In the News

August 21, 2013
Since A Billion + Change announced the largest commitment of pro bono service ever, the media have taken note, exploring how businesses are contributing their skills and talents to address community challenges.
June 19, 2013

At the 2013 Conference on Volunteering and Service on Wednesday, Points of Light and JPMorgan Chase will announce the launch of the One America campaign (#1America), a national program that brings together rivals in politics, entertainment and sports with the goal of inspiring millions to unite in service.

June 7, 2013

WASHINGTON, June 6 – The National Conference on Citizenship (NCoC) and Points of Light, the nation’s definitive experts on civic engagement, today opened The Civic 50 for 2013, an initiative to identify the 50 most community-minded companies in the nation. Through August 16, S&P 500 companies can complete a comprehensive survey at Responses will be used to generate an overall composite score around civic engagement, resulting in a rank ordered 1-to-50 list.

April 19, 2013

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.

April 17, 2013

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.

April 9, 2013

Many food banks experience their lowest level of donations during the spring months. Let's help them restock their shelves!

March 19, 2013

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.

March 11, 2013

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.

March 6, 2013
Celebrate Service this April. Have you started to plan your National Volunteer Week projects? Find the 2013 Resource Guide for National Volunteer Week here.
March 5, 2013

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.

February 21, 2013

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.