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Sep 20

“The single biggest indicator for academic success is having books at home,” said Fatima Yousef, the 16-year-old founder of the nonprofit Stories for a Future. While it’s a statistic she knows by heart, she also knows that having books may not be a reality for many low-income youth.

Sep 19
Posted by aknowles to Employee Spotlight, Volunteer Stories
Growing up in a family that embraced volunteerism, Niki Huntsman learned early on the value of giving back – a value that informed her academic pursuits, and continues to motivate her work. Spending her days helping kids and teens connect to their power to change the world, outside the office Niki connects with causes close to her heart – particularly education, human trafficking, and supporting members of the military and veteran community. And, she’s not afraid to get her hands dirty for a good cause!
Sep 13

Nearly a decade ago, we noticed a troubling trend in California: one out of every three volunteers was leaving their service site within the first six months of their experience. Simply put, California nonprofits were not providing solid recruitment, on-boarding, training and recognition of volunteers. 

Sep 11

There is a consequence of war so huge and powerful that it can envelop a veteran’s entire life and dreams, upending his or her family’s lives as well. The internal anguish of post-traumatic stress and brain injury doesn’t always show on the outside. But it can be as difficult and frustrating – to both veterans and caregivers – as physical battle injuries, simmering relentlessly for decades and sometimes exploding at unexpected times.

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