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As more than 2,200 volunteers, nonprofit, business and civic leaders gathered together for Service Unites 2018 in Atlanta on June 18-20, Points of Light CEO Natalye Paquin set the tone during the opening plenary with these words of inspiration that celebrated and pushed the boundaries of civic culture and volunteerism.
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With the unPrison Project, Woman Born in Prison Brings Hope, Life Skills to Incarcerated Girls and Women
“More than 200,000 women are incarcerated in the United States, and 2.7 million children under the age of 18 have a parent in prison," Deborah Jiang-Stein says. "Telling my personal story inside prisons empowers and inspires incarcerated women and girls with hope, and with life skill tools for success outside prison.”
Clif Bar & Company: Sustaining the Environment Through Service
Whatever your company’s volunteer focus, the benefits of community service are numerous. “Through the simple act of extending a hand, not just once in a while but as a regular part of life, we are changed as individuals and as a company,” said Kit Crawford, Clif Bar’s co-owner and co-chief visionary officer.

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How I Read a Poem Like This

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After retiring in 2000, David Deutchman was volunteering at Children’s Healthcare of At...

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