I am excited to present you with the first installment in what will hopefully be a continuing series where I interview some outstanding people dedicated to giving back. I'm calling it the Good Citizen Interview Series.
Homework is a challenge for the tutors and kids. It's hard to teach a 12-year-old algebra in forty minutes when they don't know how to count yet. But something has to go down on the worksheet.
We often think that issues are irrelevant because they do not directly affect us, but we forget that we can easily be the ones in an unfortunate situation at any moment.
When anyone gives anything with good heart, he or she becomes a philanthropist -- a conduit and a catalyst for love. So, if you think you have nothing to give, think again.
Everyone wants to be needed. We all want to feel we're making a difference in someone else's life. It's a universal human need.
I want you to learn another way to feel love in the world. It doesn't just have to come from the people you already have in your life. There are always people in the world who are alone or having a hard time who could use a smile in their day and you have the power to give that to them.
When you are a child, reading alone can be lonely. If you don't know the meaning of a word, there's no one to ask, and if you stumble on a pronunciation, no one will help you smooth it out. So we decided to design a pilot program called "Pajama Program Reading Buddy Plus.
Retirement is a transition that's generally filled with mixed emotions. You may feel like you've finally reached your professional stride and still have many productive years left, but the human resources department is suggesting you take a "less-demanding" position based on the results of your annual physical and length of time with the company.
Getting the family, and especially the kids, involved in helping others is an important part of helping them establish empathy and develop compassion-important characteristics to help carry them through life.
Seal-Bin Han, 19, is an inventor, entrepreneur and philanthropic Korean-American who will receive our foundation's coveted 2014 Luce Leadership Award ...
If Dr. King proved anything, it's that service isn't a series of discrete acts -- it's a way of life.
Having worked at a homeless shelter now for nine months, the problem seems clear: A distinct lack of compassion on our behalves, and a severe lack of mental health services for the homeless.
It may seem like everyone around you has a spring internship and is therefore an infinite number of steps ahead of you. That isn't necessarily true and does not make you a failure.
This week, I've been thinking about A, the first boy I mentored through Big Brothers Big Sisters. It was his birthday this week, and I try to send him birthday wishes each year, even though I'm no longer his Big Brother.
What happened next was also a surprise. I began receiving emails and Facebook messages from other people who read the letter and, moved by Chiara's situation, wanted to help in some way.
Voluntourism is a damaging industry, but it is important to remember that it is not the only way for people to get involved. There are hundreds of organizations which work to provide sustainable, effective, locally based aid to communities in need.