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Mei Cobb

By Mei Cobb


Tapping in to Next Generation Volunteers and Leaders

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Education is the cornerstone of individual and community success. What can we do to improve education in our communities? Pledging to become a volunteer reader, tutor or mentor is one way to help children and youth achieve their potential. Another is to tap into the energy of motivated teenagers and help them understand how to contribute to early grade education.

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07/10/14

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Mei Cobb

By Mei Cobb


Passion for a Cause: Millennials Want to Work and Volunteer Together

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Employers take note. One-third of millennials surveyed said that their companies’ volunteer policies affected their decision to apply for a job, 39 percent said that it influenced their decision to interview, and 55 percent said that such policies played into their decision to accept an offer.

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07/07/14

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Mei Cobb

By Mei Cobb


VISTAs Rally Volunteers to Support Summer Learning

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United Way has partnered with the Corporation for National and Community Service to bring the talent and commitment of AmeriCorps VISTAs to United Way to help students across the country succeed in low-performing schools. Here’s the first of many updates about their great work.

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07/01/14

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Jason Bethke

By Jason Bethke


Be a Great Summer Volunteer: 5 Tips for First-Timers

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What are you doing this summer? If it's your first year as a summer volunteer, you may have a lot to learn. To do a good job and make a great impression, follow these tips. More

06/23/14

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Lindsay Torrico

By Lindsay Torrico


Take Action on National Summer Learning Day!

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National Summer Learning Day is a national advocacy day recognized to highlight the importance of high-quality summer learning programs. Summer Learning Day engages individuals in a national movement to spread awareness about the importance of ensuring that every child is safe, healthy and engaged in learning during the summer. More

06/20/14

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