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Thousands of Social Change Experts Come Together in Seattle for Points of Light Conference

Conference offers dynamic speakers, diverse learning tracks, and shines a light on the volunteering and service movement
Press Release

SEATTLE, June 20, 2017 /3BL Media/ – The 2017 Points of Light Conference on Volunteering and Service has kicked off in Seattle with a carefully crafted series of events at some of the most distinctively Seattle venues, including Benaroya Hall, the Washington State Convention Center, and select restaurants, organizations and attractions throughout the city.

Creating a Learning Environment Ripe for Success

by Principal Ricardo Rosales, North Hollywood High School in Los Angeles
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Summer vacation has begun for so many of us, but I am still thinking about the 520 high school seniors who received diplomas this month from our school, with 64 percent headed to four-year colleges and universities. That percentage is higher than it was last year, and I’m grateful to our dedicated teachers and so many other contributing factors that contributed – including the benefits of a more positive learning environment.

Support to Human Rights and Refugee Causes via Corporations Increases Almost 40 Fold Following Travel Ban

Donations Remain Nearly 6 Times Above Yearly Average Ahead of World Refugee Day
Press Release

CALGARY, AB, June 19, 2017 /3BL Media/ - This World Refugee Day, Benevity, the market leader in workplace giving, volunteering and community investment software,

Champion for Change: Why I’m Dedicated to Diversity

by Steve Neff, Head of Technology and Global Service at Fidelity Investments and Common Impact Board Member
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Champion for Change: Why I’m Dedicated to Diversity

by Steve Neff, Head of Technology and Global Services at Fidelity Investments and Common Impact Board Member

Originally published via Linkedin

Throwback Thursday: Duke Energy Volunteers Through the Decades

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Volunteer work is part of Duke Energy's legacy and identity as a company. Duke Energy is committed to powering the lives of its customers and the vitality of it communities in the seven states it serves. That's why employees contribute their time and money giving back to the community.

In 2016 alone, about 4,000 Duke Energy and Piedmont Natural Gas employees and retirees contributed about 100,000 volunteer hours through Duke Energy in Action.

Why The Taproot Foundation Celebrates This One Wedding Anniversary

And how this day can help you bring your whole self to work
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By Elizabeth Schwan-Rosenwald, Chief External Relations Officer at the Taproot Foundation

HP VIDEO | Rosette’s Story: Reinventing Impact in Haiti

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With limited access to clean water, people living in Haiti rely on bottled water. But because proper disposal methods aren’t in place, plastic bottles litter the land, canals, and shoreline. To help address this problem, HP has partnered with Thread International and the First Mile Coalition on a program that turns plastic bottles collected in Haiti into recycled plastic that is used to produce Original HP ink cartridges.

Providing Food, Basic Needs, and Self-Sufficiency Programs in Fairfax County, VA

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The Lorton Community Action Center (LCAC) serves the southeastern portion of Fairfax County, Virginia. LCAC’s mission is to enhance the quality of life in our community by providing food, basic needs, and self-sufficiency programs through the generous support of our community. LCAC was founded in 1975 by a group of community-minded women who discovered children attending Gunston Elementary School who were coming to school hungry.  

Syrian Violinist Turns Passion for Music into an Inspiring Message of Peace and Cultural Understanding

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From a young age, Mariela Shaker was a gifted violinist. At the age of 10, she joined the Arabic Institute of Music in Aleppo, Syria, graduating in 2004 with distinction. She then began traveling across Syria to perform in various festivals and concerts, eventually returning to the institute to teach music to a new generation of students.

Strengthening Food Security in the Developing World

by Madison Barre
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One of the lessons I’ve learned as an employee at General Mills was that food security is not proprietary. Rather, it is our collective responsibility.

Everyone wants to ensure food is safe, accessible, nutritious, and available for all.

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