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Mei Cobb

By Mei Cobb


International Youth Day:  Youth Volunteering For Youth

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International Youth Day (IYD) is observed each year on August 12. Endorsed by the United Nations General Assembly in 1999, IYD is an opportunity to draw attention to youth issues worldwide. This year’s theme focuses on “Youth and Mental Health” under the slogan of “Mental Health Matters.”

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08/12/14

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Jesse Marcus

By Jesse Marcus


A Story About Education…or Is It?

Change has come to Pamdu, a close-knit community in southern Ghana.

Our story begins with 16-year old Suleiman Ibrahaim, a young man who is no longer missing classes at school. What accounts for his improved attendance rate? It’s not a new school. It’s not better teachers. It’s actually something as simple as water.

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07/21/14

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Mei Cobb

By Mei Cobb


How United Way Spells VOLUNTEER in Romania

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Last month hundreds of United Ways across the U.S. and the world brought thousands of volunteers together in a worldwide Day of Action on June 21. 

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07/03/14

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Brian Gallagher

By Brian Gallagher


D-Day Reflections

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The 70th anniversary of D-Day is an opportunity to reflect on the spirit of collaboration that rebuilt Europe after the war. Today, a renewed commitment to that spirit of collaboration is needed to advance the common good and create more opportunity for all. More

06/06/14

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Mei Cobb

By Mei Cobb


Kids Volunteer to Change the World

You don't need to wait until you grow up to change the world. Children and teens are creating change every day by volunteering. On Global Youth Service Day, April 11-13, 2014, 800+ partners—United Ways, schools, youth organizations, nonprofits, community and faith-based organizations, volunteer and national service programs, government agencies, and other individuals—are coming together to activate young people to improve their communities.  More

04/10/14

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