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KeyBank Recognized as One of the 50 Most Community-Minded Companies in the United States

Fifth Consecutive Time KeyBank is on the Annual Civic 50 List & Named Financials Sector Leader for Third Time
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CLEVELAND, June 19, 2018 /3BL Media/ - KeyBank has been named an honoree of The Civic 50 by Points of Light, the world’s largest organization dedicated to volunteer service. The award recognizes KeyBank as one of the most community-minded companies in the United States. In addition, KeyBank was named the Sector Leader for financial services for the second-straight year and third time overall.

Statement From Natalye Paquin, Points of Light President and CEO, in Honor of Mrs. Barbara Bush

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April 18, 2018 /3BL Media/ - “Barbara Bush embodied strength, grace, and dedication to family and faith. Her life was the very definition of what we at Points of Light hold up and support through our mission, a life that includes service to others. A tireless advocate for volunteerism, Mrs. Bush helped countless charities and humanitarian causes during her years in public life. In a recent interview, when talking about her continued work with her literacy foundation and President George H. W.

Trends in Corporate Engagement: A Conversation with Jenny Lawson, President of Networks at Points of Light

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In this episode of the Champions for Social Good Podcast, Rachel Hutchisson, vice president of Corporate Citizenship and Philanthropy at Blackbaud, speaks with Jenny Lawson, president of Networks at Points of Light, about trends in corporate engagement.

AmeriCorps Alums Joins Service Year Alliance

Innovative agreement with sector partner Points of Light aimed at boosting service field
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WASHINGTON, March 14, 2018 /3BL Media/ - Today, in an effort to boost the service year field and advance shared missions, Service Year Alliance officially acquired AmeriCorps Alums from Points of Light. AmeriCorps Alums, which had been an enterprise of Points of Light since 2005, is the only national network that connects the more than 1 million alumni of all AmeriCorps programs to resources that support their lifetime of service.

Teen Builds Friendships, Fosters Acceptance Through Inclusive Team Sports

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For Josh Kaplan, giving back to the community is part of who he is. Driven by the Jewish concept of Tikkun Olam, or “repairing the world,” he believes each of us has the power to create change and participate meaningfully in the world around us.

Points of Light Honors the Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Through National Day of Service

Hundreds of thousands of people across the country will participate in the largest volunteer day of the year, improving their communities and addressing issues facing our nation through volunteer service and civic dialogue
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ATLANTA, January 11, 2018 /3BL Media/ - Points of Light, with support from KPMG Foundation and the Corporation for National and Community Service, will celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Jan.

Points of Light Civic Accelerator Invests $100,000 in Two Startups Advancing Workforce Innovation

The Points of Light Civic Accelerator graduates 11 civic ventures that are addressing ways to improve educational and workforce outcomes to prepare individuals for 21st century employment
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ATLANTA, January 3, 2018 /3BL Media/ - The Points of Light Civic Accelerator announced today that it will invest $50,000 each in ReciproCare (Washington, D.C.), a for-profit enterprise, and La Cocina VA (Arlington, Virginia), a nonprofit enterprise. Both ventures are focused on access and pathways to employment to help more individuals and families succeed.

In Search of the Most Community-Minded Companies in the Nation, Points of Light Launches Survey for the 2018 Civic 50

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WASHINGTON, December 14, 2017 /3BL Media/ - This week, Points of Light opened the survey for the 2018 Civic 50, an annual initiative that recognizes the 50 most community-minded companies in the nation each year. Now in its sixth year, the Civic 50 provides a national standard for superior corporate citizenship and showcases how companies can use their time, skills and other resources to improve the quality of life in the communities where they do business.

Family of Volunteers Are a Bright Light in Their Storm-Darkened Puerto Rico Community

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As Texas, Florida and Puerto Rico face the aftermath of Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria, Points of Light is honoring everyday citizens who stepped up to serve their communities during the immediate response and to embark on the long road to recovery. 

Sociology Professor Helps Students Bridge the Generation Gap With Service

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Finding a common thread between generations can sometimes be difficult these days. So, when one of Dr. Keith Whitworth’s students brought Cycling Without Age to his attention, he immediately jumped at the opportunity to bring the program to Texas Christian University.

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