The deadline to apply to join Points of Light's Civic Accelerator is drawing near. This innovative program, a partnership with Village Capital and supported by PwC Charitable Foundation Inc. and Starbucks Coffee Company, will invest in nonprofit and for-profit startups that inspire, equip and mobilize people as part of their solution to create positive change.
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On Tuesday, Aug. 28, generationOn announced the grant winners for The World Needs More Community Action Heroes campaign. The two month campaign funded by Hasbro encouraged kids and teens to join forces to do good this summer. Over 14,000 youth from around the world answered the call and organized service projects in their communities. Ten outstanding projects were selected to receive $500 grants to continue their work.
The Americorps Alums DC chapter invited alums in the area to attend the July service event held at Dumbarton Oaks Park for a 'Work Day' with the National Park Service Saturday, July 7, 2012.
GenerationOn was highlighted as a fun and interactive website teens and tweens can discover ideas for fulfilling service requirements and inspiration to change the world.
The state of Colorado is having extensive wildfires that are impacting many people across the state. HandsOn Network, an enterprise of Points of Light, is working to support all HandsOn Network affiliates that are supporting this disaster. Currently, three of our affiliates are engaged in the response – Metro Volunteers, United Way of Larimer County and United Way of Weld County. To register your interest to volunteer please visit www.Helpcoloradonow.org.
We're proud to announce that generationOn has been nominated for the Best New Charity Category in the 4th Annual Classy Awards. Read more about their nomination:
Neil Bush, chairman of the board for Points of Light, writes about his volunteer role models.
It is not unusual for children to follow the paths cut by their parents. You frequently see the children of doctors enter medicine, military members' children enlist. In my family, we witnessed different forms of public and community service.
My dad's career in politics, along with that of my grandfather, Prescott Bush, taught us that good people motivated by helping others can jump into the political fray and make a positive difference.