Press Releases

November 10, 2009
For Immediate Release
Jennifer Geckler, HandsOn Network
[email protected] - 404.979.2941

Ashley Etienne, Corporation for National and Community Service
[email protected] - 202.606-.6944

Largest National Gathering on Volunteering and Service
September 29, 2009
Give a Day of Volunteer Service in 2010,
Get a Day of Disney Theme Park Fun – Free
Disney Parks Hopes to Inspire 1 Million Volunteers Beginning Jan. 1
Sept. 29, 2009 – Disney Parks today announced a new program that celebrates the spirit of volunteer service with a simple proposition: “Give a Day, Get a Disney Day.”
September 11, 2009
Points of Light Institute’s Presidential Forum will Recognize Millions of Americans Who Answer the Call to Serve and Asks Millions More to Join Them

August 10, 2009
Points of Light Institute CEO selected for distinguished honor for third consecutive year
August 3, 2009
Contest will determine new logo and slogan for national service alumni On Monday, August 3, AmeriCorps Alums, the national organization for those who have served with AmeriCorps (and/or pre-AmeriCorps VISTA), will launch a contest designed to include the entire service community in the creation of a new logo and slogan. The winning logo will be featured on all collateral and marketing material for the foreseeable future and offers an unprecedented opportunity for the chosen designer.
July 29, 2009
ATLANTA (July 29, 2009) – Points of Light Institute announced the re-launch of the Corporate Volunteer Council Network (“CVC Network”), formally known as the CVC Partners Program, during the National Conference on Volunteering and Service, the world’s largest gathering of volunteer leaders from the nonprofit, corporate and government sectors.

June 24, 2009
Five Companies Recognized for Workplace Volunteer Programs with 2009 Corporate Engagement Award of Excellence SAN FRANCISCO (June 24, 2009) – During this momentous time in history when heightened awareness about service and volunteerism is inciting everyday people to take action in their communities, corporations are also encouraging their employees to become catalysts for change. Today, Points of Light Institute is recognizing five outstanding businesses who are tapping into this renewed enthusiasm for volunteerism and embracing service as a key strategy to meet social needs.
June 23, 2009

Entertainers, Political Leaders “Pump Up” National Conference on Volunteering and Service

June 19, 2009
SAN FRANCISCO (June 19, 2009) – Highlighting her commitment to community service, First Lady Michelle Obama will give the keynote address at the 2009 National Conference on Volunteering and Service in San Francisco next Monday, June 22.
June 17, 2009
ATLANTA (March 27, 2009) –Yesterday, the U.S. Senate passed the Serve America Act, led by Senators Ted Kennedy (D-MA) and Orrin Hatch (R-UT), by a majority of 79. The bill unanimously amended and titled by all senators as the Edward M. Kennedy Serve America Act, will dramatically increase levels of volunteerism, improve and expand national service programs, including AmeriCorps, and provide for new pathways of service and social innovation to address our nation's most pressing challenges.

June 16, 2009

Record Attendance Expected as Annual Conference Sparks Excitement for Service

June 8, 2009
ATLANTA (May 7, 2009) –President Obama just announced his full budget for fiscal year 2010, and 10 million dollars is proposed to support the Volunteer Generation Fund, an important first step in growing and strengthening our nation’s volunteer infrastructure, and an integral part of the President’s call to service campaign. The Corporation for National and Community Service, an organization that engages more than four million Americans yearly in service through its Senior Corps, AmeriCorps, and Learn and Serve America programs, will be responsible for distributing the funds.
July 4, 2008

Updated January 2, 2009

In late June, we learned of significant financial and operational irregularities in connection with the store operated under the Points of Light name on eBay.  The eStore was operated by an independent contractor under contract since 2003 with Points of Light Foundation. In addition to her authorized activities of securing and selling donated goods online, this independent contractor also sold travel packages.