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Sep
18
2013
As F. Scott Fitzgerald wrote in his short story "The Rich Boy" in 1926: "Let me tell you about the very rich. They are very different from you and me. They possess and enjoy early, and it does something to them, makes them soft where we are hard,...
Aug
14
2013
In my previous life as a high school English teacher, I often felt disconnected from everyone making the decisions that affected how I did my job. A new curriculum handed down from the district. Tutorials to learn how to process student data....
Aug
06
2013
Below, Case Foundation Senior Fellow Sonal Shah and Mayur Patel, Knight Foundation’s Vice President for Strategy and Assessment write about the importance of challenges and prizes as a tool for social change. In a world where...
Jul
31
2013
MCON13
This past July, more than 10,000 young adults, thought leaders, and philanthropists joined us in person and online for the Millennial Impact Conference (MCON13) – a conference hosted by Achieve, the Case Foundation, and the Buckingham Foundation,...
Jul
24
2013
This blog was co-authored by Case Foundation Senior Fellow Sonal Shah “I have spoken of a thousand points of light, of all the community organizations that are spread like stars throughout the Nation, doing good…I will go to the people and the...
Jul
19
2013
Millennials as a generation represent many different things to many different people. Attributes like “egotistical,” “tech savvy,” and “educated” are all characteristics commonly used to describe this generation that is 80 million strong. Today, I...
Jul
15
2013
Last summer, Jackie Yeh looked for ways to give back to her community. Then 13, she was disappointed in how difficult it was for people under 18, so she did what almost any teen would – turned to the Internet. “I thought, ‘How could I connect teens...
Jun
26
2013
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In the early days of the Case Foundation, I had the fortunate experience of getting to know Alan Khazei and Michael Brown, the bright, young founders of City Year. Their passionate vision and drive to strengthen the culture of service to others in...
Jun
24
2013
Could Michael R. Bloomberg save Athens? That thought was in the air as Athens’s mayor, Giorgos Kaminis, spent an hour at City Hall on Wednesday with Mayor Bloomberg’s head of volunteer services, Diahann Billings-Burford. Traditionally, volunteerism...
Jun
24
2013
In 2012 National Geographic Traveler magazine announced their new Travelers of the Year initiative. The honorees were a group of fearless boundary breakers who explored the world with passion and purpose, inspiring others to expand their horizons,...
Jun
21
2013
When it comes to politics, how engaged are you? With more demands on our time, attention span, and energy, it should come as no surprise that political and community engagement appears at a low point.
Jun
17
2013
Yesterday was #GivingTuesday, the hashtag powered day of charity that is designed to follow the pre-holiday shopping bacchanals of Black Friday and the more arriviste Cyber Monday with 24 hours of people-powered philanthropy. In short: buy, buy some...

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