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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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Mei Cobb

By Mei Cobb


Want to Stay Active and Improve Your Health as You Grow Older? Volunteer!

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Baby Boomers are living longer lives than their predecessors, but not necessarily healthier lives, according to a study that warns of rising health care costs. The oldest of the Boomers, nearing 70, are looking for ways to reverse this trend.

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09/16/14

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Mei Cobb

By Mei Cobb


20 Years of Volunteering to Get Things Done for America

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It is fitting that the day after the National Day of Service and Remembrance we will celebrate the power of volunteering in a wholly different way. September 12, 2014 marks the 20th anniversary of AmeriCorps, a strength of the volunteer movement in the United States.

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09/12/14

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Mei Cobb

By Mei Cobb


Volunteer to Honor and Remember

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9/11/14 marks the 13th anniversary of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.  It is a day to remember and honor those who were lost, their families and the toll it took on all of us. It is the National Day of Service and Remembrance. I hope you will join millions of others on this day who are choosing to honor and remember through volunteer service.

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09/09/14

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Stacey Stewart

By Stacey Stewart


William Rodgers Convocation Speech to Incoming Freshman at Rutgers

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William Rodgers, a great friend and supporter of United Way, gave the following convocation speech to the incoming freshman class at Rutgers last week. In it, he asks the incoming class to consider committing to three principles as they embark on their college careers: to become a life-long learner, an independent thinker and a responsible citizen--principles that we all need to keep close at heart on our personal paths to LIVE UNITED. We couldn’t let his speech come to pass without sharing it again, with hopes that it inspires even more of us to ask to ourselves, What can I do to advance the common good today?

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09/08/14

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