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Mei Cobb

By Mei Cobb


What’s Up with Volunteering Down Under?

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In mid-September I traveled to the eastern seaboard of Australia, to meet with corporate and nonprofit representatives and talk about what’s new and what’s working in volunteering. Aside from spending lots of hours flying there and back, the experience was eye-opening and inspiring.

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09/29/14

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Brian Gallagher

By Brian Gallagher


New Partnership with Scholas Occurrentes

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Brian Gallagher was in Rome last week to sign a Memorandum of Understanding with Scholas Occurrentes, an education initiative started by Pope Francis while he was Bishop of Buenos Aires.

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09/10/14

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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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