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Be the Spark That Ignites a Civic Culture
Service Unites 2018 will challenge you to be a spark that ignites civic culture — a culture in which every person is inspired, equipped and mobilized to be a citizen in the fullest sense, to take action that changes the world.
Celebrating the Impact of Volunteer Service and the Power of Volunteers
Celebrate service during National Volunteer Week, April 15-21! Volunteerism brings us together to tackle society’s tough challenges, spark change, and build stronger, more resilient communities.
Veteran Educates, Empowers Fellow Vets and Entrepreneurs to Find Business Success
"Community is key," says U.S. Army veteran OD Harris. "When you get involved with your community you can feel the pulse and know how to invest your time, talents and treasure."
Tackling Hunger One Meal at a Time
In the United States, more than 41 million people, including nearly 13 million children, struggle with hunger. Two members of the Points of Light Corporate Service Council, Food Lion and General Mills, are going above and beyond to address hunger and food security in the communities where they do business.

Stories of Change

First-Generation Graduate Mentors Underserved...

Raised on a farm in an impoverished rural community, Leanne Huebner saw first-hand the imp...

Turning Cooking Oil into Biofuel, Student Hel...

In 2008, fifth-grader Cassandra Lin came across an article in the local paper. Due to t...

Recognizing the Impact of Volunteer Service D...

The latest data shows that nearly 63 million Americans volunteer annually, giving almos...

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We can find meaning and reward by serving some higher purpose than ourselves, a shining purpose, the illumination of a Thousand Points of Light…We all have something to give."

President George H. W. Bush
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