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Submitted by drupal on 8 December 2010 - 7:22am
What began as a protest to save a park from being demolished in Istanbul’s historic city center, Taksim, has become a movement that can reshape the concept of citizenship in Turkey. The crowd today comprises individuals, each distinctive and in...
by The Huffington Post
Think about the last time you volunteered your time and talents to an important effort or cause. How did it make you feel? With the busy lives we lead, just the thought of volunteering might seem overwhelming, but in reality it could be very...
by The Week
Let's face it: As much as we try to make everything equal for our children these days (yes, honey, everyone gets a trophy at the Little League championship!), there are some kids who just stand out. Take this guy, for example: Real-life Doogie...
by The New York Times
When Benjamin O’Keefe read the words of Abercrombie & Fitch’s chief executive, Mike Jeffries, suggesting that the retailer wanted its clothes worn only by thin, attractive “cool kids,” he wasn’t happy. Mr. O’Keefe, 18, struggled with weight...
by The Chronicle of Philanthropy
When Jacob Harold joined GuideStar as its new chief executive in October, he walked into an organization that was looking for its place in a rapidly changing world. GuideStar has long been known as the publisher of financial information about...
by New York Times
WHEN Julia Geist was asked to draw a picture of a computer scientist last year, the 16-year-old sketched a businessman wearing glasses and a tie. Looking around at her classmates’ drawings, she saw similar depictions of men. Now, Ms. Geist said, “I...
by Caitlin Gibson
Eliza Bubes, 18, could have signed up for a photography camp, a music camp or an art camp. She could have spent her summer afternoons in the comfort of air conditioning, at any number of area camps tailored to her interests. Instead, last summer she...
Whether during times of conflict abroad, or coming to our aid here at home in times of tragedy or natural disaster, military service members and first responders embody the Be Fearless spirit. They let urgency conquer fear and rush in before anyone...
Since Change.org began focusing on its petition tool in 2011, it has offered just two actions for supporting a cause: Create a petition; sign a petition. Now the company is expanding that list. Today, it will release a feature called “Promoted...
by Jean Case
Five years ago, we at the Case Foundation made a bet on Millennials. We believed that this generation would, through their collective actions, represent an epic shift in the way youth engage with others; consume goods; spend their time and money;...
by Change Makers
On April 22, the world will celebrate Earth Day. Sustainable food and agriculture systems can play a big role in preserving the environment by helping to improve soil health, protecting biodiversity, and mitigating climate change. Earth Day is a...
5 Fast Facts
- Volunteers gave more than 8.1 billion hours, worth an estimated $169 billion
- Women volunteered at higher rates than men and working mothers have the highest volunteer rates.
- In 2008 and 2009 nearly 60% of citizens reached out to help their neighbors at least once a month, and 1 in 6 do so almost every day.
- 89% of Americans site they sit down to dinner with members of their households several times each week. Nearly 3 in 4 discuss political affairs with their families and friends at least once a month
- 63.4 million Americans volunteered in 2009, a jump of 1.6 million over 2008 (and the biggest spike in volunteering since 2003).