This Saturday, as part of the inaugural events, thousands of Americans will fill the National Mall for the Service Summit,where attendees can find opportunities to volunteer with organizations both during the national day of service on Monday, and throughout the year.
Mentoring isn't a one-way process. It's a two-way street. It has the potential to change -- indeed, to radically transform -- not just one life, but two.
(This article was published in "The Louisiana Weekly" in the Jan. 14, 2013 edition.) On South Broad and Earhart in New Orleans, the Rosenwald Center-...
Beginning on MLK Day thousands of young people across the country will begin a "Semester of Service," a sustained service and learning framework that integrates standards-based curriculum with substantive service to the community.
This may be the defining quote in today's community service movement. But if Dr. King were alive today, what would he think of our culture of service? How would he respond to the great disconnect that often exists between faith and service?
After 14 years and with the help of hundreds of volunteers, the Pratt Museum in Homer, Alaska, will soon be home to a Pacific gray whale skeleton, the...
NOAA should heed the thousands of citizens who have asked it to move forward to manage fish comprehensively by protecting the habitats they depend on and the food they eat.
Is this really what the idea of volunteering at a soup kitchen is all about? Those who donate their time are undoubtedly responsible for positive Christmas or Thanksgiving spirit, but the charity is cheapened by immature competitiveness amongst them.
A long-awaited study by the Environmental Protection Agency has confirmed that the Pebble Mine -- along with its estimated 10 billion tons of mining waste -- would spell disaster for Bristol Bay, its legendary salmon runs, its pristine environment and its people.
When we consider the great tasks in front of us, we easily freeze not knowing where to start, because we can not be sure that we will see the end of our work. Rabbi Tarfon reminds us that engaging in the task is most important.
Should we really consider keeping poor children in 'poor-ish' settings, for fear that they may otherwise become too removed from where they came?
I only hope that after you read this, you will think twice then next time you eat a peanut butter and jelly sandwich and appreciate the fact that you can enjoy this more often than many others...
There are tens of thousands of service jobs available. And more and more young people -- and their parents -- are recognizing the opportunities for personal growth and the benefits of engaging in our communities.
Let's put politics aside, as they did 40 years ago, and recommit to a strong and successful Endangered Species Act that saves this nation's imperiled wildlife and plant heritage once and for all.
During the holiday season, it's easy to get carried away with the hustle and bustle of holiday gatherings, and shopping for gifts. We believe that it is important that we pause during this time to notice the good that is happening all around us.
The holidays give us a moment to strengthen our bonds with family and show our thanks for all the blessings we normally take for granted. In the face of continued financial hardship, it's also a reminder to make the most of what we have.