Education

Community Unites to Provide School Supplies for Kansas City Students

Yes, United We Serve!

Pen or Pencil: National Dropout Prevention Program Targets Arkansas Youth

In Little Rock, Arkansas, on July 20, 2009, about 150 junior and senior high school students, many of them from nearby Pine Bluff, attended a day-long summit to discuss the importance of public service and education.

Middle School Students Polish Their Writing Skills

Working as a crossing guard, being a wife and mothering 4 school age children, heading a parent group, and running a volunteer study group throughout the school year for the past 2 years has been a challenging yet rewarding experience.

Reading So the Blind May Listen

Imagine 1948. Soldiers returning from the war, many anxious to move on with their lives using the new GI Bill to improve their education and career opportunities. But what about those blinded in service to our country? What could be done for them? Ann T. McDonald had the answer. Record textbooks on tape.

Alexandria Woman Helps Youth Get Second Chance

I am the Volunteer Coordinator for the Reading Is Power! program at the post-dispositional New Beginnings Program in The Northern Virginia Juvenile Detention Home (NVJDH) in Alexandria, Virginia. Reading Is Power! uses the Read Naturally Program, a nationally known and research-based reading program that assists youth in developing a strong foundation of phonemic awareness to develop fluency and become independent and confident readers.

Music, Hard Work, and Fellowship: Local Group Assists Library

The North Riverside Public Library, the heart of the Village of North Riverside, IL, had a huge project that needed to be completed as quickly as possible in order to make its DVD collection available to the patrons with the least amount of interruption and inconvenience. The time consuming project consisted of transferring over 1300 DVDs from old CD cases to new, more durable security-lined cases. How could this project be accomplished with the small staff working on the project only during slivers of time between their other projects?

Summer Advantage: Indiana Youth Answer President's Call

“Service is a core component of building the esteem and values of children. By serving this summer, we hope our young scholars and their families will make an ongoing commitment to volunteering throughout the year,” says Mary Elizabeth Bruce, Founding Director of Major Initiatives for Summer Advantage USA.

VISTA Member Uses Spanish Skills to Support Parents Plus

This summer I’ve been working as an AmeriCorps Summer VISTA for a non-profit group called Parents Plus. I have just returned from a year abroad in Spain but I figured with my AmeriCorps position mostly involving office work I would not have much of an opportunity to practice my Spanish this summer. I was mistaken.

NIB Volunteers Launch Reading Program with Children at Local Community Center

First reading service experience today (July 27, 2009) at the Charles Houston Recreation Center here in Alexandria. Arrived a bit early to a beautiful new community center that was spacious and inviting.

VISTA Member Organizes Friends Group to Support Local LIbrary

The Woodville Community Library is not only a place where citizens of Woodville, WI and the surrounding area can borrow books, audio books, and movies, but it is also a community hub of information and activity.

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