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Points of Light is in active communication with our local HandsOn Network affiliates and the Corporation for National and Community Service State Commission offices to assess the needs of communities affected by the winter storm in the Northeast and by the tornado in Hattiesburg, MS.
Please visit our website for continuing updates of new projects and opportunities to serve.
Yesterday we received the sad news that friend and a committed Points of Light leader, Adele Hall, passed away on Saturday at the age of 81. Adele was Vice Chairman of the Points of Light Foundation and a pivotal member of the Points of Light family for many years. She co-chaired Points of Light’s Tribute to President and Mrs. George H. W. Bush at the Kennedy Center in 2011. We were the grateful recipients of her wisdom, counsel and friendship.
Points of Light announced today its 2013 Leadership Partners, companies whose social responsibility investments have and will continue to advance Points of Light’s mission – to mobilize millions of people to take action that is changing the world.
In the past year, Points of Light, with critical help from its Leadership Partners, engaged 4 million volunteers in 30 million hours of service.
London, December 10, 2012
It is a real privilege for me to join the distinguished members of this panel and this gathering. Let me start with a story that I think helps explain Points of Light and the efficacy and import of volunteer centers.
London, December 12, 2012
Thank you. It is really terrific to be here with colleagues and friends- new and long-standing.
The question of charity or social justice has long been with us. I know that, as service leaders, we all reflect and wrestle with this question. Many would say that there is a hierarchy of good, in which social justice trumps charity. But I see it more as a continuum. Often acts of charity lead us to acts of justice.
Today is #GivingTuesday, a national day to celebrate giving back.
This year, U.S. corporations will provide $15 billion in pro bono services to nonprofits. To make the most of this generous support, nonprofits have to have a plan.
The new Readiness Roadmap, created by Capital One Financial Corporation in partnership with Common Impact, Points of Light and Taproot Foundation, helps them create one.
Points of Light is working closely with our HandsOn Network affiliates and partner agencies to coordinate the volunteer response in the communities impacted by Hurricane Sandy to ensure a coordinated response. More than 15,000 volunteers have been engaged to date through our affiliates.
Ways to engage now:
Paul Terry, PhD Editor, The Art of Health Promotion interviewed Michelle Nunn this month. You can find the PDF online here.
"In this month’s issue of The Art of Health Promotion (TAHP), I interview Michelle Nunn, a national leader in the community volunteerism and Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) movements...
It's halfway through first period and 10th grade students from Frances Perkins Academy in Brooklyn, N.Y., are in science class. Not in school, but on a specially outfitted bus parked outside.
The monitors above the microscopes flash into focus and the students are suddenly animated.
"There's something moving!" "They're just crawling around." "Do we drink this?"
"Those are protists," Ben Dubin-Thaler tells the students. "And no, we don't drink this. This is puddle water I gathered in the Bronx."
Coca Cola recognizes the inspiring story of San Miguel, a senior flavor chemist and sweetener scientist at The Coca-Cola Company who provides education and employment opportunities in the fields of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) for people with disabilities.
Points of Light connects San Miguel with elementary and middle schools to teach, excite and inspire kids.
Kids and families are kicking off the holiday season with giving and service on Family Volunteer Day, Saturday, Nov. 17.