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Mei Cobb

By Mei Cobb

Volunteering, Service and Democracy

Volunteers have shaped the U.S. since its founding and continue to contribute to its protection and prosperity. Benjamin Franklin believed that citizen service was essential to our democracy and founded our country’s first volunteer fire agency. Clara Barton led volunteers to help the wounded in the Civil War and later created the American Red Cross. Jane Addams’ settlement house movement led to significant social reforms for the urban poor.

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05/19/14

Mei Cobb

By Mei Cobb

Volunteer and Celebrate Older Americans

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Did you know that older adults are at a much higher risk of unintentional injury than the rest of the population? You can help seniors live more stable and healthier lives by volunteering with United Way throughout the year but especially in May, which is Older Americans Month. More

05/16/14

Lindsay Torrico

By Lindsay Torrico

United Way on the Hill. Amplify the Message!

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United Way is joining with nearly one-thousand advocates on May 14 to raise our voices for working families across the country. We know that in order for our nation to compete in the global economy we need high-quality child care that gives every child a solid foundation; income supports that help people reach their full potential; and good health that allows children to stay on track in school and adults be productive at work. More

05/13/14

Mei Cobb

By Mei Cobb

What Kind of Social Change Agent Are You?

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When it comes to advancing the common good, are you a Purposeful Participant, a Social Change Spectator, or something else altogether? And if you work with volunteers, would you like to know more about Ultracommitted Change-Makers and others who are likely to get involved with your cause? More

05/12/14

Jason Bethke

By Jason Bethke

Tips for Living a Healthy Lifestyle

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Living a healthy lifestyle is a great way to share your time and talents in the community where you live. More

05/06/14

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