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Mei Cobb

By Mei Cobb

Here’s a question: Where do the candidates stand on promoting volunteering and national service?

I thought it was great that individuals were permitted to ask questions during the second presidential debates. One question to ask is where the candidates stand on promoting volunteer engagement through national service. More

10/22/12

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Jason Bethke

By Jason Bethke

In-School Success from Out-Of-School Activity

Student United Way Representatives

By Ayeola Fortune, Education Team, United Way Worldwide

For most students, school has come back with a vengeance for about a month now and for many of them and their parents, it feels like summer never happened, or has receded into the far away past.  But let’s not kid ourselves; the lasting consequences of summer are with us. 

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10/11/12

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Brian Cox

By Brian Cox

4 Personal Benefits of Volunteering in Your Community

Nonprofit organizations depend on the giving nature of volunteers. But volunteers often reap satisfaction and benefits of volunteering by becoming involved in their communities. Not sure how volunteering can be a personal benefit to you? Here are four reasons to give a little time to a nonprofit organization every week. More

10/03/12

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Peter Beard

By Peter Beard

United Ways Leading National Grade-Level Reading Network

Reading Proficiency by 3rd Grade is Essential

When we think of the importance of reading, we may not immediately think of high school graduation. The fact is, 96% of kids who read well by 3rd grade will graduate high school. That sounds promising, right? But one in three American fourth graders score below “basic” in the nation’s only national assessment of reading. That means one in three fourth graders can barely read. Not good. More

10/03/12

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Mei Cobb

By Mei Cobb

What Would Gandhi Say?

October 2nd is a national holiday in India commemorating the birthday of Mahatma Gandhi. It may have another designation soon, as Indian business, government and nonprofit leaders recently signed a petition to President Pranab Mukherjee to establish October 2nd as "National Volunteering Day".  These leaders recognize that India’s future depends on volunteers, whose time, minds and muscles can speed the pace of development in their country of more than one billion people.

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10/01/12

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