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Mei Cobb

By Mei Cobb


Cesar Chavez and Volunteering: Standing up for Others

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At its core, volunteering means standing up for others. As the founder and president of the United Farm Workers of America, Cesar Chavez gave much of himself and his life to advocate for and to improve the lives of others. And so on March 31st, Cesar Chavez Day, we celebrate his birthday and honor his life and work by promoting service to the community. 

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03/31/15

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Lauri Valerio

By Lauri Valerio


How Alternative Spring Breakers Are Changing Communities Across America

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Take a look back at the powerful impact the ASB movement made this year. 

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03/27/15

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Mei Cobb

By Mei Cobb


United Way Alternative Spring Break:  South Mississippi

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Brett Johnson is a senior studying political science and communication at Jacksonville State University in Alabama. As a student leader preparing to graduate, he has opted to spend his senior spring break on the Magnolia Coast serving others as a part of United Way's Alternative Spring Break program in partnership with the United Way of South Mississippi . . . This is his story.

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03/25/15

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Mei Cobb

By Mei Cobb


Looking for Work-Life Balance? Volunteer.

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Feeling stressed, unhappy and like you have too much on your plate? Does the thought of volunteering seem impossible, given you don’t have a minute to spare? Consider this: working people who volunteer are happier with their work-life balance than those who don't volunteer.

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03/23/15

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Mei Cobb

By Mei Cobb


Spending Saturday at the Mall, Volunteering

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When Greater Twin Cities United Way was looking for a big way to spread the word about volunteering, the organization picked a Minnesota landmark where lots of people go: the Mall of America. On Valentine’s Day 2015, United Way was one of eight nonprofit organizations offering “speed volunteering” activities during the 10th annual HandsOn Twin Cities Volunteer Expo, which included more than 80 nonprofits gathered at the Mall of America promoting their work.

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03/19/15

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