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This Denim Jacket Is TERRIBLE ... And It Could Be Yours!

HuffPost Live | John Stephens | Posted 07.17.2013 | HuffPost Live 321

In 2012 a record number of Americans applied to serve their country, but 500,000 applicants to AmeriCorps were turned away because funding for the Ser...

Why We Can't Call Every Military Member A 'Hero'

Chris Marvin | Posted 11.20.2012 | Impact
Chris Marvin

When I was young I read comic books. Superman and the Fantastic Four -- they were my heroes. In school, I learned about courageous acts performed in ...

Why Returning Military Members Must Be Challenged To Lead

Chris Marvin | Posted 03.24.2012 | Impact
Chris Marvin

Yellow ribbons and rounds of applause at airports demonstrate how grateful our country is for the sacrifices that a small portion of our population has made. But, today, do American's feel truly connected to the military?

Celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. With A Day Of Service

Posted 01.16.2012 | Impact

Monday marks the birth date of Martin Luther King Jr. and the opportunity to celebrate -- and perpetuate -- the civil rights leader's mission to bring...

The Sound of Service: It's Time to Bring MusicianCorps to LA

Jonathan Greenblatt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Jonathan Greenblatt

I attended a briefing this past week that still has me glowing with inspiration. It was a reminder of the miraculous potential of service and the raw power of music.

Putting Tens of Thousands of Americans Into Service

Greg Propper | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Greg Propper

The Serve America Act is putting tens of thousands of Americans into service, gaining skills that will help those who are unemployed re-enter the workplace.

Concentric Circles of Service

Jeffrey Abelson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Jeffrey Abelson

There's a missing link in our quest for a good and equitable society. In addition to volunteering, we must educate ourselves and impact our government to achieve lasting change on prominent issues.

What Can You do as an Individual to Uplift Humanity?

Mallika Chopra | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Mallika Chopra

The power that each of us has in our families, particularly as mothers, is incredible. We shape the world view, the biases, the sense of understanding and compassion in our children.

Martin Luther King Day: A Day On, Not A Day Off

idealist.org | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

The National Service Inclusion Project--making it possible for everyone to serve--has announced several projects throughout the nation that have been ...

Getting Ready For Obama's Big Day...Of Service

Huffington Post | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Communities and non-profits across the country are gearing up for what will undoubtedly be a record number of volunteers on this upcoming Martin Luthe...

SERVICE: Sign Up For Service Nation's Declaration Of Service

Service Nation | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Sign Service Nation's "Declaration of Service" and start exploring service opportunities. ...

When Times are Tough, the Tough Get Going -- and Volunteer

Linda Bergthold | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Linda Bergthold

I've been receiving a lot of mail from nonprofits in my community asking for money. And I'll donate what I can. But there are other things we can do that involve more than just money -- volunteer our time.

Obama, McCain Calls For National Service Reflect Divergent Experience

Lynne Glasner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Lynne Glasner

Service Nation is in the process of putting service back on the national agenda, a concept that has been missing from public discourse since JFK. In this light, McCain's proposed spending freeze for all but defense, veterans affairs and entitlements is horrifying.

Why Doing Good Is Sexy

Julia Moulden | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Julia Moulden

Doing good has never been hotter. Everybody's talking about their desire to make a difference, and volunteerism and civic participation are suddenly a...