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  • Posted on Apr 19, 2012
    I was inspired early in life to try to make a mark on the world.
  • Posted on Apr 18, 2012
    National Volunteer Week, April 15-21, is a chance for Americans to recognize the volunteers within their community. Here on the blog, that's exactly what we hope to do with our posts this week.
  • Posted on Apr 13, 2012
    Having just wrapped up National AmeriCorps Week, another big week is now taking place: National Volunteer Week, April 15-21, 2012. This week is an opportunity for nonprofit organizations and national service members and alumni to be recognized and celebrated for their efforts. It's also an opportunity for AmeriCorps Alums to tell their story of service, and shine a light on the value of national service in our nation.
  • Posted on Apr 10, 2012
  • Posted on Mar 30, 2012
    “We cannot seek achievement for ourselves and forget about progress and prosperity for our community...Our ambitions must be broad enough to include the aspirations and needs of others, for their sakes and for our own.” -- Cesar Chavez
  • Posted on Feb 29, 2012
  • Posted on Feb 28, 2012
    This post originally appeared on the White House blog on February 28, 2012. During Black History Month, we pause to salute and reflect on the contributions African Americans have made to the rich fabric that makes up the United States.There are many untold stories that reveal the best of Americans who stepped up when duty called, broke color barriers, or quietly made their communities better one person at a time.
  • Posted on Feb 22, 2012
    Each year,
  • Posted on Jan 10, 2012
    James “Major” Adams was raised on Chicago's Westside and served in the Army during World War II. When he completed his military service, Adams returned to Chicago and worked for various agencies including Jane Addams' Hull House, one of the city's oldest social and human services programs.
  • Posted on Jan 5, 2012
    This post originally appeared on the White House blog on December 19, 2011. Linda Sarsour was one of ten Champions of Change honored by the White House for their commitment to local community efforts. Read more stories from Champions of Change here.


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