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Jun 19
Posted by aknowles to Natalye Paquin, service unites

When President George H.W. Bush was in office in 1990, and after Nelson Mandela was released from prison, as a young civil rights lawyer living in Chicago reflecting on the need for more light, I wrote a poem. It was a privilege to share this poem last night at the opening plenary session of Service Unites 2018. Many of you have requested a copy of this poem, “How I Read a Poem Like This,” and we are pleased to share it with you, our community of changemakers – points of light in communities around the world, who are helping to ignite a civic culture. Thank you.

May 29

After retiring in 2000, David Deutchman was volunteering at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta when he noticed a couple of moms who looked like they needed someone to talk to. “I sat down for 30 minutes and they poured their hearts out to me,” David said. “I realized I could fill a gap.”

May 24
As a survivor of human trafficking and domestic violence, Shandra Woworuntu became an advocate to create change. After enduring months of abuse when she arrived in the United States from Indonesia in 2001, Shandra escaped from trafficking and began reaching out to other survivors, providing them with resources and support to find employment and shelter.
May 22
Posted by aknowles to Women of Worth, Volunteer Recogntion

The L’Oreal Paris Women of Worth program, inspired by the company's legendary tagline, “because you’re worth it,” reflects a belief in every woman’s worth. Each year, L’Oreal Paris and Points of Light honor 10 extraordinary women who are making a difference in the communities they serve. These women selflessly give their time, energy and passion to causes close to their hearts.

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