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Mei Cobb

By Mei Cobb


Cesar Chavez and Volunteering: Standing up for Others

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At its core, volunteering means standing up for others. As the founder and president of the United Farm Workers of America, Cesar Chavez gave much of himself and his life to advocate for and to improve the lives of others. And so on March 31st, Cesar Chavez Day, we celebrate his birthday and honor his life and work by promoting service to the community. 

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03/31/15

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Lindsay Torrico

By Lindsay Torrico


Watching the State of the Union Address? Tell the President to #TalkYouthJobs!

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On Tuesday, January 20 at 9pm ET, President Obama will deliver his sixth State of the Union Address. While the state of the nation’s economy is in a steady recovery, the youth unemployment rate has remained stubbornly high and the number of young people considered to be “disconnected” from the workforce or school system has hardly fallen.

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01/14/15

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Mei Cobb

By Mei Cobb


Engaging Employee Volunteers

Civic engagement is on the rise in corporate America, according to the results of the 2013 The Civic 50 survey. More businesses are giving employees the opportunity to volunteer with community organizations and finding that it simultaneously increases their bottom line and employee satisfaction. More

02/26/14

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Brian Cox

By Brian Cox


VIDEO: AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka speaks about United Way

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06/04/12

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Doug Taylor

By Doug Taylor


Rock Stars in Nashville

It’s hard to think of an academic as a rock star, but that’s how Mark Kramer was received at the United Way Community Leaders Conference in Nashville in early May 2012. Perhaps it was because we were in the U.S. County Music Capital (Dolly Parton made an appearance as well, but that’s another story altogether).

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05/18/12

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