National Grandparents Day is Sunday, September 13. Despite popular belief in my household, Hallmark™ did not create this holiday.
Volunteers report having less stress, longer periods of sustained happiness, more of a drive in personal and professional sectors, and a larger sense of community when they volunteer in virtually any capacity. While most people attribute volunteering to an improved mood and a purposeful life, studies are actually beginning to find that it affects your physical health too!
Looking to learn about volunteering, activism and creating social change? Add these books to your reading list to learn more about the different ways you can use your time to help others and create social good.
As many as one out of five children are sexually abused. In addition, it is estimated that over a quarter of all children are mistreated, abused, or witness family violence. With staggering numbers like that, it’s frightening to consider how or if these children get assistance. Thankfully, there are outreach and support programs like Kids in Crisis, a Connecticut nonprofit.
Pharmacy students at Roseman University of Health Sciences are taking extra steps to assist Nevada residents gain a better understanding of their Medicare plans and help them save money in the process. A recent national grant of $50,000 from NobleCause, an award program to foster volunteerism, is funding the student chapter of the American Society of Consultant Pharmacists (ASCP) to recruit and train more student volunteers to assist Medicare beneficiaries in the ASCP call lab.
Imagine the impact 75,000 students could make if each one participated in just one community focused service-learning experience every school year. That’s just what the National Center for Learning and Civic Engagement (NCLCE) plans to find out with the help of a $50,000 NobleCause grant to foster volunteerism.
Thanks to a $50,000 NobleCause grant to promote volunteerism, Campus Compact of Oregon now has the necessary funds to begin an exciting new program called REACH - Racial Equity Across College and High School.
Nearly 60 million people are displaced worldwide due to conflict, natural disasters, economic struggles, and more. About 70,000 refugees were granted residence in the United States in 2015. Many organizations and agencies want to spread awareness and support for the refugee plight. Refugee Support Services (RSS), a nonprofit located in Charlotte, NC, is doing just that. A recent recipient of a 2016 NobleCause grant, RSS plans to use to the funds to increase their volunteer base to provide support services for refugees who have recently arrived in the area. North Carolina receives about 2,200 refugees per year, and Charlotte alone resettles about 650 people.
The college tour is the time to ask important questions – for you and for your child. Whether you’re footing the bill, or your student is taking out loans, it’s a costly venture. Don’t be shy about getting as much information as possible.
All around the country, high school graduates are packing their overnight bags for college orientation. When I was a freshman, back in the dark ages, orientation took place just a few days before you began school. Universities now have new students choose from two or three day sessions beginning as early as March and continuing until the start of the Fall semester.
In part two of our series on college visits, we discuss how to decide which schools to visit and when to schedule tours.
As your children begin high school, it's definitely the time to get serious about planning college visits. In this three part series, we’ll provide some guidelines and tips to make the most of your student’s college visits.
June 5th is World Environment Day, and there is no shortage of environmental initiatives that have been made (and met) worldwide. One organization, Environmental Learning for Kids (ELK), provides a number of programs targeted at preschool through 12th grade students (Generation Z), to help them understand the value of community outreach, and to get them interested in the nature and science departments. Recently, ELK received a grant from NobleCause which will allow them to increase their reach, provide stronger support for those already in their program, and more.
Since 2009, volunteer attorneys in partnership with the Connecticut Veterans Legal Center have resolved 609 legal issues. Their impact is transformative. And, now a $6500 NobleCause grant will help the nonprofit fund their Service Pledge and their Advanced VA Benefits Training for 2016. In the past year alone, CVLC volunteers donated an estimated $805,000 in time on 272 cases. The total amount of donated time exceeds $2.3 million.
Loaves and Fishes was recently awarded $50,000 from a grant competition through NobleCause to foster volunteerism throughout the nation. The funding allows the organization to find passionate gardening volunteers to take the lead at Farm for All, an exciting project incorporating multiple farm locations. All fresh produce grown is used to help provide free nutritious meals at multiple dining sites.
May 3 is National Teacher Appreciation Day. It’s part of a week long celebration first started in 1984 by the National Parent Teacher Association as a time to recognize outstanding educators.
Over one billion people in 192 countries are expected to participate in the 46th anniversary of Earth Day, making it the largest civic observance in the world. This year, you can continue to help change the world by starting in your own neighborhood! Here are 10 simple ways you can take action with your friends, family, and neighbors on Earth Day or any day of the year to help protect our environment for future generations.
There’s a lot to do between now and that first day of school and while your parents may have taken care of all the little details in the past, now it’s time for you to step up and take responsibility! We know this may be new for you and your parents, so here are a few tips to help you both make a smooth transition.
To meet the growing needs of our tech savvy customers, TreeTop Commons is expanding! In the last two months we have hired six new people. Our new team members come from all walks of life, with very different backgrounds, education, and expertise. They are all wickedly smart and have a passion for not only development, but for volunteering and making the world a better place.
April is Autism Awareness Month. Autism Empowerment serves all ages and abilities and promotes four Foundational Pillars of Positivity: Accept – Enrich – Inspire – Empower. Their Autism Serves Kids Care Club, was recently awarded a $6500 NobleCause grant to foster volunteerism. The NobleCause grant competition, launched last fall, invited high schools, school districts, colleges and universities, and nonprofits to identify and address a local challenge.