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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:
October 4, 2011
Tech Crunch, October 3, 2011- New social venture Fuse Corps is launching a platform to connect entrepreneurial professionals with governors, mayors and community leaders across the U.S. in an effort drive meaningful social change. The group will identify projects in various communities that address a national issue like education, health care or economic development, then recruit and pair a selected entrepreneur with those working in the public sector to collaborate on the project.
September 8, 2011
The Christian Science Monitor, Sept. 7, 2011- On September 11, 2001, then-fourth-grader Joshua Habursky watched on his school library TV as the World Trade Center towers collapsed. Like most kids, he says, “I didn’t really understand what was happening.” Read more...
September 8, 2011
The Huffington Post, Sept. 8, 2011-When terrorists struck New York on 9/11, Ann Seligman wanted to help. So, like thousands of her fellow citizens, she volunteered.
September 7, 2011
The Huffington Post, Sept. 7, 2011- This September 11, President Barack Obama has asked the country to pay tribute to the tragic attacks on the World Trade Center through action, dubbing the anniversary as a day of "service and remembrance." Read more...
August 11, 2011
Real Simple – August 10, 2011- In the wake of September 11, 2001, Americans united as a nation—first in sorrow and reflection, then in action, raising money for victims and their families and gathering food and supplies for Ground Zero workers. This year, in observance of the tenth anniversary, millions of people are expected to re-create that sense of community and compassion by participating in a National Day of Service and Remembrance.
August 9, 2011 – Your Life, August 9, 2011- Blame the weak economy for a cramped house this summer. Parents of older children may be facing a few aggravating months of sharing their homes with bored teens and frustrated college graduates. Read more...
July 14, 2011
A bipartisan show of unity for 9/11 as families, survivors, rescue and recovery workers, military veterans and members of Congress help restore The National 9/11 Flag damaged in the aftermath of the collapse of the World Trade Center
July 7, 2011
USA Today July 7, 2011- The 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks could be the beginning of a national ritual that turns a day of shock and loss into a day of service that celebrates the triumph of good over evil.. Read more...
July 6, 2011
Democrat and Chronicle- July 5, 2011- One of the organizers calls it "the bin Laden bump." Osama bin Laden's death at the hands of U.S. Navy SEALs has boosted anticipation about the upcoming 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. Read more...
June 28, 2011
Creating healthy communities is good for business. That’s the key motivator behind Shell’s 50-year history of social investment, Bob Pease, president and CEO of Motiva, told attendees during a CEO Roundtable at the National Conference on Volunteering and Service in New Orleans, June 7. Pease joined three other executives in discussing the importance of building a resilient community that can adapt, survive and grow in the face of turbulent times. The panel discussion was moderated by Deborah Roberts, ABC News 20/20 correspondent.
June 17, 2011
Forbes, June 17, 2011- Last week thousands of non-profits, volunteers, and corporate executives gathered at the 2011 National Conference on Volunteering and Service (NCVS) in New Orleans to discuss innovative solutions for addressing the challenges of the social IMPACT sector. Organized by the Corporation for National & Community Service and the Points of Light Institute, more than 4000 attendees came together to explore this budding space.
June 16, 2011
MTV Act Blog, June 6, 2011- Thousands of the nation's service leaders descended upon New Orleans today (June 6) for the 2011 National Conference on Volunteering and Service (NCVS). For the next three days, nonprofit, government, business and youth leaders will connect on issues in need of volunteer support and ways they can mobilize more Americans to serve. Read more...
June 16, 2011
The Times-Picayune, May 25, 2011- In an effort to provide aid to victims of the Mississippi River flooding disaster, New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu has announced the creation of a local fund where residents and business can donate money for victims. Read more...