The Daily Points of Light

September 22, 2017

Ask Tisha Rodgers how she feels about Bill Kresser, and you’d better have more than a minute. The college educated single mother of five met Bill when he was volunteering as a Financial Coach at United Way of Tarrant County. As someone who grew...

September 21, 2017

Maggie Leach is today’s Daily Point of Light Award honoree, and one of the winners of the 2016 Make A Difference Day Awards. Each year, TEGNA recognizes 14 outstanding leaders of Make A Difference Day projects, awarding $140,000 in grants that...

September 20, 2017

“The single biggest indicator for academic success is having books at home,” said Fatima Yousef, the 16-year-old founder of the nonprofit Stories for a Future.

While it’s a statistic she knows by heart, she also knows that having books...

September 19, 2017

Sarah Strang is today’s Daily Point of Light Award honoree, and one of the winners of the 2016 Make A Difference Day Awards. Each year, TEGNA recognizes 14 outstanding leaders of Make A Difference Day projects, awarding $140,000 in grants that...

September 18, 2017

Idaho Falls, Idaho teen Jenna Bauer fell in love with volunteering at an early age. The high school student keeps busy in her community helping both humans and animals as a volunteer for the local hospital, the Red Cross and the Idaho Falls Zoo...

September 15, 2017

As the Executive Director and CEO of the Fountain of Life Community Development Corporation (CDC) in Huntsville, Dr. Strong has spent the past 10 years inspiring hope and empowerment for both young people and adults in his community. His...

September 14, 2017

Natalia Jones, 23, is a woman with a plan. Close to completing her masters’ degree in health promotion from Georgia College, she has volunteered since her freshman year at the Life Enrichment Center (LEC) a private nonprofit program for adults...

September 13, 2017

For Zachery Ramos, books and literacy are a way to spread happiness and adventure. To accomplish that goal, he volunteers with the Gustine Library in Merced County, California, encouraging other teenagers to get involved with the organization. ...

September 12, 2017

The City of Mesa Neighborhood Outreach Office is today’s Daily Point of Light Award honoree, and one of the winners of the 2016 Make A Difference Day Awards. Each year, TEGNA recognizes 14 outstanding leaders of Make A Difference Day projects,...

September 11, 2017

There is a consequence of war so huge and powerful that it can envelop a veteran’s entire life and dreams, upending his or her family’s lives as well. The internal anguish of post-traumatic stress and brain injury doesn’t always show on the...

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