Blog Archive

Blog Archive

Chase’s Commitment to Service Helps Bring Together One America

One of the most exciting elements of this year’s Conference on Volunteering and Service was a little hideaway where people laughed, danced and cheered in the name of service: the One America booth.

Open Your Eyes to Hunger

It is incredible to even consider that one in five children may not know from where their next meal will come. The United States, a super power and model for the rest of the world, has not fully addressed the vast problem of food insecurity for children. We can and should do better.

Let’s Leverage Our National Investment in AmeriCorps to Build Civic Leadership

Since AmeriCorps was launched 20 years ago, nearly 1 million Americans have served, working to address our nation’s most pressing challenges. They’ve tutored in our toughest schools, provided emergency relief services after tornadoes and hurricanes and helped veterans get connected to employment opportunities. Many of these AmeriCorps members directly link their success today with their service experience.

Change Notes: Points of Light Conference Highlights – My Top 10 List

One week ago today, Points of Light's 2013 Conference on Volunteering and Service convened in Washington, D.C.. Reflecting on an amazing week packed with speakers, workshops and events, I'm having trouble picking just a few high points to share. After a bit of squeezing, here are my top 10.

Change Notes: Even in Divisive Times, Service and Volunteering Bring Us Together as One America

At Points of Light's Conference on Volunteering and Service in Washington, D.C., yesterday, the crowd of 5,000 saw something you don't see every day. And it wasn't just right-leaning strategist Karl Rove dancing on stage with left-leaning strategist Donna Brazile.

How My Service Journey Started 2,100 Miles From Home

Back when I was a reporter covering the local school district in my Long Island hometown, I learned about Peter White, a teacher who had organized Students for 60,000. The group was named after what were then, in the late 1980s, 60,000 homeless people in New York City. But by the time I heard about Students for 60,000 in the early ’90s, the group was working on alleviating poverty internationally.

Get Good & Ready: Hurricane Season is Here

It’s time to think about what you can do to prepare your family and your community for disaster.

Change Notes: Service in the Face of Disaster – Honoring Oklahoma Teachers

As a massive tornado touched ground and headed for Moore, Oklahoma, on May 20, it became frighteningly clear that three of Moore’s public schools were directly in its path. With only a few minutes’ warning, the teachers and staff rushed to protect the children.

Let’s Help AmeriCorps Alums Use Their Experience to Keep Giving Back

Today’s post is by Ben Duda, executive director of AmeriCorps Alums, a Points of Light enterprise. (It originally ran on the website of social media expert Beth Kanter).

Corporate Pro Bono Support Matches Charitable Giving

Today’s post is written by Jackie Norris. Jackie is the Executive Director of the Points of Light Corporate Institute and leads the corporate strategy and employee engagement programs.