Press Releases

October 21, 2014

Honorees Include Yao Ming, HP, World Central Kitchen, Charles Orgbon

Washington, D.C., Oct. 20, 2014 – The Embassy of the People’s Republic of China in Washington, D.C., will be the stunning venue for the 2014 Tribute Awards given by Points of Light, the nonpartisan, global volunteer organization created by President George H. W. Bush.

September 19, 2014

Invests in 13 Startups, All Creating Economic Opportunity

ATLANTA, Sept. 19, 2014 – The Points of Light’s Civic Accelerator – the first national startup accelerator dedicated solely to investing in civic ventures – announced today the 13 startups selected to participate in its fall 2014 program, all of which focus on increasing economic opportunity for all. This will be the fifth round of the Civic Accelerator since its founding in 2012.

September 12, 2014

Effort Recognizes That AmeriCorps and Peace Corps Alumni Bring Great Skills and Experience to the Workplace

September 8, 2014

ATLANTA, Sept. 8, 2014  To commemorate the 20th anniversary of AmeriCorps, AmeriCorps Alums – a Points of Light enterprise – today announced 20 winners of its National Leadership Awards, all of whom exemplify a commitment to a lifetime of service.

September 5, 2014

Michaela Coplen, Grace Franklin honored for work helping military families.

July 30, 2014

AmeriCorps, Citi Foundation and Points of Light Join in Three-Year, $10 Million Public-Private Partnership

Two Local Nonprofits, The Door and Jersey Cares, Play Critical Roles

July 28, 2014

MCLEAN, Va., July 28, 2014 –Through its employee volunteer service program Exelis Action Corps, aerospace and defense company Exelis (NYSE: XLS) has partnered with Korn Ferry (NYSE: KFY), a single sour

July 15, 2014

Points of Light Announces a Two-Year Commitment to Action at Clinton Global Initiative America Meeting

ATLANTA, July 15, 2014 – Points of Light and key partners made a public Commitment to Action at the Clinton Global Initiative America (CGI America) meeting to educate, connect, and invest in 300 civic entrepreneurs launching early stage for-profit and nonprofit civic start-ups over the next two years.

July 2, 2014

Points of Light is creating a free Facebook app for #GivingTuesday partners to showcase their initiatives

June 30, 2014

ATLANTA, June 30, 2014 – The Points of Light Civic Accelerator will invest $50,000 each in Piggybackr and Project SYNCERE, one for-profit and one nonprofit startup selected by their social enterprise peers.

June 25, 2014

Points of Light to Help GE Activate Employees as Volunteer Mentors, Coaches and Teachers

June 25, 2014 – GE, in partnership with the Dangote Foundation and Points of Light, today in Nigeria launched the first global installation of GE's Garages program – an innovation and manufacturing centre where aspiring makers and entrepreneurs can go to develop new skills and learn about advanced manufacturing technologies.

June 20, 2014

Three-Year Program Funded by the Citi Foundation Will Deploy 225 AmeriCorps Members and Thousands of Volunteers to Help 25,000 Underserved Young Adults Prepare for College and Careers

June 18, 2014

Local Woman Honored by Points of Light for Volunteerism in Metro Atlanta

ATLANTA, June 18, 2014 – Points of Light, the largest organization in the world dedicated to volunteer service, has honored Donna Mahon with the Daily Point of Light Award. This award, founded by former President George H. W. Bush, celebrates individuals for their community service and power to spark change and improve the world.

June 17, 2014

HandsOn Nashville earns top grant of $50,000 through innovative competition
supported by JPMorgan Chase & Co.

ATLANTA (June 17, 2014) – Volunteer service organizations from across America are leaving Points of Light’s Conference on Volunteering and Service this week with $100,000 to implement innovative, high-impact programs, thanks to an ongoing commitment to volunteer service by JPMorgan Chase & Co.