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Mei Cobb

By Mei Cobb

India Celebrates First National Volunteering Week

Traditional bharathanatyam by kids trained by volunteers

In the U.S. we celebrate the spirit of volunteering throughout the year, such as during National Volunteer Week in April, United Way Day of Action on June 21, and the National Day of Service and Remembrance on September 11. More


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Jesse Marcus

By Jesse Marcus

Kids Are Choosing School over the Streets in Poland

For the last six years, the community has been reaching out through United Way Poland to children and youth living in poverty. More


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Jason Bethke

By Jason Bethke

BE-BOUND to partner with United Way FRANCE to help reconstruction efforts in the Philippines

As a first step into social and humanitarian engagement, Be-Bound* is partnering with United Way to contribute to the reconstruction efforts in the Philippines following the Haiyan typhoon. More


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Mei Cobb

By Mei Cobb

Exploring Volunteering and Youth Development 7,000 Miles from Home

Recently I participated in the Emirates Foundation for Youth Development’s first ever Philanthropy Summit in Abu Dhabi. The summit brought together philanthropic, corporate and government representatives to learn from each other and debate how to better channel our collective resources to advance the common good. More


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Brian Gallagher

By Brian Gallagher

Reflections on Mandela

As we reflect on the loss of Nelson Mandela, I can’t help but consider the entirety of his life’s journey and influence. Few people leave a legacy as rich in lessons and timeless in their approach. More


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