Bank of America Employee Teaches Financial Literacy to Hundreds Across San Francisco

Erica Jones says volunteerism is in her blood. Growing up, she watched her father do a lot of fundraising through the theater…

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Teen Promotes Literacy and Changes Lives with the Power of Reading

An avid reader, Isabella Tejeda says the library was her second home as a child, and now, the 17-year-old Yorba Linda, California…

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7-Year-Old Bookworm Shares Love for Reading and Promotes Literacy with ‘Beckham’s Bookshelf’

As a toddler, Beckham Oldenettel would watch from the hallway as donations poured into the Oldenettel household in Jacksonville, Illinois. Beckham’s older…

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Points of Light Civic Accelerator Invests $100,000 in Two Startups Advancing Digital Inclusion

The Points of Light Civic Accelerator announced today that it will invest $50,000 each in Cell-Ed (Palo Alto, California), a for-profit enterprise, and STEM…

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Former Banker Teaches Financial Literacy to At-Risk Girls

For more than 25 years, Liz Mockler worked as an executive in the banking industry as a change manager and certified financial…

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With the unPrison Project, Woman Born in Prison Brings Hope, Life Skills to Incarcerated Girls and Women

Meet Daily Point of Light Award honoree Deborah Jiang-Stein, who was a Top 10 finalist for the L’Oréal Paris Women of Worth Award in 2017. Each year L’Oréal…

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Bay Area Teen Aims to Rewrite the Story of Underprivileged Youth Through Literacy

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

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Literacy Advocate Teaches English as a Second Language Courses for Twenty Years and Counting

Learning to live in another country requires more than simply learning the language. To be truly successful, individuals must learn to acclimate…

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Finance advocate champions new financial literacy education standards in Delaware school system

To kick-off National Volunteer Week, which starts on April 23, Points of Light and Bank of America are recognizing a volunteer who…

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Two Startups Addressing Digital and Financial Inclusion Each Receive $50,000 Investments from the Points of Light Civic Accelerator

The Points of Light Civic Accelerator announced today that it will invest $50,000 each in New York On Tech and PYT Funds – one nonprofit and one for-profit…

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