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Equipping and Scaling Social Innovation
The Civic Accelerator is seeking applications from early stage for-profit and nonprofit ventures with innovative solutions to increasing financial health and economic mobility for underserved populations. The Spring 2017 Civic Accelerator – a 10-week entrepreneur boot camp and investment fund – will accelerate innovative, scalable ventures that improve financial outcomes and prepare families for financial success in the 21st Century economy.
Waste Management Crisis Meets the Full Power of Employee Volunteerism
In putting together a service project to address urban sanitation, GE volunteers are leveraging the full potential employee volunteerism and using it to address the most pressing needs where they live.
Harnessing the Power of People
We envision a world in which more people use their time, talent and resources to change lives. With our global network of entrepreneurial volunteer organizations, we develop citizen leaders and offer pathways to service.
Using Employees’ Skills, Companies Build Stronger Communities
For Civic 50 sector leaders Toyota Financial Services and UnitedHealth Group, employees give back by exercising their corporate know-how and investing their time and talent in communities to provide the biggest impact.

Stories of Change

Community's Child Provides Transition Su...

From a young age, Tara Nierenhausen would bring “puppies, kittens, and people in need”...

Project Managers Answer MLK Day Call to Servi...

“Dr. King calls on us to be drum majors for change … we are the doers in this room, you...

On Martin Luther King Day, What are You Doing...

In 1957, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. posed the idea that “Life's most persistent and urg...

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