United We Serve

  • Posted on Jan 27, 2010
    Monday was not an average day on the road for us. We’re in the middle of a long eight game road trip and flew into Washington, D.C. late Sunday night after tough game in Toronto. Fortunately, Monday had a couple opportunities for us that kept the team’s energy high despite the minimal sleep.
  • Posted on Jan 26, 2010
    Robyn is a Learn and Serve AmeriCorps VISTA team member in Lansing, Michigan. This is her MLK Day story of service.
  • Posted on Jan 22, 2010
    This Sunday, Jan 24, ABC will air an extended two-hour episode of Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, about an extraordinary story of hope from the west side of Buffalo. In November 2009, the show came to one of the most disadvantaged neighborhoods in our nation’s third poorest city to build a green home for the family of Delores Powell. What happened next has never happened in the history of the show. More than 6,300 volunteers turned out to help, building not only a home for one deserving family but transforming an entire community through service.
  • Posted on Jan 20, 2010
    January is National Mentoring Month – we officially take time to shine a spotlight on the importance of mentors and the need for every child to have a caring adult in their life. Today the President and First lady will announce a new mentoring initiative and you can watch live at whitehouse.gov/live (4:05 EST). To learn more and how to get involved, visit serve.gov/mentor.
  • Posted on Jan 19, 2010
    Yesterday, the President and the First Lady dedicated their morning to serving the community here in DC.
  • Posted on Jan 19, 2010
    Yesterday was the Martin Luther King Day of Service - hundreds of thousands of volunteers across the country participated in service projects. Here is David's story. I spent my MLK Day volunteering at Bruce Monroe Elementary School with Greater DC Cares. Armed with only barebones project details, I wasn’t quite sure how I would be serving. I did know that we would beautify the school. I was also fairly sure that paint brushes would be prominently involved. I was excited for the day.
  • Posted on Jan 18, 2010
    And the stories of service have started coming in…we thought we would share some pictures from Secretary of Veterans’ Affairs Eric Shinseki. Sec. Shinseki helped prepare food for distribution to area soup kitchens at DC Central Kitchen.
  • Posted on Jan 18, 2010
    This morning the President, First Lady and their family visited So Others Might Eat, an organization dedicated to helping people get off the streets – the first family served food to homeless and hungry men, women and children.
  • Posted on Jan 18, 2010
    We want to share with you an idea of what is happening across the country today – this is just a glimpse at the 10,000+ service projects found at serve.gov/MLKDay.
  • Posted on Jan 17, 2010
    Katrina works with AmeriCorps NCCC, which is a program of the Corporation for National & Community Service. This is her MLK Day story.

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