Jul 14
Posted by Points of Light Institute to Daily Point of Light
The Naval Undersea Warfare Center (Newport Division) is solidifying America’s future by educating our young about the endless possibilities of having a career in engineering and science.  Eliminating the gap between science and our youth is an imperative step in solidifying America’s future within the global economy. With help from the Chief of Naval Operations, the Naval Undersea Warfare Center Division of Newport developed formal Mathematics and Science Educational Outreach Program. 
Jul 10
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As the President and Founder of LostNMissing, Inc., Cynthia Caron volunteers 12 hours each day to guide families of missing people as soon as their loved one goes missing. She seamlessly handles all the media, marketing and posting of information. Cynthia works directly with law enforcement, acting as a representative for the families. She also notifies the public of the missing person through the community by social networking. By stepping in and handling the media relations, this allows the families to focus on recovering their loved ones.
Jul 07
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Anyone who did not receive a 2009 National Conference on Volunteering and Service commemorative lapel pin may do so simply by sending an email with your name and mailing address to You will receive one completely free of charge, compliments of Rick and Iris Hyman of
Jul 06
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By Gita Pullapilly, Film Producer

Jerry Mundy, one of the stars of THE WAY WE GET BY, put it best when he said, “It makes me so proud to be a part of this amazing group of volunteers.” Over the past six years, Jerry has been volunteering his time greeting troops heading off to war and returning home. It has nothing to do with politics—just the sheer love of seeing the young men and women and making sure they know that someone is thinking of them.