Blog Archive

Blog Archive

Bay Area Teen Rewrites the Story of Underprivileged Youth Through Literacy

“The single biggest indicator for academic success is having books at home,” said Fatima Yousef, the 16-year-old founder of the nonprofit Stories for a Future. While it’s a statistic she knows by heart, she also knows that having books may not be a reality for many low-income youth.

Employee Spotlight: Fighting Dirty for St. Jude in Battle Against Childhood Cancer

Growing up in a family that embraced volunteerism, Niki Huntsman learned early on the value of giving back – a value that informed her academic pursuits, and continues to motivate her work. Spending her days helping kids and teens connect to their power to change the world, outside the office Niki connects with causes close to her heart – particularly education, human trafficking, and supporting members of the military and veteran community. And, she’s not afraid to get her hands dirty for a good cause!

How the Service Enterprise Initiative Drives Nonprofit Capacity Building

Nearly a decade ago, we noticed a troubling trend in California: one out of every three volunteers was leaving their service site within the first six months of their experience. Simply put, California nonprofits were not providing solid recruitment, on-boarding, training and recognition of volunteers. 

Helping Wounded Veterans and Their Caregivers Find Support and Healing

There is a consequence of war so huge and powerful that it can envelop a veteran’s entire life and dreams, upending his or her family’s lives as well. The internal anguish of post-traumatic stress and brain injury doesn’t always show on the outside. But it can be as difficult and frustrating – to both veterans and caregivers – as physical battle injuries, simmering relentlessly for decades and sometimes exploding at unexpected times.

Brooklyn Youth Team Up With NYPD to Create Community Mural

Throughout the country, relationships between police and community members has been strained and contentious. But in one Brooklyn community, police and youth are working together to bridge the gap, better understand one another, and beautify the community through service.

Arizona Teen Provides Backpacks and School Supplies to Give Every Child a Chance at Success

When Kaitlyn Martinez heard that one of her friends failed a homework assignment because she didn’t have the simple school supplies of a pencil and paper at home, she wanted to do something to help. Two years later, 14-year-old Kaitlyn is CEO of nonprofit Backpacks 4 Kids AZ, providing students across Arizona with backpacks full of the school supplies they need to succeed.