So many families in the autism community have a hard time living in apartments because of the noise and the specific needs that their children have. Providing affordable homes for these families has just really filled my heart.
Joyful. Luminous. Radiant. Distinguished. Vivacious. Such adjectives describe every Maisha collective scarf, outshone only by the story -- and the woman -- behind it.
For generations, seniors have been making a powerful impact in their communities, and their service is more important now than ever. Let us pay a special tribute to these remarkable seniors, who do so much to improve our communities and nation.
To bolster the U.S. economy and create jobs, we need more people to volunteer to help for-profit small businesses.
There are currently over 600,000 refugees in Kenya's refugee camps, many of whom are unaccompanied, orphaned and separated refugee girls and single young women without family members.
I have spent many hours over the past twenty-five years volunteering with Habitat For Humanity. As a carpenter and a believer in reaching out to those around me, it is a perfect fit.
As critical skills needs in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) are escalating in today's changing society -- we are challenged to contribute and collaborate in our own communities.
Catalyst Foundation has had amazing volunteers since July 1999. We have enlisted the help of hundreds of people from around the globe -- ones that found us during a random Internet searches, families that have adopted from Vietnam, young Vietnamese American college and high school students, war veterans, teachers and friends.
Jacque McLaughlin, executive director of Gilead House, shares her thoughts about the remarkable work they're doing in Marin County.
With African-American and Latino communities already experiencing disproportionately high rates of unemployment, it's important to seize opportunities that position our youth to compete in a 21st century global workforce.
For 39 years, Sasha Bruce Youthwork has weathered the ups-and-downs of the economy, and we continue to offer safe homes for hundreds of runaway and homeless youth each year. Yet, right now, we are confronted with unprecedented cuts from federal and District sources.
At first it was exciting to go to Europe, Australia, Japan and Fiji, but as the years went by it started to feel superficial. I wanted a deeper cultural connection and more fulfillment out of these travels.
Hurricane Sandy was undeniably a disaster for tens of thousands of New Jersey and New York residents. But as the headlines begin to recede, what more can we do, as leaders of nonprofits, to help their stricken communities?
What does it mean to volunteer "virtually"? You can choose an organization you want to support and fulfill that commitment from anywhere with an Internet connection.
When you consider what a big difference even the smallest effort can make, imagine what it would be like if everyone took on a bit of the responsibility around us. If it's that simple, what's keeping people from volunteering?
Service projects give children the opportunity to voice concern, solve problems, and develop skills needed to succeed in the world, and there are many programs available on the local and national levels.