United We Serve

  • Posted on Feb 4, 2011
    Throughout the month of January, mentoring organizations from across the country took part in National Mentoring Month by recruitng, honoring and celebrating new and established mentors and their mentees. While the month may have passed, mentoring is service that happens year-round.
  • Posted on Feb 4, 2011
    Ed Note: Starting today, the Service News Digest will be a weekly feature on the Serve.Gov blog. Each week, we will showcase news highlights that feature national service. Step Up For Your Country Gen. Stanley McChrystal, Newsweek
  • Posted on Feb 3, 2011
    Ed Note: Through the Learn and Serve Challenge, more than 360,000 youth, educators, and community leaders pledged to engage in service-learning activities to help more youth understand how their education is relevant in the real world. Youth of all ages use the knowledge and skills learned in school or a community-based program to create and implement innovative solutions to our nation’s toughest problems.
  • Posted on Feb 2, 2011
    Ed Note: Starting today, Serve.Gov will participate in Wordless Wednesdays. Each week we will showcase the photos and videos that tell the story of service happening around the country. Today we feature a round-up of a few great MLK Day photos.
  • Posted on Jan 19, 2011
    All of us in the world of national service and volunteering lost a guiding light with the passing of Robert Sargent "Sarge" Shriver. Sarge was a tireless and determined builder of ways that people can improve the lives of their fellow citizens. He leaves a powerful legacy of innovative programs including Peace Corps, VISTA, Foster Grandparents, Head Start, Legal Services, Job Corps, and more. His initiatives during the 1960s helped shape an era and dared millions of young Americans to live out their ideals.
  • Posted on Jan 17, 2011
    The scriptures that Dr. King often preached say, "From everyone who has been given much, much will be demanded; and from the one who has been entrusted with much, much more will be asked". Dr. King realized he was given a calling much larger than himself. That calling was to lead a nation to another level of responsibility. Dr. King's leadership inspired people of color to go beyond what we could have dreamed. He committed his life to equal opportunity for all and his legacy reaches wider than he could have imagined.
  • Posted on Jan 17, 2011
    This post originally appeared on the White House blog on January 14, 2011. This Monday, Americans across the nation will honor Dr. King and mark the 25th anniversary of the holiday that bears his name. Sixteen years ago, Congress passed legislation transforming the King holiday into a national day of service. We’ve seen it grow from a handful of local events to well over 13,000 projects taking place this year in all 50 states.
  • Posted on Jan 7, 2011
    This post originally appeared on the White House Office of Faith Based and Neigborhood Partnerships blog on January 7, 2011.
  • Posted on Jan 6, 2011
    Last fall, about 360,000 youth, educators, and community partners began a year-long campaign to demonstrate the potential of education powered by service. Through the Learn and Serve Challenge, they pledged to engage in service-learning activities to help more young people understand how their education is relevant in the real world.
  • Posted on Dec 29, 2010
    As 2010 comes to an end I am pleased at all we have accomplished within Indian Country but much more needs to be done. I’m extremely proud to be Native American and I’m honored to serve as the Strategic Advisor for Native American Affairs at the Corporation for National and Community Service.

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