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Mei Cobb

By Mei Cobb

What Would Gandhi Say?

October 2nd is a national holiday in India commemorating the birthday of Mahatma Gandhi. It may have another designation soon, as Indian business, government and nonprofit leaders recently signed a petition to President Pranab Mukherjee to establish October 2nd as "National Volunteering Day".  These leaders recognize that India’s future depends on volunteers, whose time, minds and muscles can speed the pace of development in their country of more than one billion people.

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10/01/12

Jason Bethke

By Jason Bethke

UNITED WAY ANNOUNCES NEW U.S. PRESIDENT

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Stacey Stewart, United Way U.S.A. President

United Way Worldwide today announced the appointment of Stacey D. Stewart as President of United Way U.S.A. – a newly created position that reflects the organization’s commitment to its U.S. network of more than 1,200 local members. Stewart’s appointment is effective October 15. More

09/24/12

Mei Cobb

By Mei Cobb

Any Day is Volunteer Day

Nelson Mandela Day

July 18 is Nelson Mandela Day – when we’re asked to spend 67 minutes in service in honor of Nelson Mandela’s 67 years of fighting for human rights. The concept is the same as United Way’s Day of Action (June 21) and International Volunteer Day (December 5) and many other days United Ways participate in: choose a meaningful day and issue a call to volunteer on that day.

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07/19/12

Second Annual Student United Way Award Winners Announced

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We are thrilled to announce the recipients of the second annual Student United Way Awards recognition program established by the Volunteer & Employee Engagement Council of United Way Worldwide, in order to highlight the inspirational, cutting edge, innovative and impactful efforts of Student United Ways across the globe. More

04/19/12

Lessons on Leadership from a Nobel Laureate and Youth Leaders

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Judge Shirin Ebadi

Last week I had the pleasure of attending the twenty-third annual National Service Learning Conference in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The conference was jam-packed with excellent workshops, best practice exchange seminars, inspirational stories, notable leaders and motivational speakers. The goal? To invigorate thousands of individuals who lead and represent the global youth service-learning movement – students, educators, non-profit professionals, volunteers and more! As I begin to reflect on the week of learning I’d like to share a few highlights and takeaways that are fresh on my mind… More

04/19/12

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