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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

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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

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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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Mei Cobb

By Mei Cobb


In Celebration of Women

Did you know that today is International Women’s Day and an official holiday in 27 countries? While we don’t officially observe International Women’s Day in the U.S., we do observe the achievements of women during the entire month of March, which is designated as Women’s History Month both here and in the United Kingdom. More

03/08/12

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Brian Cox

By Brian Cox


Brian Gallagher Speaks at the World Economic Forum in Davos

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Photo by Moritz Hager, Copyright World Economic Forum

Brian Gallagher, President and Chief Executive Officer, United Way Worldwide, is captured during the session 'Building Trust' at the Annual Meeting 2012 of the World Economic Forum at the congress centre in Davos, Switzerland, January 27, 2012. More

01/30/12

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