The Daily Points of Light

January 12, 2018

Fifteen-year-old Nick Moncilovich already has more than five years of volunteer service under his belt. Nick credits his mom for nudging him in the direction of service. But for this hard-working high schooler, serving solo wasn’t the plan. He...

January 11, 2018

High school senior Abinaya Ramakrishnan founded the Muzik Academy, an organization that pairs volunteer high school student music teachers with elementary and middle school students, three years ago. Her goal was to make music lessons...

January 10, 2018

Rita Figueroa, a customer service representative for AT&T, has earned a lot of titles — champion, coach, and mentor are just a few that that she is most proud of. For nearly 15 years, Rita was a powerhouse Chicago boxer, earning a spot in...

January 9, 2018

When Margery Hexton was 68 years old, in 1994, she moved from her home in Chicago to the rural island of Kauai in the state of Hawaii to be near her daughter and grandchildren during retirement. Although her family was there, she left behind...

January 8, 2018

In 2009, Harley Helman was inspired by her love for animals to start Blankets Fur Beasties, a nonprofit that collects new and used baby blankets, quilts, sheets, towels, pet food and dog and cat toys for critters in local shelters. The...

January 5, 2018

Operating with the motto, “let me know how I can help,” Ron Weaver has been an inspiring fixture in his community for over 50 years to many who have been on the receiving end of his generosity. What keeps the 85-year-old Plano, Texas resident...

January 4, 2018

Indiana State University freshman Gina Emricko learned the importance of giving back from an early age. With the encouragement of her mother, she began volunteering at the Avonmore Center for Active Adults in high school. Along the way, she...

January 3, 2018

As a Silicon Valley native, Terence Lee is no stranger to technology. Although he grew up next to tech giants like Google and Apple, 16-year-old Terence noticed the considerable digital divide within the United States – and even within the San...

January 2, 2018

When it comes to making a difference in the lives of young people, sometimes there’s no better mentor than another young person. That’s been the way high school senior Joyce Zhou has approached volunteer service since she first began donating...

January 1, 2018

As chair of the Fairfax County Library Board of Trustees, Karrie Delaney was elected by her colleagues to lead the board in strategic planning, making key financial decisions and managing the board. When the Fairfax County library director...

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