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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.
Recognizing the Impact of Volunteer Service During National Volunteer Week
Each year, we shine a light on the people and causes that inspire us to serve, recognizing and thanking volunteers who lend their time, talent and voice to make a difference in their communities.
Social Entrepreneur Helps Women Discover Their Power Through Self-Defense and Leadership Training
“We want to empower women to understand their financial needs and seek economic justice,” says Rana Abdelhamid. “There is beauty when women come together and create change together.”
With Bright Blue Socks, Brothers Team Up to Help Save the Blue-Footed Booby
“We need to inspire people to want to help everyone else, so the world gets better,” says Matty Gladstone. “If people don’t help other people and animals, the world would be a bad place and never get better.”

Stories of Change

How I Read a Poem Like This

When President George H.W. Bush was in office in 1990, and after Nelson Mandela was rel...

'ICU Grandpa' Shares Comfort, Hugs...

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

With Mentari, Human Trafficking Survivor Help...

As a survivor of human trafficking and domestic violence, Shandra Woworuntu became an advo...

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