United We Serve

  • Posted on Mar 22, 2011
    This post originally appeared on the White House blog on March 15, 2011 and is part of a month-long series celebrating service.
  • Posted on Mar 21, 2011
    In recent days, the scale and magnitude of the tsunami and earthquake in Japan have emerged through video footage connecting us to the horrific details and aching loss in the aftermath of one of nature’s most violent furies. Early video showed a wall of water sweeping away everything in its path--vehicles, buildings, even fires were escorted by the force of the water.
  • Posted on Mar 18, 2011
    This post originally appeared on the White House blog on March 17, 2011. Since his inauguration, President Obama has emphasized interfaith cooperation and community service – as an important way to build understanding between different communities and contribute to the common good.
  • Posted on Mar 17, 2011
    Last week I joined my good friend Aaron Williams, Director of the Peace Corps, for a lively discussion on the importance of public service with several hundred Howard University students.
  • Posted on Mar 16, 2011
  • Posted on Mar 15, 2011
    This post originally appeared on the National Conference for Volunteering and Service blog on March 14, 2011.  
  • Posted on Mar 10, 2011
    This post originally appeared on the White House blog on March 10, 2011.  
  • Posted on Mar 10, 2011
    Even at age 74, no one can slow down Foster Grandparent Dolores Campbell. “People don’t realize you have to be active to keep well,” says Campbell.
  • Posted on Mar 8, 2011
    Today, while many of you are joining in the carnival spirit of Mardi Gras, volunteers from across the country are preparing to attend the 2011 National Conference on Volunteering and Service in New Orleans June 6-8.  
  • Posted on Mar 7, 2011
    Exactly 34 years ago, I was learning Guarani in a chicken coop/classroom in rural Costa Rica, preparing for Peace Corps service in Paraguay. A year earlier I was a college senior at Plattsburgh State University experiencing mild regret over my choice of major. While my Accounting, Nursing, and Business major friends were knee-deep in five-figure salary job offers, my BA in Geography was more like a recruiter repellant.

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