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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.

14-year-old Returns to Summer Learning Program as Volunteer

My name is Zenniah Davis, I am 14 years old, and I am a recent alumna of Higher Achievement. As a Higher Achievement scholar I had the opportunity to emcee numerous events, serve as a tour guide to potential funders, get elected as the Ambassador to the Ward 7 Achievement Center, and most recently, to ser

Young Man Teaches Calculus, Students Thrive

I teach Calculus to middle school students during the summer. I cover the conceptual entirety of a College Calculus I course adapted for Algebra I backgrounds. Calculus is something most people (never mind middle school students!), regardless of socioeconomic background, are typically intimidated by. serve my community by teaching calculus and showing young people they can thrive.

Stanford Student Teaches Fellow Asian American Youth about Leadership, Citizenship

Like most immigrants, my parents bought the idea of the American Dream, the popular but misguided belief that hard work would yield benefits that far outweigh the cost. But the hardships they faced were never expected—no access to healthcare, language barriers, racism, social isolation, and poverty.

NEA Extreme Makeover—School Edition

When school children are surrounded by dingy walls marred by dirty hand prints, countless scuff marks, and traces of pencils and markers, what does it say? At Balboa Elementary in San Diego, it says more than just that 700 elementary age students go to school here, year round. It also speaks to the many ways that budget cuts have taken their toll on the school environment.

Target Team Members Design 16 School Libraries and Help Thousands of Students Nationwide

Target is proud to be a part of United We Serve. In conjunction with Education Week, Target Property Development team members are putting pencil to paper this week and beginning the design phase for its School Library Makeover program.

DC Youth Beautify Local Rec Center

Some 100 children from Washington, D.C.’s embattled Trinidad neighborhood and other underserved city neighborhoods took part in a major event on July 15 celebrating community service and summer learning activities.

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