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Setting a New Standard for Community Stewardship
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. These companies are building institutional structures and habits that assure a deeper and more sustained relationship between companies and the communities and causes they serve.
With Bright Blue Socks, Brothers Team Up to Help Save the Blue-Footed Booby
Two years ago, Will Gladstone studied the endangered blue-footed booby in his fifth-grade science class. Most kids would have closed their book and forgotten about the endangered bird, living far away in the Galápagos Islands. But not Will.
Volunteering Summer Camp Offers Hands-On Service, Leadership Experience to Bay Area Youth
“The biggest moments are when the youth lead their family and friends in volunteer activities during the capstone project,” said Lou Reda, executive director of HandsOn Bay Area. “They are the volunteer leaders of that project … and it’s just amazing to see how powerful it is for our youth to be in charge.”
Celebrate His Life of Service by Pledging Your Act of Service
More than 25 years ago, President George H.W. Bush gave voice and direction to a movement that has steadily grown ever since – changing countless lives, and building stronger, more resilient communities across this country and around the world. His famous “thousand points of light” speech renewed our spirit of volunteerism and galvanized the modern national service movement. They resonate today and will continue to inspire tomorrow, and for generations to come.

Stories of Change

8 Young People Who Are Changing the World

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