In the News
June 6, 2012
We’re proud to announce that TIME Magazine has named Dr. Barbara Van Dahlen, the founder and president of our partner organization Give an Hour, to the 2012 TIME 100, the magazine’s annual list of the 100 most influential people in the world. The list, now in its ninth year, recognizes the activism, innovation and achievement of the world’s most influential individuals. Dr.
June 6, 2012
The value of volunteer service through Points of Light and its enterprises has risen to a new threshold of more than $700 million.
April 4, 2012
Points of Light is in active communications with the Volunteer Center of North Texas, our HandsOn Network affiliate located in Dallas, where numerous tornadoes struck on April 3. Currently, the Volunteer Center is actively managing spontaneous volunteers and working with partners to identify opportunities for people to support recovery efforts in the area. Please visit www.volunteernorthtexas.org for more information and to register your interest to volunteer.
April 4, 2012
Points of Light has released its 2011 Year in Review. The report recaps our achievements and provides a look at our plans for the future. Points of Light continues to promote service as a solution for our most pressing issues related to education, the environment, our economy and emergency preparedness in the U.S. and around the world. All of our work reaffirms our core belief that it is through people that change happens in the world.
March 30, 2012
Last night, the U.S. Senate unanimously confirmed Wendy Spencer as the next CEO of the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS). The Points of Light extended family is thrilled to have her stepping into this critical leadership role.
March 14, 2012
When you pick up your morning coffee this week, keep an eye out for a flashy Starbucks tumbler that does more than just keep your favorite beverage hot. This specially designed, limited edition tumbler provides a unique connection to community involvement. For every tumbler purchased, Starbucks is donating $5 to HandsOn Network , an enterprise of Points of Light, to support those working to create positive change in neighborhoods across the country.
February 1, 2012
Parents and Teachers Believe Media Can Play Important Role in Teaching Character Building Skills
January 25, 2012
January 9, 2012
WABE– January 9, 2012- Dr. Eboo Patel, founder and president of the Interfaith Youth Core and a scheduled speaker at the National Conference on Volunteering and Service, was interviewed this morning on WABE. He talked extensively about the power of service – especially among young people – to bridge cultural and religious divides and facilitate change. He specifically called out HandsOn Network and Michelle Nunn as a leader in providing service opportunities that celebrate Dr.
December 8, 2011
The very first State of the World’s Volunteerism Report (SWVR) by the United Nations Volunteers (UNV) programme was launched on Dec. 5, 2011, in many countries around the world. The Report is expected to enhance recognition, facilitation, networking and promotion of volunteerism worldwide. It will also increase recognition of the critical role of UNV as an organization that sets standards in peace and development, as well as in volunteerism, in the United Nations system.
November 29, 2011
The Nonprofit Times, November 29, 2011- I’m not buying the “end-of-days” hype. I’m fully confident the Mayan Calendar will join the list of dubious doom predictions, alongside Harold Camping’s end of the world timing in 1994 or May 21, 2011, no, wait, Oct. 21, 2011, the hysteria of the Y2K computer failures, and those classic National Enquirer cover stories from the supermarket checkout line. But since we’re talking predictions, here’s where I think we’re going as a sector and as a country.
November 14, 2011
October 17, 2011
Wendy Spencer is a terrific choice to lead the Corporation for National and Community Service at this critical time. She brings deep experience in mobilizing national service resources and volunteers to meet the critical needs of our communities. Her energy and dynamism and history of working across the political divide will serve the Corporation well as it makes its case for continued and extended funding.
October 13, 2011
Points of Light is partnering with the White House in Joining Forces, an initiative designed to help veterans and military families connect to employment, education and wellness resources and support. First Lady and Dr. Biden met with military families, learned about their successes and challenges and have made it a priority to support them. Spielberg "joins forces" in a recent PSA: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xCnYHolQPZ0