In San Jose, California, a playground rises from the concrete in a single day. Across the country, a rundown library in North Chicago, Illinois, is transformed to reflect its city’s brightening future. And thousands of miles away, the wish lists of community centers in Brazil and Ireland are fulfilled.
Posts for June, 2017
Seven years ago, Elena Davis was sitting at an intersection when a homeless woman approached her car. She immediately began to rummage around for spare change. But, when she rolled down the window to hand over the coins, Elena was surprised to be met with a different request. The woman didn’t want money. She wanted water.
The Volunteer Engagement track at the Conference on Volunteering and Service offered 20 sessions to equip organizations with breakthrough tools and strategies for recruiting, retaining and managing high-impact volunteer programs - across these sessions, five trends emerged.
Susan Rizzo Vincent faced the worst fear of any parent when her daughter was just 18 months old: the risk of losing a child. Now she gives back to honor her daughter's dream to help disabled children and pediatric cancer patients learn to dance.