 06.20.2015 | Impact
Michael Lombardo

As we wrap up National Volunteer Week, it's compelling to consider why it is that the word "just" is so often attached to the word "volunteers."

Follow the Leader? Why Social Entrepreneurs Must Collaborate

Kathleen Kelly Janus | Posted 02.17.2014 | Impact
Kathleen Kelly Janus

We can only achieve the sweeping social change we aspire to by harnessing the leadership potential of all individuals involved in the cause.

The 1 Place We Should All Be Volunteering

Michael Lombardo | Posted 05.29.2012 | Impact
Michael Lombardo

At an age when they should be reading to learn, most economically-disadvantaged fourth graders are still learning to read.