Press Releases

October 11, 2013

Miami-Dade’s largest aquaponic lab will open to educate students about urban agriculture; Celebrity chefs will lead discussion on how to innovate in making food accessible to all; Volunteers to assemble 1,000 mobile garden bags for local residents in need

October 10, 2013

ATLANTA, Oct. 10, 2013 – Points of Light, the largest organization in the world dedicated to volunteer service, is hosting an online auction in conjunction with its 2013 Tribute Awards, with proceeds supporting the organization’s mission to mobilize people to take action that changes the world.

Bidders can view the items online at Bidding will go live at 8 a.m. ET Friday, Oct. 11 and will end at 10 p.m. ET on Thursday, Oct. 31.

October 4, 2013

Honorees – Including Citi and – to Be Recognized for
Exceptional Service at the Embassy of Italy, Oct. 11

Sample Tweet: The @PointsofLight Tribute Awards to honor @GovChristie, @Citi, @AmpleHarvest & cancer survivor Amy Paterson for service #mypointoflight 

September 26, 2013

Exelis, Korn/Ferry and Points of Light seek participants eager to transform military experience into civilian leadership opportunities; application deadline is Oct. 28

MCLEAN, Va., Sept. 26, 2013 – Three leading organizations are seeking applicants for a leadership development program designed to teach veterans how to leverage military experience for leadership in the civilian sector.

September 24, 2013

Kerry and Sarah Wood receive Daily Point of Light Award; Volunteers assemble 120 teacher resource kits

September 19, 2013

Panel tackles how to keep kids motivated and eager to learn, while keeping them safe; Kerry Wood to receive Daily Point of Light award

September 10, 2013

Volunteers help rebuild five homes destroyed by Hurricane Sandy; Victor Cruz given the Daily Point of Light award

September 9, 2013

Thousands to participate in community-based efforts ranging from disaster preparedness to programs for returning military service members

ATLANTA, September 9, 2013 - To commemorate the 9/11 Day of Service and Remembrance, Points of Light is supporting thousands of individuals nationwide in service projects ranging from disaster preparedness to building MedEvac bags for wounded warriors returning home.

September 5, 2013

Iconic New Yorkers to come together to honor community resilience and emergency response; volunteers to help rebuild five homes destroyed by Hurricane Sandy, including the home of an NYPD officer/first responder 

August 30, 2013

Mayor Julian Castro and Singer Gloria Estefan Join Area Leaders to Celebrate the Message of Dr. Martin Luther King and the 50th Anniversary of the Historic March on Washington

August 22, 2013

Points of Light, Bank of America and AmeriCorps VISTA
Launch Innovative Volunteer-Based Financial Coaching Program

August 12, 2013

Points of Light Civic Accelerator Opens Applications
For Next Round of Groundbreaking Program

ATLANTA, August 12, 2013 – The Points of Light Civic Accelerator today announced it will invest $50,000 each in and the Jubilee Project, two startups – one for-profit, one nonprofit – recommended by a unique investment committee, their social enterprise peers.   

August 9, 2013

President Jimmy Carter, Bernice King and Civil Rights Leaders
Join in Conversation about Education, Youth and 'I Have a Dream’ Speech

August 6, 2013
Points of Light, Target and the Martin Luther King Jr. Center for Nonviolent Social Change will host a private America’s Sunday Supper in Atlanta as the kick-off event for the historic 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington. The event will be hosted by Bernice A. King, former President of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, and Dr. King’s youngest daughter.