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Turning Good Intentions into Sound Business Practices
The Civic 50, an initiative of Points of Light, recognizes the 50 most community-minded companies in the nation each year, as determined by an annual survey. By benchmarking and celebrating best practices, it provides a framework for good corporate citizenship and showcases how companies can use their time, skills and other resources to improve the quality of life in their communities.
Reflecting on Teaching Kids to Read as a 'Civil Rights' Imperative
Alvin Irby got the idea for Barbershop Books after he noticed one of his students squirming and staring out the barbershop window while he waited for a haircut. “I thought, ‘He should be using this time to practice his reading.’”
Silicon Valley Teen Helps Bridge Digital Divide with Equal Access to Technology
Inspired by his Boy Scout Eagle Service Project, Terence Lee launched EqOp Tech, a nonprofit that provides underserved communities with equipment, resources, workshops, and more in order to help bridge the digital divide.
4 Ways to Volunteer Inside During the Winter Months
As temperatures drop and frost or snow covers the ground, you might be thinking about how to take your volunteering to a warmer, cozier location. During the winter season, try out some meaningful volunteering opportunities that you can do from the comfort of your own home.

Stories of Change

Longtime Activist and Volunteer Works to Revi...

For Annie Moore, Dr. Martin Luther King’s vision of a beloved community didn’t die when...

Green Thumb for Good: Retiree Helps Preserve...

When Margery Hexton was 68 years old, in 1994, she moved from her home in Chicago to th...

Make Martin Luther King Day a Day "On,...

While many see Martin Luther King Jr. Day as a day off, we see it as a “day on.” It’s a...

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