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February 13, 2019 | KMGH-TV (CO)
Neli Rubinov makes a visit to 86-year-old Doba Skomarovskaya’s residence weekly to help her run errands. The pair has been doing this routine for nearly a decade.The two are part of the Senior Companion Program, which pairs volunteers over the age of...
February 8, 2019 | KULR-TV (MT)
"Our main goal is to connect as many people struggling with dementia in their family as we can with information, care and support to help them deal with this disease," said AmeriCorps VISTA at the Alzheimer's Association Jacob Guinan. The Alzheimer's...
February 6, 2019 | WTNH-TV (CT)
While singing songs or making crafts, some Hartford preschoolers turn to Isabel Guzman for guidance. She's not the official classroom teacher. She has a special role. The kids call her "abuela" (Grandma).
February 2, 2019 | Bandon Western World (OR)
Oregon Heath & Sciences University family nurse practitioner student Lindsey Adkisson is a bit of an overachiever. Coming from a wheat farming family in Dufur, her Oregonian roots go back six generations. And though she has lived several other pl...
January 31, 2019 | Gering Courier (NE)
Mildred Moody has woken up at the crack of dawn for her job the past 21 years. Moody served as a volunteer at Geil Elementary through the Foster Grandparents program and has since started to volunteer at Lincoln. She decided to apply as a volunteer d...
January 25, 2019 | Owensboro Times (KY)
Teachers can feel stretched pretty thin. With decreasing school budgets and greater expectations of accountability from the state, educators can use all the help they can get. That is why school volunteers such as Elisabeth Roszel and Darrell Higginb...
January 17, 2019 | Daily Times (PA)
With much of January in the rear-view mirror, have you settled into your 2019 routine? Is there free time in your schedule? Do you feel a need for more meaningful activities? RSVP has good news for you. The region’s leading agency for adult volunteer...
January 17, 2019 | Chicago Crusader (IL)
Vision-impaired veterans received holiday cheer as a result of a two-year partnership between two community service programs. The United Way of Porter County AmeriCorps program teamed with the Blind Social Center in Gary, Indiana, to create holiday c...
January 16, 2019 | KSL-TV (UT)
As part of Utah Department of Transportation's I-15 northbound widening project, 27 houses in Midvale are scheduled for demolition — something that used to result in a lot of wasted resources. But since Salt Lake Valley Habitat for Humanity partnered...
January 11, 2019 | KPVI-TV (ID)
Aiming to provide budding entrepreneurs with resources, the city announced a new business mentoring program Thursday based in Bozeman’s Public Library. Available at no cost to the public, the program is a collaboration between the library, the city’s...
January 7, 2019 | Maine Public Radio (ME)
In a vast, rural state like Maine, social isolation is a part of life, especially so for seniors who are stuck in their homes because of physical and financial challenges. That isolation can lead to loneliness, which is considered by some experts a s...
January 4, 2019 | Romper
Every year in late January, many Americans get a long weekend off from work or school thanks to a federal holiday. But as you enjoy that day off, it's important to reflect on the man the day honors — Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. — and the impact he ma...
January 4, 2019 | Epoch Times (NY)
With the exception of losing a loved one, losing a home after a natural disaster is one of the most devastating events that can happen to a person. The place that is supposed to be familiar and safe no longer exists. Then comes the daunting task of t...
January 4, 2019 | Midland Reporter-Telegram (TX)
January is designated as National Mentoring Month. The campaign, which began in 2002 by Mentor, the Corporation for National and Community Service and the Harvard School of Public Health, promotes youth mentoring throughout the country. Throughout th...
January 4, 2019 | The News Journal (DE)
During a bright and clear week last autumn, more than 150 volunteers worked their way across the grassy hillside, backs bent, planting trees in a tight grid. These volunteers from the community planted 3,000 trees with Mt. Cuba Center staff in an eff...
January 3, 2019 | Bangor Daily News (ME)
At a time when scientists are predicting significant repercussions if global warming continues unabated, York’s Energy Steering Committee is responding with an “ambitious but achievable” goal of reducing the town’s greenhouse gas emissions by 100 per...
January 1, 2019 | 90.5 WESA FM (PA)
Everybody should have a few tools around the house – like a crescent wrench and a Phillips-head screwdriver. But what about tools too big to store or too expensive to buy – or that you’ll only need once, or once in a while?For that, there's Millvale’...
December 31, 2018 | CBS News
Millions of students will return to school this week after the holidays so we are looking at a program that brings a special kind of love and encouragement into classrooms that need it. Senior Corps Foster Grandparents volunteer and share their love...
December 26, 2018 | Bangor Daily News (ME)
The Bangor Area Homeless Shelter needs volunteers around the year to serve daily meals, transport food, and sort through food and clothing donations. Last year, according to Executive Director Boyd Kronholm, the shelter recorded 7,000 volunteer hours...
December 13, 2018 | WTOP-FM (D.C.)
The Harlem Globetrotters and D.C.’s Virginia McLaurin, who turned 109 this year, rekindled their friendship at a D.C. public charter school on Tuesday — and this time, she serenaded them with a song of her own devising. McLaurin has celebrated with t...
December 13, 2018 | Mercury News (CA)
“Be sure to pause at the period,” Dawkins, 58, tells Aleena, whom she works with twice a week as part of Reading Partners, a Bay Area-based program that helps literacy-challenged students across the country master the reading skills they need to surv...
December 12, 2018 | Boston Globe (MA)
With their children excited to tear into presents this time of year, many parents are wondering how to get kids engaged in the giving part of the season as well. Massachusetts ranks 32nd in the country for volunteerism, according to the Corporation f...
December 11, 2018 | KPLC-TV (LA)
An organization is utilizing senior citizens to help young Southwest Louisiana students academically. The Foster Grandparent program came to SWLA in 1999, and since then has made an impact on those involved.“I feel good," Ethel McCullough, a foster g...
December 10, 2018 | Perry County Tribune (OH)
The Retired Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) and members of the New Lexington Elks #509 filled holiday gift packages on Dec. 10 for servicemen currently serving overseas in the military. The gift boxes are sent out for major holidays each year to help...
December 8, 2018 | The Daily Item (PA)
Rachel Loden will soon leave By Grace Transitional Women's Home after 13 months, but the 46-year-old won't be leaving the friends she's made while getting back on her feet. "I'm moving into an apartment in Middleburg, not far from here," she said fro...
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