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At this time, we are in communication with our Texas affiliates that are most near the town of West Texas. The Volunteer Center of North Texas (80 miles away) is in active communication with One Star Foundation, the state and local VOAD and the Texas Conservation Corps.
Points of Light’s thoughts are with everyone affected by the tragedy in Boston on Monday. We salute all who have stepped up to help in the face of a horrible event. Boston Cares reports receiving incredible support from the community, as have many service organizations. It is in that spirit that generationOn, Points of Light’s youth initiative, provides the following resources and projects to empower young people to make a positive impact in their communities.
Many food banks experience their lowest level of donations during the spring months. Let's help them restock their shelves!
Beginning today through April 30, generationOn, the youth division of Points of Light is calling on young people across the country to bring their ideas, creativity and passion to the table to help end child hunger.
There are nearly 17 million kids in the United States who encounter hunger at any given time throughout the year. More than 1 in 5 kids in America don't know where their next meal is coming from.
With Points of Light as its partner, Belk and its 23,000 employees will provide makeovers to hundreds of at-risk schools across the South
CHARLOTTE, N.C. – March 11, 2013 – Belk will celebrate its 125th anniversary with 125 days of service dedicated to improving conditions at 250 Title 1 schools in low-income communities in 16 states. The first event takes place in Charlotte on March 11, as more than 200 employees gather to makeover two area schools.
The 2013 Conference on Volunteering and Service in Washington, D.C. is not only the premiere event for service leaders, but is also designed with the whole family in mind.
Greetings from the Civic Accelerator, a social venture accelerator program focused on early stage "civic ventures" or enterprises that achieve a social mission by engaging people as part of the solution.
Our new year is off to a great start as we wrap up the inaugural cohort of the Civic Accelerator and begin preparations for the second cohort.
“It’s not normal to leave the warmth and comfort of your homes or to miss holidays and birthdays with your families so you can travel to a disaster to manage spontaneous volunteers,” said Tony Russell, Superintendent of the Emergency Management Institute (EMI), as he welcomed 100 Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) Executive Directors and Points of Light Affiliates to their first joint training conference. “So turn to each other and say, ‘I’m not normal.’ But in a disaster, we in government could never do what we do without what you do. Thank you for that.”
In conjunction with the 2013 Conference on Volunteering and Service in Washington, DC, Points of Light is pleased to offer the American Express Leadership Academy, which is developed and delivered by the Center for Creative Leadership (CCL). This program offers 24 emerging leaders an opportunity to participate in a marquis leadership development training program that includes a feedback-intensive learning environment and hands-on activities to enhance the leadership capacity of all the attendees.