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Lauri Valerio

By Lauri Valerio


Top 3 reasons you should join our U by Kotex Alternative Spring Break

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You could spend this spring break watching Netflix and cleaning sand out of all your clothes. Or you could spend it in the nation’s capital working with a group of 25 college-aged women to empower women and girls in service and advocacy.

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02/03/15

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Mei Cobb

By Mei Cobb


Reimagining Service: A Springboard to Strategic Volunteer Engagement

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Since 2009, Reimagining Service has sought to increase the impact of volunteers through new research and practices as well as initiatives that have changed the way the corporate, nonprofit and public sectors engage volunteers. The coalition has helped shift “the mindset of organizations and individuals regarding the value of volunteers” by highlighting “compelling data and exemplary organizations to demonstrate that strategic volunteer engagement is a cost-effective approach to building organizational capacity.”

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02/02/15

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Mei Cobb

By Mei Cobb


EITC Awareness Day: Volunteers and Tax Returns

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I recently learned about high school students who are volunteering to help prepare tax returns for people who are low-income, elderly, disabled or speak limited English. While many United Ways offer the opportunity for adults to participate in Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) programs, I am especially inspired by these students and want to share their story to promote EITC Awareness Day.

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01/30/15

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Mei Cobb

By Mei Cobb


United Way Celebrates Volunteers in India

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Throughout the world, volunteers make a difference by showing up, helping out and inspiring others to get involved. Volunteer events celebrating the contributions of volunteers, such as India’s second annual National Volunteering Week, held January 18-25, give United Ways and others a special opportunity to recognize the unique contributions volunteers give to their communities.

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01/26/15

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Mei Cobb

By Mei Cobb


National Reading Day:  A Great Day to Read and Volunteer

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Today is National Reading Day in the U.S. Before you curl up with your favorite magazine or a new book, remember how you learned to read and consider paying it forward to a young reader. National Reading Day aims to help Pre-K through third grade students develop the literacy skills they need to become lifelong learners. United Way and other nonprofit groups, schools, libraries, parents and volunteers participate in a variety of activities with younger readers on National Reading Day.

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01/23/15

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