Blog Archive

Blog Archive

Practicing Positivity and Resilience to Help Foster Children Overcome Obstacles and Prepare for Success

When she was young, Keariene Muizz and her family were constantly on the move — she attended 12 schools before leaving her teens. Role models were few and far between, and at one point she ended up in foster care. But years later, despite her rocky start, Muizz found herself studying at the prestigious Sorbonne University in Paris. 

Putting Purpose on the Red Carpet

This Sunday is the 88th Academy Awards - #Oscars in Twitter speak - the world’s biggest night in entertainment. Most years, I enjoy watching the Oscars from the comfort of a friend’s couch. But this year, I’ve been invited to join our good friends at PwC to attend “Putting Purpose on the Red Carpet,” their viewing party and red carpet event in Los Angeles to raise awareness on how purpose can drive powerful storytelling. 

Building on Microfinance and Startup Theories, She Invests in At-Risk Youth to Transform Communities in Nigeria and India

Lily Perez got her first taste of social entrepreneurship while working for McKinsey & Co.’s Social Sector Office, where she learned how microfinance was impacting women locked out of formal financial system in rural Bangladesh.

Here’s How I Decided to Make a Difference

For many years, I had planned to become an AmeriCorps member, but it always came a close second after school, work, etc. The reason behind it was that it never seemed like the right time – until it was.

Michelle Obama Asked This Kid How He Would Pay His Good Fortune Forward, and He Delivered – Lunch and Kindness

When 9-year-old Braeden Quinn Mannering was selected to represent Delaware in 2013’s Healthy Lunchtime Challenge – part of First Lady Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move initiative – he had no idea where his tasty tortilla bowl recipe would lead him.

4 Ways to Make Valentine’s Day Sweeter by Giving Gifts and Giving Back

Dinner reservations, boxes of chocolate, flowers – are you tired of the same old Valentine’s Day traditions? Make Valentine’s Day a little sweeter this year by spending time volunteering and giving back with the ones you love.

She’s Ushering Youth in Need Toward College as She Finds a `Higher Purpose in Life’

After getting her career on track, Sandra Richardson began volunteering for a local nonprofit, Historically Black College Alumni, to help disadvantaged students – often immigrants – avoid the detours that had plagued her.

The First ServiceWorks Bootcamp: AmeriCorps VISTAs Help Direct the Future for Opportunity Youth

A bit of ServiceWorks history was made recently as we launched a brand new component to our program. As part of our national effort to mark the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday with a day of service learning, we debuted a one-day version of our curriculum, centered around a service project benefitting local communities around the country.

Before the Next Storm Hits, Register to Help Your Neighbors

While snow can be devastating, our world is more connected to community resilience resources. Points of Light’s HandsOn Network affiliates activated their communities to come to the rescue. If you don’t have a HandsOn Network affiliate in your area, consider registering with other emergency disaster snow groups.

Take Part in the Super Bowl of Service

Fans of the Broncos, the Panthers and of service can do more than cheer to show their support. They can volunteer! Inspired by the competition, we're announcing the 2016 HandsOn Network Super Bowl Challenge.